Posts Categorized: Healthy Living

Listening to Myself

Ode to Martha Graham

Today I made an effort to listen to yesterday’s blog. I was in a yoga class, gritting my teeth, pushing my hamstrings past their limits, comparing myself to the most flexible woman to my left (It’s not fair! She has shorter legs!) when I remembered that I could be in the moment differently. My state… Read more »

Living Content

Everyone here wears jeans…the waiter, my doctor, but not the local tv weatherman who gave his report last week wearing a double-breasted suit holding a chihuahua. Just a tidbit of local flavor, but not what’s really on my mind. What I want to talk about is the Oprah/Deepak Chopra meditation series about happiness.  It is… Read more »

Naked Men and Helen Hunt

I took a break from setting up the house and went to the local spa called Ten Thousand Waves, a gem of serenity, hot tubs, massages and an authentic Japanese koi pond.  Upon arrival you are given a kimono, flip flops, an unlimited supply of towels and are told which pools require bathing suits and… Read more »

O Yes, Ojo!

Driving for an hour over parched, rolling hills, with my daughter asleep at my side, we finally arrive at Ojo Caliente – hot mineral springs deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of northern New Mexico.  Tranquil and serene, only whispering is permitted when soaking in the tubs, it is a gem in the middle of… Read more »

The Ugly Weed

There is an ugly weed in my vegetable garden, and it’s pushing out all of my vegetables.  It isn’t beautiful, and it doesn’t produce flowers or vegetables.  It’s covered with prickly thorns.  Good luck pulling it out!  It grows fast and strong, and in its hardiness it has overtaken the garden. This weed does not… Read more »