August Don’t Forget Your Dose of R & R!

By now you might know about my penchant for rowing boats. Not the racing kind, but the slow, gliding across the lake, looking at the clouds kind of rowing. It makes my heart skip a beat just to know that I’ll be heave-hoing in just a few days. I had a taste of it last weekend […]

Pitta Season: It’s Finally Here!

Today is the Summer Solstice for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in New York City where I live, the weather bounced back and forth like a ping-pong ball for several weeks. I love ping-pong, but my body had a really hard time adjusting to all of the weather fluctuations. In the […]

Holiday Self-Love

It seems that every year when December is just around the corner and the holiday frenzy is underway, the subject of self-care shows up. Recently, during a conversation with a friend, I gently suggested that she might feel better if she focused a little more on herself and her own needs rather than on everyone […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling 2

Staying Healthy When Traveling 2 This is a re-post of an article I wrote last September after a year of unexpected travel. I hope some of the tips are helpful for all of you summer travelers! Preparation is key to staying healthy when traveling Up to a week in advance, make a list of everything […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling

I think I traveled more this summer than in the rest of my life combined! Travel is fun and exciting but if you’re not careful it can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. Here are some tips to feeling good when on the go. Preparation is the key to minimizing stress to staying healthy when […]

Finding the Good in Everything

Yesterday I was faced with my newsletter deadline but writing a typical list of New Year’s resolutions just didn’t excite me. Instead, I plopped down on the couch to watch the 1960 version of Pollyanna which was based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor Porter. I was nine years old when I first saw Hayley […]

One Minute Meditation

So here we are, 5 days until Christmas, and the mad rush is on. For those of you who are organized types (that’s you, Pitta!) these last few days will be a walk in the park. But for those of us who tend to procrastinate or get our best ideas at the last minute (a […]

My Love Affair with Plants

It began innocently enough – a houseplant here, a garden flower there, until quite recently, when my obsession with plants became a full-blown love affair. I began to wonder, what is it about plants that makes me feel so good? My home is filled with an ever-expanding collection of houseplants and my table always feels […]

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