The journey not the arrival matters. ~ T.S. Eliot
Family road trips often come to mind when making vacation plans. Fond memories of piling into a car filled to the brim with beach bags, pillows, picnic baskets and snack foods, not to mention kids sitting hip to hip without even a seat belt between them. In contrast, today’s family road trip might feel more like being sentenced to solitary confinement with everyone wired into their personal technology device. Continue reading
It takes just one hour to do something good for yourself. Good for the Soul will lift your spirits out of the doldrums of a day at work, clear your mind of thoughts that may be veering to the dark side and even tone your thighs. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to find out why It’s not.
Our lives are just like yours, going from one thing to the next, barely stopping to heed nature’s call to the ladies’ room. Often there’s nothing we can do about that at the time, but there is something we can do to restore ourselves and it just takes girlfriends and about an hour.
Typically when the average North American sits down to eat, each ingredient has travelled at least 1,500 miles. You may not have given your food’s hometown much thought, but wouldn’t it be a fresh idea to fill your plate with the local foods of the season–spring’s asparagus, rhubarb and radishes, summer’s berries, tomatoes, onions and corn, autumn’s apples, pumpkins and squash, and winter’s ice wine? Continue reading
If this was the first day of your life and it was entirely up to you to decide what thoughts would fill your mind, what would those thoughts be? So much of what we spend our time thinking about and how we perceive the world around us is based on what we’ve been taught by others–parents, teachers, peers–and what we’ve learned through our own experiences.
But what if we could start with a blank slate and see things as new again or see them without the filter of the past? Would we make different choices? Would we be more uplifted by everyday experiences or continue to see the segments of each day as tasks to be ticked off? Continue reading
Julie’s remembers how much fun it is to hula.
Maybe it was being told to ‘grow up’, ‘don’t act so silly’ or ‘act your age’ but for whatever reason, somewhere along the road to adulthood many of us parked our bicycle, turned in our catcher’s mitt and stopped rolling the dice. But we don’t need to close the play book just because we’ve been handed the keys to adulthood.
Finding time to play is important as it stimulates creativity, reduces stress and increases energy levels. Play is hardwired into our DNA and without it adults can often find themselves lost in a world of fear, anger and obsessive worry. Play makes you feel lighter and more optimistic, refreshing your mind, body and spirit.
Despite the fact that we were all expert players when we were young, playing can seem like a foreign concept once adulthood hits. The DWAG Gals have come up with Don’t Act Your Age that will please both your inner girl and outer woman. As always, these are best done with your girlfriends. Continue reading