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Category: Healthy Living

Juice!

Before I get going, I just have to show you my view as I write this post: We moved again!  We are in our third campsite at Nason Creek.  This site is next to the river and fully shaded.  It’s been really hot here–90+ degrees every…

10-Minute De-Stress… It’s Not What You Think

If you’re a regular follower of this blog, you might think that this post is about a quiet walk in the woods. Or a trip to see a beautiful sunset. Or maybe a quiet moment watching wildlife on a spring evening. But no….this post is about…

A Visit to the Raj

A couple of years ago, I made a life-changing trek to an Ayurvedic spa called The Raj, located in Fairfield, Iowa.  I made the trek to undergo ‘Panchakarma‘, a cleansing therapy, but left with so much more. I recently found a journal I kept that chronicle a…

Bridge Therapy: Hikin’ the South Bridge

There’s a high bridge that links Fort Pierce to South Hutchinson Island. I’m mildly afraid of heights and when you combine that with being over water, my heart starts beating fast.  Add a nice stiff breeze and I start sweating.  Put me in a car and…

A Brief Respite at Nelson Family Farms

Here in Florida, Publix dominates the grocery scene.   Publix is a nice store, living up to its slogan most of the time  “Where shopping is a pleasure”.  We have one just down the main road, a 10-minute walk away from our house. But convenience isn’t…

A Trip Back in History

Do you like learning about history? When I was younger, I didn’t spend much time thinking about the past.  I was so busy educating myself, raising children and working that I probably just didn’t have the intellectual energy to dwell on it much.  But that&#8217…

Broccoli, Spinach, Turmeric, Ginger, Lemon, Carrot, Orange, Strawberry, Kiwi Juice

I always used to think I was ‘doing my body good’ when I drank a big bottle of juice. I fed my kids bottled apple juice constantly when they were little, thinking it was so much better for them than water. As it turns out, water would have…

The Other Florida

When most people think of Florida, Disney and Miami’s beaches immediately come to mind. But there are other attractions in Florida that are less well known and less visited that are more amazing and beautiful than anything Disney offers. I look for these opportunities and am never disappointed…

It’s Another Day in Paradise: Hiking the George LeStrange Preserve

I woke up and walked outside this morning and thought to myself, “It’s another day in Paradise.” The sky glittered brilliant blue, triggering a memory of Rob’s grandmother, now long gone.  Rob’s family summered in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  On…

Beauty in Nature

Let’s go for a hike today! We live right next door to an incredibly beautiful natural area, the Oxbow Center in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. The area lies adjacent to the north fork of the Saint Lucie River and is special to me because of the natural diversity…

Slowing Down

Day 1 of this blog.   It’s March 1, the day I’ve always considered to be Michigan’s ‘Official Day of Spring’, except this year I’m in Florida and it has been summer all winter.  When we lived in Michigan, my husband…