During the winter when energy levels can easily drop we might be tempted to reach for cookies or donuts to […]
If you’ve been following this blog, you know I have an eccentric form of humour. Telling myself that I could become a fitness instructor at age 65 might be the funniest joke yet. Yet, here’s the thing: I already have the support of family, friends, a great group of Essentrics® instructors, and the Essentrics® training team, so I will do this. No joke.
I no longer feel like a fraud or an impostor. I am a fitness leader. I am a writer. Sometimes these two passions will come together. I will continue to write about them both with more passion, which I seem to have lost but now have found once more.
Take the stress completely out of planning a trip to Australia and let Michela Fantinel help with this “Ultimate Guide to Australia Itineraries” to make this your perfectly planned holiday.
Talk about a sweet ending to our trip to Australia. On our penultimate day, we drove for about 90 minutes […]
I grew up in Toronto, [Ontario, Canada] and in many ways, I still consider it “my old hometown.” So I’m looking forward to being a tourist.
We’d had two days of rain so we were more than happy to finally see the sun!…For these two Canadian women escaping the cold and snow in November, this was bliss!
If you want to see what a city is really like and get around its different neighbourhoods, hopping on a bus is a great way to go. When you’re a tourist and don’t have a lot of time, a bus tour can give you a great snapshot of what the city has to offer.
There also seemed to be a more positive energy, which you “yoga people” will understand, but one that’s difficult to put into words. The room seemed brighter too. Maybe it was because of the larger space.
I try to approach most things in life with a sense of humour and a sense of hope. These are especially important when you live with a chronic illness—or two or three– as I do.
I am not a sadist or a masochist but since reading an article* called “Pain Pain Go Away” I’ve been thinking a lot about pain.
Now that we’re into 2011 I thought I’d better get back to writing more about our trip to Korea, which […]
Of all the things that we saw and did that day: at the palace and walking through the market, it is that first sight of the mountains that remains etched strongly in my mind.
My husband Jim and I visited South Korea from September 14 to October 4, 2010. Our visit was a chance […]
” i eumsik maewoyo?” meaning “Is this dish spicy?” was a Korean phrase I quickly learned. Much Korean food is […]
Wellness is a state of being: having a healthy mind, body and spirit. It’s more than just being free of disease. …Heredity or just bad luck may give us some health challenges to deal with. If we keep wellness as the goal, and we have a range of choices, then meeting those challenges will become easier.
Twenty-six years ago feminism and motherhood had an interesting convergence for me….I’ve proudly called myself a feminist for many years. Before we knew the word my mother was a feminist who raised her daughters to believe in the principles of feminism:social, political, and economic equality between women and men.
In my last post, The Best of Both Worlds I referred to the different health practitioners that I’ve been fortunate […]