Take a Break

9 posts

Humor and other forms of stress relief and personal reinforcement.

Get Up and Get Out

Though the threat of snow dimities as the days get longer, lingering winter inertia can still anchor a person indoors rather than motivate us to rack up the fitness points with a healthy walk. I’ll admit that been relishing in hibernation myself, spending hours in my studio practicing watercolor techniques. But I know the steady exposure to dry indoor air and limited sunlight is something I must resist. I […]

Reaching Your Peak

  My plan this morning was to avoid electronics, so I brought a book and a print newsletter with me to the breakfast table. The first article to catch my attention in the AARP Bulletin was a feature interview with Arianna Huffington by Deidre Donahue. Ironic that her second interview question evoked this advice from the woman who is a […]

Blue and Gold, Oh My

The first sign of spring I look for is the sunny smile of the daffodil—a treasured memory from earlier years. My Dad would always present me with a bouquet of daffodils in honor of my March birthday. I loved their fresh smell and smooth sturdy stems. Sadly, the many clumps of bulbs planted in our front yard have created lots […]