Time for Summer Shenanigans!

Did you have a lovely 4th of July week if you live in the US? We did – from picnics to fireworks on the lake to live music, it was wonderful. I love the first week of July on the lake! Summer is so short in New England that we have to enjoy it while…

Are YOU Getting Enough Magnesium?

Do you take a magnesium supplement? If so, which one, and why? If you tested low on Magnesium or Vit D or another supplement, did your doctor recommend that you take a supplement? We’ve known for many years that magnesium is important for our hearts, but did you know it’s very important for the health…

Summer Activities – Walking Meditation in Nature

I was thinking… About my beautiful neighborhood; the birds, foxes, rabbits, hummingbirds, gofers, coyotes, and, happiest place of all – the LAKE! I often write in the newsletters and in Facebook posts about kayaking, boating, gardening, and other adventures here in my “Beautiful Berkshires.” I call this my own little paradise. And that’s how I…

Best Sun and Bug Protection for Summer!

Sunshine is here, and summer is on its way! Yay! Are YOU Ready? Got your sunscreen handy? Apparently, I was not ready last week. We had a lovely outside Yoga class and I didn’t bring my sunscreen. Got a little red nose to show for it! I almost always wear a hat as well, but…

What Can Stop Chronic Stress?

How are you feeling this week? Are you getting outside and enjoying any nice weather that comes your way? Are you tired of listening to the discouraging news stories on TV and the internet? Are you anxious about family members going through tough times? I was a bit stressed last week when the agency that…

Restrictive Diets Don’t Work

Spring is in the air, even if the snow is still on the ground in Otis… With the warmer days and later sunsets comes the desire to get in shape for shorts and tanks. Many of us have put on our “winter weight,” like hibernating bears. For me, it’s the holiday season and my birthday…

National Play Outside Day!

Tomorrow is National Walking Day. Saturday is National Play Outside Day. I’ll bet you can guess where I’m going with this… Let’s make a vow today to do a little bit more walking and do it outdoors! Now that the weather is a bit nicer, we’ll get our daily dose of Sunshine Vitamin (D), breathe…