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Mindfulness And Meditation For Well-Being

Have you ever stared out your window, lost in the beauty of the moment? Maybe you watched the squirrels playing chase around the giant oak tree or just sat and listened to the rain? If you have, then, congratulations! You know how to meditate. On the other hand, if you’ve never quietly enjoyed the setting sun, bees buzzing in the ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Salt Creek Pupfish

I had heard of pupfish but had never seen one, so I was looking forward to learning more, especially after I found out it was breeding season for them and this was the best time to see them. About 13.5 miles north of Furnace Creek, we headed south on a graded gravel road off of Hwy 190 to the Salt ...

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This Is Your Brain On Cardio

When I talk to my clients about exercise the first question they have is usually, “what type of exercise should I be doing?” The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on lots of things, such as what your goals are, what kind of physical condition you’re presently in and what your physical limitations are. Short bursts of high intensity workouts ...

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Make Your Own Salad Dressing

When I have clients who are ready to organize their diet around real food, one of the very first things I encourage them to do is eat a salad every day and skip the store-bought salad dressing in favor of homemade. The beauty of a salad every day is that it adds a significant amount of nutrient dense food to ...

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Escape to Death Valley: Mesquite Sand Dunes

Last year we had visited Death Valley at this same time and were wowed by the “Superbloom.” We discovered zero wildflowers this year but there are always incredibly beautiful areas to explore in Death Valley and one of those are the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. They are a beautiful place to visit in the morning when we could see the ...

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Top 5 Meal Delivery Services: Are They Worth It?

In the past year or so, meal delivery services have flourished online. Aimed toward the “busy cook” these services send you the ingredients for a certain number of pre-designated meals. This is an attractive proposition for those of us living in the mountains, since it can be daunting to drive to town just to get a couple of missing ingredients. ...

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Snowshoeing From Fish Camp with Sally and Raven

Sally, Raven and their human pack had been holed up inside for too long, a result of our recent storms. We didn’t have to travel far to find good snowshoeing, interesting things to see and Mother Nature’s snow art in Fish Camp. Where: Sierra National Forest Distance: 5.09 miles (but you can go more or less if you want to) ...

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Restorative Pilates At The Community Center

Starting Monday, Feb. 27 – Wednesday, Apr. 17, Virginia Eaton leads Restorative Pilates classes at the Oakhurst Community Center, twice a week. See flyer below for details. About 15 years ago, I ruptured a disc in my back (L5/S1 for those who like details). My doc was sure that surgery was in my future but I had other ideas. After ...

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Getaway: Monarchs In Pismo (The Wanderers Live Longer)

CENTRAL COAST — With our only child in college now, it’s almost like my husband and I are dating again. We met and married relatively late in life, and spent our child-free time wisely, taking trips around the state. We lived in southern California then, and concentrated our weekends toward the south, between the desert and the sea. We enjoyed ...

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