The Mediterranean diet in the wild

The Mediterranean diet in the wild

I have long since dreamed of sitting by the sea in a warm breeze, eating the foods common to the mediterranean. Greece in particular! I’ve hosted Greek pot-luck food parties back when I was in University. My first real cookbook

Stop holding your breath

Stop holding your breath

I didn’t realize I was holding my breath until I started to practice deep breathing. This was years ago, before meditation and yoga started to become so popular. Back then, I had not undergone the requisite training for having a

Birthday pondering, another year wiser?

Birthday pondering, another year wiser?

It is Spring and the birthday season is in full swing. In my family, there are a whole lot of us born around this time. It starts slow, a couple in the short days of February, bringing some sunshine into

A midlife career change in Berra-isms

A midlife career change in Berra-isms

Evidently, Berra-isms are colloquial expressions that lack logic. Many of them are just attributed to the Yankee legend Yogi Berra, even if he never actually said them. As he so perfectly put it: “I never said most of the things I

Turning a midlife crisis into a creative manifesto

Turning a midlife crisis into a creative manifesto

Unfortunately, a big chunk of my life has been spent following orders, or doing what was expected. Once I entered the institutions of learning, I towed the line. Attended classes, completed homework, took the tests. Year after year. After all

There is nothing simple about sleeping well

Starting at the bottom of my journey map, in the middle is the column titled SELF and the biggest box is called ‘SLEEP / REST‘. We all know how much better we feel when we have a great sleep and

After 25 years, why I walked away from my beloved career

After 25 years, why I walked away from my beloved career

When I told people I was effectively dropping out of the career I took 25 years to build, there was a wide range of responses. I was well-respected and had accomplished many things. On the outside, I seemed to be

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing

A couple of years ago, one of my New Years resolutions was to start meditating. Even back then, everyone seemed to be talking about the amazingly restorative powers of meditation. But how was I going to accomplish this? The first

Is work your life?

Is work your life?

Many years ago I suffered from blurry vision. I couldn’t see how my actions and choices were affecting my state of mind or even my overall health. I was stumbling through those days, reacting to whatever was dropped in my

Magical Runes the first language

Magical Runes the first language

Joanne Harris wrote 3 fictional books about Norse mythology, specifically weaving the tales around the adventures of the gods. I came across the first book called, “Runemarks” in the audio version. My kids and I listened to it on the