I was recently given the gift of yoga. Literally. For my birthday, I was given 10 yoga classes at a yoga studio, along with a yoga mat, yoga mat cleaner, and a box of salt (yes, you read that right) to condition the mat prior to using it for the first time. Sounds like a great gift, huh? It probably is, but I’m not a yoga person.
If you've ever wanted to read the classics, or if you've ever been intimidated or embarrassed by how few of the books on the "100 Best Books" lists you've actually read, here's an easy and painless way to increase your "read that" list.
A couple years ago I discovered a beautiful blue morning glory (family Convolvulaceae, genus Ipomoea L.) growing in a most inconvenient spot in my backyard—practically in the middle of the yard, in a heavy traffic area.
Chalkboard paint is maybe the greatest craft tool I’ve ever used. It’s absolutely amazing the things you can do with a simple can or bottle of chalkboard paint. So easy to use, you don’t have to be a DIY pro to get great results.
A silent retreat can be a wonderful opportunity to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of daily life, de-stress, and find some peace and quiet. It can also be an opportunity to get to know yourself again, meditate on your life, present or future, or whatever you want it to be.
“We need a urine sample.” It's not fun when the doctor or nurse says it to you, but when it's the vet asking, it's a totally different—and much more difficult—matter. I found that out the hard way.