You probably thought I was going to list cycling essential tools like a pump or tire irons to change a flat, a helmet to keep me safe, or maybe gloves to prevent blisters. While those are definitely nice to have, and I have occasionally gone on a long trip with all of them – they are not the three things that I never leave home without. Continue reading 3 Cycling Essentials You Should Never be Without
The Reasons Why I Love Making Bread
What do you love most about fresh bread? The taste, smell, texture, shape, or what you can put between two slices of it? I must admit, I love all of these. But smell is my favorite – that sweet, yeasty aroma. And, I certainly love the taste of fresh home-made bread – with butter and jam, toasted or as sandwiches.
The other major reason for making home-made bread is that I know that the ingredients that I choose are natural and healthy for me. Continue reading The Reasons Why I Love Making Bread
3 Reasons Why I Drink Coffee at Home
By the time I finish my workout at the gym in the morning, I am craving my first cup of coffee of the day.
I pass the local coffee shop and I am tempted to stop. But instead I blissfully wander home drawn by the vision of a relaxing brew at my dining room table, while I do a crossword puzzle and listen to classical music (my Zen).
There are several reasons why I prefer a coffee at home: Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Drink Coffee at Home
The Zen of Gardening
April showers bring May flowers! It’s raining today which means I am inside catching up with indoor work and grateful that I was able to garden on the weekend.
While gardens are beautiful to look at, good for the soul, and a benefit to our environment – they also are work! And before we start to see results in May and the rest of the summer season, plenty of effort is required. Continue reading The Zen of Gardening
The Health Benefits of Yoga
If you ever wondered whether yoga is really exercise – try doing it after an injury or an extended lay-off – and you will know for sure. Every time that I do yoga, I know that I am both stretching and strengthening my muscles. But when I haven’t done it for a while, I feel it even more in my achy muscles. Continue reading The Health Benefits of Yoga
5 Reasons Why I Love Yoga
There are five primary reasons that I love going to yoga class as part of my weekly fitness regime… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Love Yoga