Sleep, Oh Precious Sleep: The Ultimate Comforter

Why, oh why, does anyone resist their bed? How on earth can they resist the lure of such comfort at the end of the day? It’s so puzzling when someone tells me they don’t want to waste the time. WHAT? Don’t they know how important it is? All I have to do is...

Are You Wimpy?

“I’d get up around four in the morning and cover upward of two hundred miles a day between traveling to and from Peach Springs and picking up and dropping off the kids at different stops all over the district. I’d teach the whole bunch myself, take them all home,...

Could it be the Yoga?

“Is this your usual blood pressure?” The nurse was asking because my numbers were so low — 97/63. I suppose good news isn’t ordinary in doctor’s offices. I’ve just had my annual wellness check and, whereas my BP has never been high, it’s never been this low. Not only...

Sleep, Ahhh Precious Sleep

I put a sock on my clock. Crazy, right? But the last motel room I stayed in had a clock beside the bed that lit up the whole room. A sock was just right. When I needed to know the time, I just reach over and lifted the toe. No doubt the maid thought we were mad, but...

It Feels Good To Feel Good

FLU SHOTS HERE. This sign posted outside the drugstore reminded me of the season ahead. Today I shall be practical and play it forward with two very basic life tweaks: more rest, cleaner hands. You might think “Tell us something we don’t already know. Tell us...

Be Kind to your Body. It Serves You Well.

Morning walks are different in my new neighborhood, where nary a person, a bird, or a bambi can be seen. It’s mostly a working neighborhood so all is quiet after a steady flow of cars depart in the morning.   The walk is flatter, more landscaped, and look what...

Knocking Food Down a Peg

I ponder. The few times that I’ve written about food got more attention than the life tweaks I spend hours composing. Head scratch. How did food get to be so important? Oh, there’s no doubt that good food is divine. The trouble is it’s not the healthy stuff that’s “in...

Paying Attention to Wake-up Calls

Nothing wakes you up faster or more urgently than a phone call at 4am from a neighbor saying, “I think something’s wrong. My leg won’t work. Please come.” Nothing wakes you up faster than a cry for help and the unknown scenarios racing through your head. I answered...