The Art and Elegance of the Bathtub. An Acquired Skill?

In an effort to lift my mood and yours, I bring to you a snippet of a recent family conversation. My son, the wit, entertained us all by starting the following thread after he tried to relax in the bathtub. It had been one tough week at work. Characters: son Jesse,...

Bathtubs and Good Sleep Go Together

My bath is more important than it should be… I’m sure. I look forward to my bath like others look forward to pizza night or the latest Star Wars movie. Once I had to stay in a motel room without one and, honestly, you would have thought I found bedbugs instead...

Renewing Vigor is Vital to Good Health

This year I’m celebrating my birthday. I tell friends all the time to “Celebrate Yourself” when their time comes, but mostly I just let it slide by with a special meal out and a good movie if possible. This year is different. More and more my days seem to be copies of...

Schedule Relaxation – 11/07

I caught myself doing it again this morning — starting out with a mental list of what I have to accomplish today. This is wrong. I recently vowed to give myself one day a week of doing what I want to do, not what I should do. The list of obligations that you try...

Avoid End of Summer Rush – Aug. ’06

Playtime is just about over. Some of you will celebrate getting your kids back in school, while others (like me) sadly mourn the inevitable end of sandal weather. Even though I no longer have children in the house, the mental habit remains; squeeze one last “fun” in...

Foot Soak is Heaven – Oct. 05

OK, I am on baths again… sort of. Only this time, it is a bath for your feet, which, by the way, you owe a lot.  A hot foot soak draws blood away from inflamed or congested areas of the body (in my case lately, mega congestion), but also feels like heaven...