A formula for good health and happy spirits in 2013

My lovely daughter-in-law, Marissa Hall Sharples is a very spiritual woman. And she is a certified Reiki healer. I had a Reiki session with her yesterday and came upon the following hanging in the bathroom of her studio. I felt I had to share it with you. It's another way to change your life in this New Year. By the way, the session was so relaxing and healing. I recommend you try Reiki out sometime. You'll definitely get hooked. FORMULA FOR GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPY SPIRITS Practice these three at all times: Be Positive Be Present Be Grateful Add these practices to your daily schedule: Eat lots of fresh food Open and air-out residence Take lots of relaxing walks amongst nature Play uplifting music Wear comfortable clothes at home Take relaxing baths (herbal is great) Read uplifting literature Practice deep breathing three times a day Do some exercise daily (walk, bike, hike, yoga, dance aerobics, Pilates, etc.) Be creative (the arts, music, … [Read more...]

The eve of New Year’s Eve

I think this is a perfect day for looking back. Usually we go to an eve, eve party where we always share about our events of the year. Since it was cancelled this year, I'll share our major happenings of 2011 here. Major Happenings of 2011: 1. My husband, Bob, and I traveled to Amador County and Sutter Creek, CA with Manhattan Beach friends to taste some native zinfandel wines in January. On our first night there Bob fell and broke the three metatarsal bones in his right foot. Bob had foot surgery to repair and pin his broken bones together in February and had to be off his foot for eight weeks. He got around on a knee scooter (Rolleraid) or crutches. I was his driver. Bob on his knee scooter (Rolleraid) 2. On May 8 (Mother's Day) my memoir Leaving the Hall Light On was released by Lucky Press. My successful book launch reading and signing at our local independent bookstore, Pages, was held on May 12. A couple of weeks later we celebrated my birthday in Lake … [Read more...]