Shall we play a game...of Boggle?

“Shall We Play a Game?”

When I first introduced a photo of my Boggle game board as part of a weekly photo challenge, several bloggers asked if I would post another photo again so they could "play" online. So, no, we will not be playing a game of “thermonuclear war” as depicted in the 1983 Sci-Fi movie War Games. But …

Continue reading “Shall We Play a Game?”

The Fitness Cliff: 5 Fixes to save your workouts

The Dreaded Fitness Cliff: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts

  February is already here and you have been working diligently the whole month of January to achieve your fitness goals. Perhaps you have been swimming, strength training, taking yoga classes, or just walking or jogging in the fresh air. How are you feeling? Do you feel like you are accomplishing your goals? Or have …

Continue reading The Dreaded Fitness Cliff: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts

Face your fears. Windsurfing in Baja, Mexico.

Breaking Barriers of Self-Doubt in Leisure

If you keep up with my blog, you know I share my perspectives on leisure. My Leisurely Thursday feature is my platform for introducing and discussing concepts related to leisure education as well as to illuminate why leisure is a basic need in our lives. Today's focus is on self-inflicted barriers that prevent us from …

Continue reading Breaking Barriers of Self-Doubt in Leisure

Weightless water

Defying Gravity

Weight(less) I am traveling home after a nice long vacation in Baja Sur, Mexico. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I could not resist including another set of photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I took these photos on my last day in La Ventana.  The warm desert air combined with the 72 degree water of the Sea …

Continue reading Defying Gravity

Winter Cycling Safety. Reflective, bright clothing.

Leisurely Thursdays: Winter Cycling Tips

As winter draws near in the Northern Hemisphere, avid cyclists and even recreational bicyclists still enjoy their rides, whether for fitness, fun, or transportation. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I share tips to help you with your fall and winter cycling experience. In temperate climates like California or Florida, where cycling can be enjoyed almost year …

Continue reading Leisurely Thursdays: Winter Cycling Tips

Chain Linked. How do you link to leisure?

The Link to Leisure

This is the final wrap-up post to celebrate the last Leisure Link. Today I feature all the bloggers who took the time to link-up for the last time! And the winner with the most clicks was… All in a Dad’s Work, with his post “We Hit the Trails.” Eric is a great dad who gives …

Continue reading The Link to Leisure


Leisure’s Role in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Unless you live under a rock, you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know someone: a friend, colleague or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer? I do. Way too many. Do you know someone: a friend, colleague or family member who has died as a result of breast …

Continue reading Leisure’s Role in Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Time Out

The “tyranny of time.” That was the subject of last week’s lecture in my university classroom. I teach a general education class called “Leisure Lifestyle Development.” To introduce The Leisure Link link-up, I would like to start by discussing time as it relates to leisure. “Time is not only a container for leisure, but also what …

Continue reading Time Out


Windsurf Wow Factor

Do you have a leisure pastime that motivates you or inspires you to push its limits? Blogging and writing for most of us can be considered a serious hobby that pushes us to excel and learn more. I know that I read a lot on how to be a better blogger and to hone my …

Continue reading Windsurf Wow Factor


Seven Summer Fitness Strategies

It is no secret that being physically fit prevents illness, keeps or gets us lean, and is ideal for overall health. Everyone has their own definition of fitness. Although May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, fitness should be an attainable goal all year long. The trouble with summer fitness is…it’s hot outside! Heat for …

Continue reading Seven Summer Fitness Strategies


“Who Says Adults Can’t Have Recess?”

When was the last time you played kickball or dodge ball? It has been a long time, I’m sure. The other night I had the opportunity to watch my twenty-something-aged daughter play kickball in an organized league. Then I saw these t-shirts! In Sacramento, traditional recreation and park departments provide a variety of recreational and …

Continue reading “Who Says Adults Can’t Have Recess?”


What’s In Your Beach Tote?

Nothing says Independence Day holidays (4th of July) like a day at the beach. If it is summer where you are, no doubt you have been to the beach or are planning to go. Today, I will share the best items to have in your beach tote, whether you are a parent taking the kiddos …

Continue reading What’s In Your Beach Tote?


15 Summer Cycling Safety Tips

Summer is upon us and outdoor leisure activities abound! What is better than a bike ride on a beautiful summer day? Despite the heat and humidity, we still want to ride for fitness and leisure. Don’t let this stop you, but take some time to read through these summer cycling safety tips that will take …

Continue reading 15 Summer Cycling Safety Tips