The silence of nature is very real...

False Alarms and the Silence of Leisure Spaces

In early January, my husband and I spent a glorious week in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Silence of Leisure Spaces We spent several days exploring the nearby beaches and waterfalls just enjoying the sounds of nature. We sat and ate our lunch in silence and simply enjoyed the show the surfers …

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Quote by John Muir "Opening a Thousand Windows"

Opening a Thousand Windows

While the featured image is not your typical glass-pained window, the frame of the pine trees yields a glorious view of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. "Oh these vast, calm measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God." John Muir For all its natural …

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Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

What is a blogger to do when there is no Weekly Photo Challenge scheduled this week? Why, post for Thursday Doors, of course! Back in July (seems so long ago now), we stayed with friends in their cabin near the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It was another endlessly hot weekend in the Sacramento Valley, …

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7 Sure-Fire Ways To Keep Your Blog Business Moving Forward During Holidays

Do you blog during the holidays? Some do, some don't. Last year, I personally traveled for three weeks and did not attend to my blog much other than to post for the weekly photo challenge. Read how some of my favorite bloggers handle their blogging breaks!

Make treating yourself a priority,and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. Mireille Guiliano

Treat Yourself

Treat Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. Mireille Guiliano In honor of Halloween, the weekly photo challenge asks us to share our treats and indulgences. Being able to enjoy a serene morning on my stand-up paddle board, …

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The Long Leisure Link #7

The Leisure Link #6 had a nice variety of link-ups! Again, there was a tie for the most clicked! Here are the two featured posts. Please drop by their blogs and see what all the hub-bub is about! Jodie's Touch of Style shared her post "White for the Lower Half, Part 2" showcasing ways women …

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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 …

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