Tag Archives: relax

Beyond 101: Go on a wellness vacation

For many, many years, I have fantasized about going on a spa vacation somewhere.  Spending a week or so sitting on a chaise in a plush white robe, getting my feet massaged while eating bon bons, looking at gorgeous views while … Continue reading

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Puppy love

I participate in a meditation community where members share brief stories via email about how their practice is going.  It’s a way for the individual doing the sharing to delve deeper into his/her practice, and a way for people receiving … Continue reading

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#61: Get a facial

Several years ago I was chatting with a colleague, and she and I casually discussed our weekend plans.  She excitedly shared that she was getting a facial.  I had heard of facials before, but didn’t really know what the process entailed.  My … Continue reading

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#62: Get an acupuncture treatment

I try to be a very open-minded individual – yet I admit that in some domains, I hold “traditional” (outdated? biased?) views. For example, whenever I hear the word ‘doctor’ I immediately think of a white man, and any time … Continue reading

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#37: Visit the Minnesota History Center (a Minnesota Historic Site)

Waking on a Saturday morning and finding no appointments on my calendar or “critical” tasks to complete, I decided to take advantage of the gift of time and experience a 101 list item. The Minnesota History Center was displaying an … Continue reading

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#73: Take a bath in our ‘new’ tub

My sweetie and I purchased our current home nine years ago, from the original builders who erected the structure in the early 1980s.  A modest three-bedroom, one-and-three-quarter bath, split level floor plan located in a safe neighborhood, the house provided … Continue reading

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A hot date

Every night for the past several weeks I have had a standing date with two pretty awesome guys: After dinner, we all retire to the living room – where we read or watch TV, and indulge in some ‘cuddle time': … Continue reading

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Oooohhhh, aaaaahhhhh….

Some women like to spend their money on clothes and shoes.  Other women prefer to purchase jewelry or décor.  I choose to spend my cash not on fancy things, but on lovely experiences (like yoga and massage).  Today I received … Continue reading

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Maturing – in many ways

Over the past few months I’ve been noticing that I’m getting older.  Seemingly overnight, I saw gray hairs grow, wrinkles appear, and my spine shrink.  I’m having to face the reality that my body is not “mine” to control, and … Continue reading

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Shuffle, meander, wander – repeat.

I’ve been a slacker today.  I’ve dinked, I’ve putzed, I’ve dawdled, I’ve wandered aimlessly…basically, I’ve spent a lot of the day wasting time. I’m usually a very driven, focused person – bordering on obsessive and relentless.  But occasionally (a few … Continue reading

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