Kim’s cooking was a food-spiration. I think I might have wept a little.
When it comes to food, leave Paradise Island.
If you look hard enough, you’ll find a castle in any country. This one wasn’t protected by knights, though; it was protected by a Howitzer.
When it comes to a vacation in paradise, I’m the dig-your-toes-into-the-sand, observe-the-marine-life, enjoy-the-view type.
We want fat moments. Fat full-bodied moments nourish our souls, our daily lives. Such moments bring learning moments and beauty. They bring joy.
The Dig brought out my child-like enthusiasm. Even adults need a little mystery and magic in their lives, a “what if” to get the rainbow-inducing, creative gears churning in their heads.
Hugging a dolphin is even more therapeutic than playing with puppies, if you can fathom such a thing.
There’s something about the wind in your face and the sparkling blanket of the ocean spread before you that touches the ancient seafarer in all of us.
A few weeks ago, I posted about finding joy and happiness through healthy habits. I said that a healthy body leads to a healthier, happier mind…and I stand by that. But…well, I blithely said that I would start by improving my sleep habits and signed off. It hasn’t been that easy. Not even close. Turns…
I picked up The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece by Nigel Rodgers on a whim. I thought, “Hm, this might be nice to thumb through.” Did I thumb through it? No. I read it, and it was quite the endeavor. Overview: This book starts with the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the precursors to the Greeks, and works…
When it came to picking a Greek classic for my month of Greece, I was inundated with choice, except I’ve already read most of the big ones: The Iliad, The Odyssey, Euripides, Sophocles…check, check, check check. And I didn’t want to read Herodotus’ Histories. So Plato’s Republic it was. I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t easy to get through….
Not long ago someone messaged me about their depression, and it got me thinking about the public perception of depression. Mental illness in all its forms is something of a societal embarrassment. It’s something that people look at with discomfort; it’s often considered a weakness. Thankfully, there’s more awareness than ever now, but that doesn’t…