A New Perspective on Wellness

Warning: Long Blog Post. . . and it’s personal this time! My entire professional (and personal) life has revolved around practicing and teaching strategies for wellness. I approach wellness from all angles; scientific, practical, energetic, and emotional. I’m working on a compendium of wellness practices on the blog called the A,B,C’s for Living Well. Having … Read more

April News Brief

April is the month of spring things:  gentle rain, flowers blooming, baby animals, outdoor festivals, and warmer temperatures. Here in northern Arizona (especially in our small village), we are beyond ready for spring things! The infamous atmospheric river that has dropped so much rain and snow this year seems to be subsiding now that April … Read more

“T” is for Testing Part 2 Testing- 1,2,3!

Once it becomes clear that something is testing our patience in regard to health or wellness, exploring the discomfort can happen in a number of ways. The phrase Testing 1,2,3 is most often used in testing audio equipment to ensure that the audience can clearly receive broadcast messages. In this second installment of “T” is … Read more

“T” is for Testing Part 1

“Testing” as a wellness strategy or practice? Yes indeed! There are three different aspects of testing that may be useful to discover, establish, or maintain wellness during every stage of life, including at the end of life. Because I have many thoughts about Testing, there are three areas for reflection. The first comes from the … Read more

March News Brief

Greetings Further Shore friends, According to Time and Date, most of the U.S. will be “springing forward” into Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 12, 2023 (Arizona and Hawaii are the exceptions). I am personally glad that we don’t spring forward in AZ as I always found the change to be disorienting and annoying. The … Read more

February News Brief

Happy February Further Shore friends, This is the month we look to that famous marmot, Punxsutawney Phil, to tell us if winter will last for six more weeks. Since Phil saw his shadow on February 2nd, we can expect 6 more weeks of winter. Even before Phil saw his shadow, those of us who live … Read more

“S” is for Support

Self-support and self-care go hand in hand as important wellness practices. Like other practices in the A,B,C’s for Living Well this is a reminder to “put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others in need.” Support literally means to bear all or part of the weight of something; to hold up. When faced with … Read more

January News Brief

Happy January and Happy New Year Further Shore friends. We’ve been experiencing day after day of snow in northern Arizona. It is welcomed and needed in this high desert terrain; and oh, so beautiful! My office remodel is complete and since I am still in winter retreat mode, I’ve been writing, baking, planning some fun, … Read more

December News Brief

Happy December Further Shore friends! Where in the world did November go? December is the time to say Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus, Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, and joyful New Year’s Eve wishes before we jump into a new calendar year. On a personal note, our little family is preparing for winter here in Flagstaff. … Read more