Ten Days of Meditation in the Desert

Life has been hectic this year, with getting used to a new job, planning a wedding, moving houses, and some irresistible travel. At the busiest moments, I kept looking back to the time I went to a meditation retreat in the southern California desert (at Twentynine palms, just outside Joshua Tree National Park), and wishing … Continue reading Ten Days of Meditation in the Desert

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Honeymoon Escapes : The Walls of Lucca

I first heard about Lucca from a Tuscan guide book, while our honeymoon was still somewhat of a day dream. Initially, it looked like just another Tuscan town, but on closer reading, I saw that the medieval walls of Lucca were still intact, and now used as a public park and walkway! How amazing would it … Continue reading Honeymoon Escapes : The Walls of Lucca

Cooking Adventures : Baked Summer Squash

Farmers Markets just make me want to cook! The delicious smells wafting from the different stalls beautifully complement the fresh fruits and vegetables begging to be eaten. Some of my favorite Saturday mornings are ones spent strolling through the farmers market near the San Diego Bay, wanting to buy everything, but trying to restrain myself by carrying … Continue reading Cooking Adventures : Baked Summer Squash

Running on Coffee

Happy National Coffee Day! I'm so glad there is a day dedicated to coffee, because I think many people owe their day to day sanity to coffee. The myriad benefits of coffee include increasing energy levels, concentration, and improving your mood. Coffee has a ton of antioxidants which are necessary for metabolic processes. It is also … Continue reading Running on Coffee