Monthly Archives: August 2016

Leaving Doe Bay

On the Huffington Post Blog an article entitled “Why Music Part 9: Music and Spirituality” by Frank Fitzpatrick had some very interesting thoughts regarding music and spirituality. Fitzpatrick states, “The spiritual nature of music cannot be defined by religion, culture or genre. Music precedes and transcends all of those frameworks. To even compare music and […]
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Fun at Doe Bay

“My body, my soul and my mind, simultaneously response to good music.”-Lailah Gifty Akita We decided to bring our bikes to Orcas so we could get our heart rate up on some “rolling hills” when we were not chilling out listening to all the great music. I biked to Moran State Park, but declined to […]
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Music at Doe Bay

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The music line-up at the Doe Bay Music Fest is a unique and eclectic mix of artists from folk, indie-pop and garage rock, to hot soul, jazz and funk. Blind Pilot was very well received by those attending Doe Bay Fest 2016 and I believe this […]
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Arriving at Doe Bay

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” — Ludwig van Beethoven The evening we left for the San Juan’s could not have been more beautiful.  We were told by the crew on the shuttle boat heading over that the water had been unusually calm all day and they had been spotting […]
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Music is magic and lifts our spirits

“Music is the strongest form of magic.”  -Marilyn Manson Our friends invited us to join them this year for the annual Doe Bay Music Fest at the Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island in Washington State. Doe Bay Fest is a four-day music festival with an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine, and camping in the […]
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Create a walking goal

As we were driving by Freeway Park in Seattle a few weekends ago, we heard some sweet sounds in the air.  Freeway Park bridges over Interstate 5 and a large city-owned parking lot. The 5.2-acre park opened to the public July 4, 1976. A later addition to the park winds several blocks up First Hill, with a […]
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Try walking

Last week I met friends in Bainbridge Island for a special birthday dinner at Restaurant Marche.  Bainbridge Island is a city in Washington State and the name of the island in Puget Sound on which the city is situated. Winslow is the name of the downtown area of the city of Bainbridge Island and is the original name of the […]
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Walk with others

Every Body Walk http://www.everybodywalk.org is a movement to get America walking. Walking and talking with others is a great way to move and connect at the same time. Many of us meet with their partner, family or friends to have dinner, lunch or brunch.  Plan a way to make walking part of that interaction with others. […]
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Health benefits of walking

I get in a walk everyday.  When my walk is to the store to pick up groceries, it includes a little strength training for my arms and core as well! Carrying objects for a distance is a functional lifting pattern. Carrying a full bag of groceries is similar to the suitcase carry a trainer might […]
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Just walk

I read a great article entitled Just Walk in the August 2016 issue of Natural Awakenings on http://www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com.  Many are aware of the physical and mental benefits of walking which include weight loss and increased energy and better sleep.  Here are a few more: Walking helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes […]
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