Smile and make your day

As I started my bike last weekend I was pretty bummed.  A light drizzle turned into a downpour.  I stopped at one point and considered turning back. However, I decided to continue my bike, take it slow, and really look at all of the beauty present along the roadside. I found an accidental selfie that […]
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Bring on some sun

My rainy photos last weekend were filled with every shade of green.  I also spotted these mushrooms along the road.  The white and the purple against the green background caught my eye and the yellow made me think of the sun. I hope to get a little sunshine this week! The salal plant pictured below, is everywhere […]
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So Much Green

Once I stopped and really looked at the beauty all around me, I was in awe of all of the green.  Moss is very prevalent in the Northwest and covers just about everything! We take for granted the huge variety of green ferns growing just about everywhere in Western Washington .  The little ones… And […]
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Wettest Road Bike Ever

This past weekend I took the “wettest” road bike ever!  And I felt like I was on the “wettest” spot on earth.  I have never been so soaked and still had such an inspiring bike.  I could not take my eyes off this fence-line along the road.  No wonder it is called Misty Isle Farm. […]
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Fickle Spring Weather

Well, it is really trying to be spring here in the Northwest.  We have one day of sun breaks and another day of clouds, fog, and rain. But yes the signs of spring are here to stay! Last weekend there were clouds in the valley in Eastern Washington.  Plants are popping up even at higher […]
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Back in the PNW

As I swooped back into Seattle last Friday evening, I got a pretty nice view of the moon the day before it was a “blue moon” (the second full moon in a calendar month).  We flew above a thick cloud layer (welcome back to Seattle;) and the glowing moon was rising.  My mom would have loved […]
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Easter/Passover Dinner

Easter Sunday we had a delicious family dinner on Vashon Island.  It turned out to be a beautiful day by the water. The amazing meal was prepared by my son and daughter-in-law.  In past blog posts, I spoke of the importance of sharing a meal together regularly as an important way to connect with others. […]
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Get your D

Getting exercise outside is the perfect way to boost your energy and improve your levels of vitamin D.  This vitamin is fat-soluble and needed for strong bones and a healthy immune system. The best source for vitamin D is regular exposure to the sun. Some researchers suggest five to 30 minutes of sun exposure between […]
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A perfect ski day

Why not consider participating in outside activities you enjoy? The fitness industry has seen an incredible boom, however there has not been significant changes in physical activity across the nation.  Recent research has shown people enjoy walking outside much more than inside. Moving physical activities outside can help reluctant exercisers establish more consistent routines and maintain their […]
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A Late Winter Bike

Some people (like ;D like working out at the gym. Others (like me) love getting outside to feed our spirit AND get some exercise. There is some research that suggests outdoor exercise might have even more health benefits than a trip to the gym. Check out these six reasons from Huffington Post Wellness (9/21/14) to […]
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