Tag: relaxation

One Nightstand: Revisited

With the new addition of, Bookshelf, to the Be Well menu, I thought it would be apropos to revisit the blog that inspired me. As books and napping are major contenders for my ultimate happy place, the bedroom is the perfect spot to cultivate my happiness and feather my nest with pillows and pages. I…

Bubble, Bubble. Toils and Troubles.

With Halloween over, it’s time for me to store my inner witch’s broom back in the cupboard. I can’t help but recall the magic and mystery surrounding this holiday in my youth. The weeks of thought and creativity put into my costume and the urban legends about that one house in every neighborhood that gave…

Protecting Your Nuts

With Fall in full swing, the squirrels are working overtime. Running amok with vibrant green butternuts, larger than their heads and clenched in their determined jaws, they offer entertainment, and sometimes advice. Over the years, I have spent countless hours with my father observing backyard wildlife and pontificating the inner workings of their mysterious ways.…

How to Be Your Own Jedi Master

When my nephew, Owen, was a wee boy…somewhere between the ages of four and six, my family and I relished the moments with him before he drifted off to sleep. There would always be this moment, snug in his bed, when his breath began to slow, his eye lids would close, and his cherubic grin…