Daytripper: The Best Christmas Tree
It was the worst-possible place for a pre-Christmas meltdown: Carol’s Christmas Tree Farm, (formerly Burnside’s) on Highway 2 near Greater Napanee. The annual outing is a decade-long family tradition, but on this occasion it was a daytrip disguised as just another Christmas chore.
In a less-stressed frame of mind I might have seen through my silliness. Other families were smiling and taking selfies in Santa’s sled. But it was Christmas and—seasonal spoiler alert!—there was too much to do and not enough time or energy to do it. All of my mind-over-mood
November 29, 2016 - Michelle Hauser
Yoga: A Connection of the Body and Mind
“Carefully lift your left leg and grasp your foot with your left hand,” the instructor calmly coached, her voice smooth and soothing. The dimmed lighting and gentle music cast a relaxed, undemanding ambiance over the group assembled in the large room.
Slowly, ever so slowly, I began to raise my left leg, and then quickly put it down again to prevent myself from toppling over. Feeling slightly foolish about my balance challenges I quickly looked around to see if anyone was watching, but no one was. No one seemed to care. And even more so, others were having the same issue I was.
November 29, 2016 - Christine Kirkland