Friday Finds: A Bit About Zambia

November 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Today’s “finds” will be focused on what we learned in Zambia rather than deals or finds. I hope that’s OK! And in the spirit of being honest, it will be heavy on the pictures and light on narrative, so we can carry on with our holiday in Cape Town. We spent 2 days in Zambia at Livingstone visiting Victoria Falls. A few things we learned…

Guest Post: A Two-fer Pilates for Runners + Wellness Coaching

November 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

While I am away, I am getting a little help from my friends. I am so happy to have Maureen Ryan from Ryan Wellness Coaching as a guest blogger. Maureen is a terrific pilates instructor who is also a great runner. One of the main reasons I have been running strong and injury free this year is Maureen’s Pilates for Runners classes! She has my…

Greetings from NYC- (No) Marathon Sunday

November 5, 2012 at 2:30 am

Last Sunday, this was not the type of post I had in my mind for “Marathon Sunday”. As many of my friends know, I like to write long marathon recaps citing interesting things I see, thanking friends and telling about how it went. I spent last week captivated and saddened by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy in NJ (my home state) and in the boroughs…

Keeping Things in Perspective

November 1, 2012 at 5:44 am

As I sat in Chicago, watching in horror as “the shore” was washed away, and friends and family lost power and suffered damage to their homes, and waited to hear from everyone, I realized that in times of disaster it is easier to put things in perspective. What really matters? health, family, friends, safety, love, compassion. (Even President Obama and Chris Christie found common ground…

Hurricane Help, Storm Travel & New York Mouth Helps…

October 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

As I sit here feeling helpless and far away as many of my favorite places, people and farm animals (at By Pond Farm) are being hammered by Hurricane Sandy, I was happy to find a helpful article on 5 apps that can help turn your smart phone into an emergency kit from Mashable. (And these are all good suggestions for the next storm or emergency…