Sunday, January 22, 2012

Essential sleep

If there is one universal constant marker for good health, it must be sleep. Everyone needs a good night sleep, and you know it's so when you don't get it. Especially being awakened by someone else's insomnia, jarred out of a deep sleep, and not being able to find your way back.
 A useful imagery I've found is to picture beautiful jelly fish, pulsing and spreading their gossamer tendrils, drifting slowly down into deeper, darker water. Fill your mind with the image, and shut off the chatter, and you can find your way back to the land of nod. Restful, nourishing sleep, helps repair everything.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mid Life Mini Triathlon

Here's a recipe for a mini middle aged triathlon weekend. On Saturday take a one hour walk though the city, using streets you've never been on before. Marvel at the new streetscapes, the lovely houses, the new views. Ideally, during sunset, with a full moon rising. On Sunday take a 45 minute bike ride through the park, followed by a thirty minute swim. Add a ten minute hot tub. Helps if the weather is unseasonably warm, to appreciate the dry spell, before the rains (hopefully) begin.