Escapes

Spa and wellness retreats, massage, aromatherapy, hiking, outdoors and other ways to scape and find joy in life.

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: How to Dump a Book

“Summer reading list” after “summer reading list” has seduced me at this point in August.  For all the articles and email-forwards on the subject,...
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Book Club-Author as Lion Tamer: The Exiles and The Interestings

Allison Lynn’s inspired, new novel The Exiles touches on many juicy themes that make it a fabulous summer read – BIG secrets that mates...
Getting balance

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet was on Masterchef

This week I was at the Melbourne Convention Centre to hear the Dalai Lama speak on Compassion The Foundation of Well Being. I've been curious...
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What to do Before you Depart for an Overseas Trip

Traveling with your friends overseas can be an amazing adventure. On the other hand, it can turn into a train wreck – each person...
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How are you keeping cool?

With the insane heatwave that is gripping California and much of the western U.S. (my car thermometer said it was 111 degrees outside at...
Cottaging | it's in our DNA

Cottaging | it’s in our DNA

Cottaging I was speaking with someone last week who grew up in California. He has been living in Toronto for many years now but the...
The view of Lake Champlain from Burlington

The glory of going off the grid

We are analog creatures living in a digital age. This past weekend, I attended an orientation in Putney, Vermont for a teaching and leading gig...
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Stuck in Parenthesis: The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo I have a confession.  This weekend I sat my two eldest children in front of Looney Tunes for two full hours...