Since we are all so busy during the holidays, this will be short and sweet and a little tart too. It’s party time! Time again to spread the cheer, share a recipe, a favorite gift idea, and a website too. First, one of my favorite things I’ve eaten this season so far is…….
Summer on the farm in Iowa can provoke a laid back, easy living feeling, especially when the temperatures get up to 100 degrees. That’s right, 100 degrees! Some days it gets so hot that you don’t feel like cooking or working on projects when you get home from work or on weekends. All you want to do is think about how it can’t possibly be 100 degrees again for the 8th day in a row………
Reserve your place at the table in Barcelona for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 6-9 pm! The book is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
This event is for you – if you want to read a good book, but don’t want to join and commit to a regular monthly book club. Yet, you would like to share in a discussion of the book with other women over a sit down meal related to the subject of the book. This would be a great gift, or a perfect time to ask your mother, daughter, sister, or friend, for instance, to join you in sharing this evening together. If you are interested, then here’s what to do.Follow these instructions:1) If you are interested in reading this book and participating in the actual event, then you must sign up ahead of time to attend, space is limited;2) Immediately reserve your place at the table by emailing Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Next, you read and finish the book before you come to the event on Thursday, May 23rd at 6 pm, with your book in hand to 124 E. Main St., Cherokee, IA
4) When you arrive, you can then make your payment of $40.00/person.
Body of Wisdom promises you will be surprised and delighted with an interesting book conversation and a beautiful meal presented by Mary. The event will also include some other related activities. In other words, all you need to do is read the designated book, Cutting for Stone, and then just show up! Space is limited and cancellations must be made 48 hours ahead of time to allow for any wait list or change of menu.
The story line is about Marion and Shiva Stone who are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Bound together by a connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. This is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles – and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
That’s TEDxSF! I know some of you are in tune to these 20 minute inspirational broadcasts. I just wanted to share this particular link with you. Like me, you will find all of these motivating and educational. Particularly this one……………..
Let’s just take one last look at 2011 as we go forward into the new year; motivated to lose weight, exercise more and find peace in this crazy world we live in. Allow me to share some photos I took this past year, along with a little advice for the future, remembering that the best advice is to live in the present, enjoy your friends, family and neighbors, and also……. View the post
Barcelona is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. There are gorgeous lights and special Christmas markets!
One of these outdoor markets in particular is in front of the famous Cathedral, and has many stalls that include the crapper or caganer, as it’s known in Catalan. Don’t be surprised if we hand you one of these for Xmas………… View the post
The concept of “starting over” was recently written in the Yoga Journal.
As the new season of Summer (Fall, Winter or Spring - take your pick) begins again, we are reminded that we can start over and continue to make progress with becoming a healthier person. If you want to make lasting changes in your life, practice “starting over”. How do you do that? View the post
Have you been trying to get out and walk, but can´t seem to lace up the sneakers, and get out the door? Try this…..
Did you know that on March 8th this year, the Women of International celebrated their 100th anniversary?!
I rallied on the bridge by Port Vell with other women from the Barcelona Women’s Network, celebrating 100 years of Women of International! I really didn’t do too much, except show up and hand out fliers. But I felt like I was doing something, taking some sort of action. I remember last year celebrating 40 years of Earth Day. I couldn’t believe all that time had passed. Time sort of flies, things sort of change.