Dolphin sighting off the beach shore! Please save the ocean and increase your conservation efforts! Everyone can make a difference!
Support efforts to protect our Atlantic Shores!
There is strong opposition to drilling for oil off the Atlantic Coast in the Outer Banks.
Dare County and some of its towns and other organizations tied to tourism have written resolutions opposed to the idea. On Monday, a record crowd turned out to comment on a federal proposal for oil and gas exploration while a group of opponents met nearby. Over four hours, 670 people attended the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management meeting - most of whom opposed drilling.
The Southern Environmental Law Center is opposing offshore drilling. You have until midnight today to submit your comments to the US government at
For more information about this effort, please visit:
I have been working on my peacock yoga pose. This is a challenging pose for me. I enjoy teaching yoga classes and often have students come up to me after class asking me "how long will it take for me to learn this (blank) pose?" The answer is everything takes practice and patience. As I continue with my yoga journey, I realize that I will never master yoga. There are too many variations in asanas (poses) and there are always opportunities for improvement. So, enjoy the journey and know that the joy comes from the practice.
Eco-friendly living: 9AM-10AM, Saturday, April 18th, 2015 Free Outdoor Yoga Session with Live String Quartet
In celebration of Cary Fit Month, the Town of Cary in partnership with Judy Liu, MPH, Integrated Health Coach, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, RYT 200 (from Strenua, LLC) and the Philharmonic Association are offering a free outdoor yoga session with live string quartet music from 9AM-10AM on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Bond Park Boathouse, (near the lake). Please arrive 15 minutes early for free parking and to setup. Please bring your family and friends! Please bring your yoga mat and enjoy this free event!
As I continue my daily running streak, I have also included regular long runs for my full and half marathon training. I wear a Spibelt with water resistant pocket & gel loops on my runs. This is an essential running gear. It is water resistant so you don’t have to worry about getting your cellphone or other items wet from sweat or accidental water spills.
It is large enough to fit an iPhone 6 snuggly in the pocket as well as cash, credit cards and/or keys. There are six gel loops so you have plenty of gels that you can carry on your long runs. The waist length is adjustable as well. It comes in many different colors. I enjoy having my essential items securely in my belt. Knowing that I can always make a quick phonecall gives me security when I go out on long runs.
Unlike other brands, the belt fits securely around your waist so it does not bounce or shift around while you run (other brands may cause some shafing or irritation over time).
It is very lightweight. The company started in Austin, TX in 2006 by a female runner who identified a need to have a belt to carry her essential items during runs. It is now a nationally known brand and is a leading running belt worn by many runners.
For more information about the Spibelt and their other product offerings, please visit www.spibelt.com.
Valentine's Day is a few days away! Feeling unsure what to surprise your loved ones with this holiday? Be sure to have candles in the mix. I love candles! Candles are for quiet dinners, meditation, intimate parties, special evenings "in," and for those important "me times." Pure Beeswax are used to make these wonderful candles. If you have read my other product reviews before, you may already know that burning synthetic candles cause toxic air pollutants to be released into your immediate environment and is usually made from harmful byproducts of manufacturing plants.
Pure Beeswax candles support the healthy colonies of bees. These candles have a long shelf life and do not go rancid. The candles burn clean. What does that mean? It means that the heat released from these candles do not contain harmful toxins. Beeswax candles have been known to act as air purifiers. I love how long these candles last and the very faint scent of beeswax.
These candles are not just for Valentine's Day. You can enjoy them all year long for any occasion and for whenever you want to relax. Please feel free to visit www.purebeeswaxcandles.com
As I continue on my running streak, I realized that it is a matter of making sure that I continue to incorporate running as part of my daily life. That means I always have an extra pair of socks, sneakers, towel and change of clothes in a tote bag left in my car for those moments where I can change and go for a run. When well planned, this means the bag is my gym bag and is usually used at the fitness club. However, I have been known to "change into running clothes" in restrooms located in malls, bookstores and restaurants whenever the opportunity to run presents itself. I feel like a superhero changing quickly into my running outfit, but it is worth the hassle. Running is a moving meditation for me. I am able to observe and appreciate my running route (photo shown here is one of my favorite greenways). Let the running streak continue!
I have started a daily running streak before the beginning of 2015 and am still running each day for at least 3 miles. I've found that this commitment is hard. It is harder than training for a full marathon because I don't get a single rest day. I am committed to run (even when I don't feel like it). I have begun to realized that that are many obstacles to running every day (work, family, weather, friends, etc. commitments are all impacting me). What has kept me going is my stubborn persistence.
Time to throw on my running shoes and run!
A week before the new year I was thinking what would be a challenging and exciting running goal for 2015. I decided that I would start a running streak and run at least 3 miles each day for 365 days. I was so excited that I started before the new year and am still going strong! I hope to share my running experience here with you. I will also be practicing yoga every day as well.
I love being in a room filled with candles. The soft lighting and warmth from candles creates a soothing meditative mood. I've tried Pure Beeswax Country Lavender candles. These candles are eco-friendly. The beeswax candles emit distinct compounds when they burn, neutralizing airborne contaminants and allergens. The wicks made with cotton, and all natural ingredients. Beeswax candles generate a natural glow that is closest to sunlight. I love the aromatic lavender scent from these candles! Enjoying some quiet time in a candlelit room after a hectic day is just a perfect way to unwind!
For more information about Pure Beeswax Candles, please visit http://us.purebeeswaxcandles.com