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Spring Gifts from the garden

Look what I found under the melting snow of our garden! There were several and they are delicious. But only one had this cool visual to offer-The lemon just gives you a sense of size. 😉

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First signs of spring

What a treat for me to see these first signs of spring appear in the mountains! Believe it or not, I’m not sick of ski season yet; in fact, I was bummed to miss a powder day yesterday since I had some neck pain I thought it was best not to ignore. But a…

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When It’s Time To Let Go…of Life

As a non-fiction writer,  I have a great appreciation for those who write fiction.  It sounds overwhelmingly difficult to me!  While reading one of my favorite authors recently, Alice Hoffman, I came across a great paragraph which makes me think about what I often say to those who appear to be dying; curing may…

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Keep Moving!

Back Pain

Moving too fast without proper warm-up got me in trouble yesterday; I had the mother of all back spasms that made my cry out in pain every minute or more regardless of whether I was moving or stationary.   First, I did 30 minutes of gentle Essentrics stretches and even that was too much…

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December Daze

How do you feel at this point in December? Relieved? Exhausted? A bit depressed due to another New Year’s Eve alone or with way too many “over-imbibed” people? Time for serious self-care. I have no complaints about spending the first 8 days of December in Jamaica for more Essentrics training (a retreat for some,…

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Making do…40 Green Tomatoes

We had nearly 40 green tomatoes on one plant when the freeze was about to hit, so plucked them and stored them in the basement in brown paper bags to ripen.  It works well, although I must admit they aren’t *quite* as divine as plucked right off the vine.  😉  I had my very…

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Herbal Cordial Recipe

If you didn’t receive my recent newsletter on the benefits of making and drinking herbal cordials, I hope you sign up soon here on my website. When I’m on top of things, you’ll get your free newsletter twice a month. 😉 If you’re new to my blog (shorter and often more irreverent than my…

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Saying Goodbye…


After three months of email challenges, I’ve come across something much tougher:  saying goodbye to my darling kitty-cat, Maggie, on September 18th, 2013.  She taught me a lot during her 17 years on the planet, but I think she may have taught me even more after her spirit/energy left this planet.  She’s teaching me…

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Susan has been a certified yoga instructor since 2000 and has been teaching students of all ages and skill levels ever since. In 2012, Susan became certified to teach Essentrics classes. Essentrics helps to strengthen your muscles by lengthening them through a combination of tai chi, yoga and ballet movements.

Have you heard of Classical Stretch, a very popular TV show with Miranda Esmonde-White, showing on PBS for the past 15 years? Essentrics is the same thing, offered in one-hour live classes right here in Steamboat Springs!

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385 Angler’s Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO