Into the Unknown

It has been said that fear of the unknown is mankind’s oldest and deepest fear.  Why should that be? We live our entire lives moment to moment, never really sure of what will happen next. Given that, it would seem that familiarity would cause…

Diet…Noun and Verb

The word “diet” can be a noun or a verb. Are we talking a short-term fling here, or a lifelong relationship?


Reflexology is often dismissed as pseudoscience. I admit to some skepticism at first, but the results speak for themselves. I can’t tell you why, but this stuff works!

Yogi Tea

Turmeric is a staple in Indian cooking. It is a main ingredients in curry powder, and it gives many Indian dishes their distinctive yellow coloration. One component of turmeric, curcumin, has been in the news a lot lately as a natural anti-inflammatory. I use…

Williams River

The Williams River region in the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia was a highly anticipated annual adventure for more than 30 years. By then, the secret was out, and the whole character of the area changed. Still, it was a great run and an experience never to be forgotten.

The Numbers Game

Weight, BMI, body fat percentage…there are all kinds of numbers surrounding fitness. They can offer insight, accountability, and an objective measure of progress. Numbers are a great servant, but don’t let them become your master.

Amrit Vela

Amrit vela…the twilight hour just before sunrise when the veil between the worlds is parted.

Fitness Technology

The days of fitness being just lifting heavy weights and drinking raw eggs are over. Technology has joined forces with cast iron to allow us to train smarter.

Kundalini Spinal Awakening Series

Never underestimate the power of a flexible spine. This short practice from kundalini yoga is great if you sit at a desk all day, and even if you don’t!


Blackwater Falls near Davis, West Virginia, has a few hidden gems for those who venture out from the main park area. Elakala Falls is a worthwhile challenge, and Lake Pendleton offers a serene place to lie back and cloud gaze.