Forest bathing is the next big thing, and Arkansas is the perfect place to do it

We are a nation of achievers. That’s a good thing when it comes to growth, innovation and progress—after all, it wasn’t people sitting around fanning themselves and binge-watching television who put us on the moon or gave us smartphones. But it turns out that all this achievement may be taking a toll on our health. … Source: Forest bathing is the next big thing, and Arkansas is the perfect place … [Read more...]

Resolved to be Involved – 2016

Welcome to 2017 everyone. I'm sure everyone has come up with new year resolutions by now. After doing some quick research online it seems that most resolutions involve quitting something or getting something. This is certainly true of those of us who want to improve our health. We want to quit smoking or alcohol or eat less. Others want to be better at a physical activity like running and cycling. … [Read more...]

Weekend Warriors

Ahhhhh.....the weekend, a time to relax, do a little grilling, sit out on the deck....NOT! Relaxing is not what most people think of when they hear about our weekends. If we're not participating in some kind of bike race, run, paddle or other outdoor event, we're covering it. We try to get in some activity during the week but with day jobs and other family and household duties our time is limited. … [Read more...]

Howling at the mOOn

Years ago I was lucky enough to have a co-worker who loved to run. Most days you would find the two of us running three to six mile routes around our complex at lunch time. It was 27 degrees, we wore beanies and gloves. It was 94 degrees, we ditched the beanies and gloves and just tried not to faint. Then she moved away and I stopped running as much. Okay I stopped running almost altogether. It's … [Read more...]

The History of Memory

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory." Susan B. Anthony Textbooks are filled with their accomplishments. The internet is a treasure trove of their quotes and pictures. The library is … [Read more...]