Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Sometimes we believe that if we live in a daily routine, we may also be considered boring and dull. We strive to have an exciting life full of new and different things each day.  Bring on the unexpected so that we are living on the edge and are never in a rut.

I have learned the hard way over the past year that ‘normal’ is a very desirable place to be! I long for the days when I can get up, workout, go to work, come home, fix dinner, go for a walk with the dogs, watch a little TV…

Yes, you read that sentence correctly—however, the key word is “routine” and not “stop.” If your regular exercise program has become “routine,” it’s time to shake things up a bit.  A wonderful feature of our bodies is adaptability; yet this same feature can work against us.  When we repeat the same weight-training program, run the same route, take the same cycle class, our bodies learn what to expect and become much more efficient—which is not what we want if we are…

In order to have healthy relationships you need to say exactly how you feel at the moment you feel it. I have a good friend who was in the midst of ending a relationship several years ago. We have all been there – fortunately or unfortunately.  In her particular case, I was amazed at how much relationships, and ending relationships, had become part of the technology age. Instead of calling on the phone or meeting in person to work out the details, it was all taking place online via…