Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Restful and restorative sleep is essential for physical and psychological health. Chronic lack of sleep or lack of refreshing sleep can lead to depression, muscle aches and pains, and impaired physical and mental functioning.

Insomnia frequently occurs if you are worried or if you are feeling so stressed and anxious that it is difficult to relax—subsequently, you lie in bed tired, yet unable to fall asleep. Yoga can be very beneficial for alleviating or minimizing insomnia. With its…

A Small Dose of Tough Love

21st September 2012

First, let me preface this week's submission with a message to those who just started working out: congratulations; good for you; keep it going and please know that what I am about to write does not apply to you. Anyone who is in the beginning stages of exercising will receive benefits and positive results from the newness of expending effort.

On the other hand, to those who have been working out for at least six months and are hoping to keep losing weight and/or improving their level…

The first cool fronts of fall have finally arrived and have brought welcome rain. As temperatures begin to cool, many of our summer herbs will begin to decline. Drying herbs can allow you to savor the flavor of your garden throughout the year.

Bundles of dried herbs can be a beautiful and fragrant home accent and are always a welcome gift to creative chefs without an herb garden of their own. I like to tie a small bundle of herbs on a package or a gift bag or even around the neck of a…