Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

50/50 Chance

8th October 2012

Two years ago I was the primary caregiver for a family member that was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  She endured a lot over the course of a year, including five surgeries and six rounds of chemotherapy.  The day of her first surgery, when her cancer was formally diagnosed, the surgeon came to her room to check on her after surgery and informed us that the cancer had spread. He felt that 10 or 12 lymph nodes were involved and he pompously pronounced that she had a 50/50 chance…

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…