Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Research continues to demonstrate that pleasurable pursuits lead to numerous benefits including improved mood, increased productivity and longevity. With that in mind and many days of summer still ahead, take advantage of the perfect season to have some fun while recharging your spirit and enhancing your health.

One of the easiest ways to freshen your perspective is to "discover" your own town. 

Consider the following options:

Pretend your best friend from another state is coming to…

Compost Tea

17th July 2012

Our resort gardens are growing very lush and the plants are quite productive. I like to make sure that my plants have the nutrients they need to keep providing the chefs with all the herbs and vegetables they can use. We brew a quick compost tea with ordinary products that everyone can find and use recycled plant containers to put nutrients right at the root zone of plants without disturbing delicate roots.

Here is an installment of The Central Texas Gardener filmed in our gardens at…

3, 2, 1 Plan

13th July 2012

Want to blast fat? Need to refresh and renew your program? It is as easy as 3...2...1...!

Perhaps you started a walking or running program months ago because you realized adding activity was a great way to lose weight - and for a while it worked well but now progress has stalled.

Or maybe your current routine started with a bang, you had energy to burn and enjoyed every minute but lately it has grown stale and you find yourself with little enthusiasm and almost no motivation to…