Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Sometimes we all need a little support - especially in our gardens! Climbing beans and cucumbers are provided with sturdy, long lasting support here in our gardens. Some plants need a bit of extra shade or protection from insects. Watch my segment of Central Texas Gardener (filmed here in our resort gardens in April) and learn more about keeping your plants on the up and up!

Put Your Oxygen Mask On

9th July 2012

We have all heard the instructions from the nice flight attendant at the beginning of each flight... "in the event of an emergency, if you are flying with young children (or someone acting like a child), secure your oxygen mask first, then place the oxygen mask on your child." Smart instruction that basically says, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OTHERS. Wise advice that instinctively we all know to be correct, but that we women, have a great deal of…

Last week’s blog included general hints for surviving the temperature extremes of summer—and water was mentioned as a surefire way to beat the heat.  Since water is so important for safety and comfort, I wanted to expand on its virtues and offer a few examples of water’s helpful effects when used internally and externally.

Most know that staying hydrated requires drinking plenty of water before, during and after your workout.  And if you’re out in the elements for less than an…