Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Life is a cycle of chaotic times and mellow times where routine or life circumstances drag us down, but how to get out of a rut and get motivated?


This Is Where I Am Today, But I Am Not Staying Long

A good friend of mine made this comment to me recently and it hit me between the eyes. Powerful words!  In her case, she is in a battle with breast cancer that is treatable and curable.  Still absolutely no fun, but she knows that if she keeps her mind moving forward, staying positive and…

Benefits of T’ai Chi

22nd August 2014

T'ai Chi at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Written by: T’ai Chi Sifu Donna Minshew

The most frequently expressed statement when a person walks in the door to our T’ai Chi class is “I have never done T’ai Chi before, but I have always wanted to try it.”  So at Lake Austin Spa Resort, we strive to introduce the guest to the art in a setting which is less intimidating than walking into a Kung fu Studio for the first time, yet will still provide them with enough information so that if they want to pursue it further, they…

Kids can teach us adults many things, but by simply observing them you can learn a few things about improving self confidence as well. I had the wonderful pleasure of attending a birthday dinner for a 10-year-old last week. Not having any children of my own, I must say this is not a regular occurrence for me.  I absolutely loved it. Great company, wonderful people, amazing kids and a decent meal – I certainly cannot complain. But that is not what made the night memorable in my mind. …