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I Have Some Interesting News
01/09/2012 Gail Ridings
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I got some bad news during my week long "get healthy" vacation. A blood test revealed that I am allergic to chocolate! Well, of course I’m happy that there were no real health issues, but really, I can’t have chocolate ever again? I might be overreacting, but right now, all I can think about is chocolate ice cream, Godiva chocolates filled with cherries, dark chocolate Hershey kisses, chocolate covered acai berries (my latest discovery), German Chocolate cake, chocolate covered strawberries….oh, please STOP!

Seriously, my husband and I came back from Canyon Ranch inspired to do more cardio, eat more vegetables and protein, drink more water and we’ve actually begun to meditate.  If you know me, you’ll be saying “What? Meditate!” Yes, I am the person who most needs meditation and the person who has the most difficult time sitting still. But, with two weeks of short sessions (one to two minutes is about all I can do so far) several times a day, I can feel the difference. You might have thought that a spa owner is full of peace and quiet. I confess I’ve still got a lot of “Type A” percolating in me. But, who knows? Maybe I could sit still, quietly breathing for five minutes at a time, if I keep at it.

One of my favorite ways to be quiet is to sit in our steam room at TallGrass. Private, cozy and warm, it never fails to calm me down and get me to breathe deeply and relax.  Please make sure you take time to “meditate” during a visit here – in our Great Room with a cup of Aveda Comforting Tea or try a complimentary steam. I know you’ll love it. And, it will begin your new year with moments of peace and calm.

Happy New Year!

feel free to share your chocolate with me! I'm not allergic and can never seem to get enough. Didn't know you had a blog - I'm enjoying it. Need to make it back up to Tall Grass. It's hard when the roads are icy - I'm all relaxed until the drive home. :(
(January 17, 2012 ~ 11:37 AM)
By Sarah