Hiking in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

One of my favorite summer time activities after a stressful week of work is to get out in the woods and go for a hike. The weather was very pleasant this weekend, and it just so happened that my husband had rented a new camera that he wanted to test out before buying, so we…

The Fitness Files: Heartcore

Today I tried a new fitness class called Heartcore and, let me tell you, this class was hardcore. The workout uses a Megaformer through a series of exercises that can best be described as a blend between Pilates and CrossFit. This was my first time using the Megaformer, a machine made up of stationary platforms,…

When to let go: the Peregrine Falcon

Here’s some news from my neck of the woods. Peregrine Falcons were once on the brink of extinction due to the use of the pesticide DDT which caused thinning of their egg shells. Now, because of conservation efforts and the banning of DDT in the United States, their numbers have been bouncing back quite successfully….