The thing about starting a new habit is that usually it’s not “new” at all. Sometimes we have been doing things wrong for ages with full knowledge that there is a better way. Perhaps people in our life have been making helpful suggestions, even for years, which we ignore because we were for some reason not ready to take the step.
Such is my story with Continue reading “Testing Compression Socks for Travel – Part 2”
Foot balloons and cankles have been for me synonymous with flying for far too long. Well, to be honest the cankles might be a part of my look anyways. In the past couple of months, though, just like that, I decided to stop the madness. No more swollen puffy feet and ankles post flight for me, and Continue reading “Avoid Foot Balloons Post-Flight with Compression Socks – Part 1 of 2”
Yes, the accommodations are over-priced.
Yes, the island service can be indifferent.
Yes, the restaurant food may stress your GI system.
But, as a 13-year Bangkok resident, I’m a forever fan of Ko Samet, a small island off the eastern seaboard in Rayong province. It’s a 4 hour drive to the pier and another 20 minutes by speedboat (or 40 by ferry) to get onto the island, where its numerous white sand beaches Continue reading “On Letting Go + a Luxe Day Spa (Paradee) on Ko Samet”
Being a frequent solo customer of Bangkok taxis, with the understanding that one needs to allow a minimum of 1 hour to arrive anywhere in this city, I am also a frequent consumer of podcasts. They have become an important part of my wellness journey. Even at home, often while cooking, I’m tuned in to one. I’m an admitted podcast junkie.
Suffice it to say, I feel confident in sharing Continue reading “5 Most Excellent Wellness Podcasts”
Bangkok is often a mystery of traffic congestion and related stress in getting from point A to B. I learned a long time ago that thinking I could accomplish 3 things in a day – all in different locations around the city – was a tad too ambitious. These days I try to round up my activities in a given 24 hours into a particular location, and just stay put.
On the other hand, there are always tempting reasons to dive into the fray of Bangkok traffic, and one for me is a good fitness class. For 8 months or so I was a regular at a HIIT training studio. They offered a ½ hour lunch class that I loved, and the location was a short ride (defined as more-or-less 20 minutes) from my office. I could get there, get a workout in, shower and return in a respectable hour and a half. Twice a week I figured was doable. Continue reading “The Best Yoga Studio in Thailand that No One Knows About – Sol Yoga Bangkok”
I fly a lot with my day job. Over the years I have observed the way my body reacts to this situation. Sometimes not so well.
The biggest problem I have noticed is Continue reading “How to Avoid “Jet Belly” (aka Bloat) and Generally Feel Good when Flying”
Here in Thailand, life tends to move a bit more slowly than other places. The cultural impulse is to keep things relaxed and light. “Jai yen” means, “keep a cool heart.” This phrase is used to calm someone who is getting emotional – angry usually – in public. Keeping the group together is priority number 1 – and if someone begins to get Continue reading “3 Reasons to Reign in Your Relationship with Electronic Devices”
If you are in Bangkok for work or holiday and have a half day to spare, and if you don’t feel up to a temple or market visit, I have a recommendation for you. Actually, except for Continue reading “Have a Few Hours in Bangkok? Try Su Esthetics Day Spa”
Looking for a virtuous and indulgent way to spend a Saturday with a couple of girlfriends in Bangkok? Or perhaps you will soon find yourself with a free Saturday in Bangkok at one end of a business trip and just want to treat yourself right for the day? I’ve Continue reading “Bangkok Guide: a Self-care Saturday”