Taking the Waters

This morning I lead yoga nidra, a delicious reclined guided meditation, for just our villa. Yesterday was busy and scattered so not everyone knew about it. It was yummy nonetheless. Today is the huge festival of Pentecost down in our little village of Camiore. There have been signs up for days announcing the festivities and … More Taking the Waters

Free Day

 Today is a free day. Since we are high on a hill with a winding road that is part of a delicate and complicated labyrinthine system none of us has been able to decipher yet, we must plan in groups if we want to go somewhere. Six of us pile into the van with Bill … More Free Day

Gelato First

 We hop back on the ferry to Vernazza. Along the way we pass more picturesque villages with brightly colored buildings. The air is fresh. The day beautiful. Since we’ve been here, in Tuscany, the weather has been very fickle and a departure from what is normally expected this time of year. Rain, chilly, sunny, warm. … More Gelato First

Lucca Love

   Our first full day in Tuscany is my birthday. What a hardship to be among the rolling hills and red clay roof villas on this day. On our schedule today is the medieval walled city of Lucca. A bike ride on the ramparts around the city is also on the agenda, but after getting … More Lucca Love

No Pizza in Pisa

 The first night of our Italian adventure begins. As we leave our hotel we stop at the front desk to ask ‘Sarah’ for directions to “The Tower.” “Oh, it is very closa. Just go down thisa waya. Turn lefta and it is there.” We turned before we were supposed to, compelled by some unknown shiny … More No Pizza in Pisa

The Italian Affair

 We began our journey in the sky lounge of Miami International Airport. We are flying first class – which was a nice surprise to me. As we sipped our wine we wondered aloud about all the amazing and beautiful sites awaiting, us then turned our attention toward solving the problems of the world. Our own … More The Italian Affair