A Coastal Journey ~ Blogtourcali ~ part 2




This Blogtour was also deemed, "The well designed life."  To live well is to live a healthy life style certainly, but it also includes creating an environment that sets you up for personal well being and as much as possible, surrounding yourself with beauty (whatever that means to you) and that which brings you happiness. 




     We oohed and aahed for hours, taking in the beautiful coastline.  It
         never gets old!You can't help but decompress when surrounded by 
          such natural beauty.  Something bigger than you helps keep things in
perspective.  You have never heard adults get so
                                      excited at the sight of sea lions


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Friendship, connections, family, faith all are crucial to our personal well being, and I would add the feeling of belonging; finding "your tribe," "kindred spirits," interacting with those that share your passion or understand your vision.




What better place to take a little time to bliss out than The Bacara Resort?  Mr.Steam, Martha to be exact (above in red), lead us thru a journey of relaxation by extolling the virtue of incorporating steam into a bathing ritual after a little centering yoga.

Unwinding was easy as Ta Mé (pronounced Tammy) lead us thru our downward dogs and warriors on a bluff overlooking the ocean.  Mindfulness and quieting the (monkey) mind is crucial for a more harmonious, centered life.

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We were like jello afterwards!  Back on the bus, feeling oh so zen, I was lulled to sleep, putting to good use the sleep mask I won playing Mr(s). Steam's version of spin the wheel.  Martha was too much fun (as I was about to find out)


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Cambria was calling.  It's a gem of a coastal town.  The kind of place where you feel like you could escape to go "off the grid"








Caliza Winery was a blast.  The vintners could not have been nicer and chef Jeffery C. Scott's  meal was off the hook.  As the sun faded and the wine flowed, the conversation turned to song.  I cannot remember when was the last time I got up and broke into song (if ever).  That Martha (aka Mrs Steam) knows how to have a good time!





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My room at the Cambria Landing was perfection.  The ocean lulled me to sleep and greeted me in the morning; another important component to living well:  adequate SLEEP.  Good thing, as I know there's another fun filled day ahead.  Now I am #readyforanything





But wait… there's more (I know, hard to believe, right?)…. you can't miss Part 3



photos: * Irene Turner ** Chasen West, *** Cynthia Bogart, all others CLI


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