Monday, July 15, 2013

Allow Me to Lower Your Blood Pressure

On the flight to Oahu, I was reading an article in Prevention magazine that mentioned a 2013 German study on the positive effects of being near water. Apparently walking near oceans, rivers, and perhaps even the occasional plastic wading pool can help relieve stress and promote emotional and physical health.

So I thought I'd share some of the water pics I've captured so far on my latest trip to visit Mr. W.

I have to say, Waikiki is a bit more urban than I'd prefer. When I think of Hawaii, I think of quiet—or the sound of ocean and ukeleles. But here, the sound of traffic drifts in through the balcony slider. There's still plenty of lovely scenery, it's just a bit too mingled with the cityscape for my taste.

Apparently this is not an issue for some. When Mr. W and I hiked to the top of Diamond Head this morning, there were people sitting at the very top, meditating on one of the lookout bunkers.


I think I'll keep my "meditation" time to ground that can be more easily reached.

I'm hoping that enough time in the sun and by the pool will restore my lack of creativity and inability to write lately. And if that doesn't work, maybe this will...



  1. Aloha. And mahalo for your post.

  2. Thanks, Jeff. And by "restore my lack of creativity and inability to write," I meant "restore my creativity and ability to write." Clearly, I'm all out of whack...

  3. Oh that's awesome!! I feel my BP lowering already. Have loads of fun!!


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