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Well, even I am still wondering how I ended up on the beach Wednesday.

I was headed for the woods and even considered just walking the high school track. It was 4 pm already and I knew the sun would soon retire. I had a lot on my mind.

Some inner voice  just told me “head for the beach.”  I hadn’t been to the beach at all this past summer, thanks to the medical nonsense…but I love the beach, and I missed it. Yet it was January 25th–40 degrees, and I only had an hour?

My car basically drove itself down Dune Road to Pikes, which is a favorite beach of mine here in Westhampton…beautiful and remote, minimal walking from car to shore.  Tall sand dunes and wide expanse of shore and sea in both directions.

I hoped to catch a picture or two of the sun going down, but expected I would need to forgo my daily walk since the instability of sand is pretty risky for the hips these days.

So, I arrived at Pikes, took one look out and knew EXACTLY why I ended up on that beach!

The sun was bright and almost warm….the sand was packed solid so I could safely walk (thanks to the melted snow and subsequent rain). The smell of salt water was intoxicating. My camera and I were thrilled to click away at the enchanted sights. It was a glorious hour. Felt like I’d gone on an exotic trip by the time the sun went down.

Instinct is really cool.

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7 responses

  1. Robyn: Your photos are fabulous! Keep clicking and writing. Your photos remind me of Turner and the Hudson School of Painting. I will try to make paintings of your photos when I find time. You have more talent than you know. Love, Angelo xoxox

    January 27, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    • Angelo, Many thanks for your kind words. They mean a great deal to me, especially as you are a gifted artist and teacher. As for my talent…well suffice it to say I am touched. For now it’s been a great discovery and wonderful therapy for the soul for me… so for that I’m so grateful. Sending Love and Wellness wishes your way always, R

      January 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

  2. Elizabeth

    This picture is magical, and I like your story behind it. Beautiful!

    January 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

  3. Thank you so much Elizabeth. You are the first comment I’ve had on the “story” (or photo~feelings) aspect of the blog. So great to hear you enjoyed that as well. More to come from my 60 minutes on the Beach escape!

    January 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM

  4. amiga
    i visited with mike, the reflexologist who was in town for the past month. i introduced him to many of my older friends who are suffering from different problems. gout/arthritis, mysterious spots/splotches on the skin, a slight cold, cough.. i continue to be amazed when i watch natural healers at work! mike explained that the most important treatment is stimulating better circulation, as lack of oxygen is often the reason an area is in pain. he also suggests buying a $20/30 dollar low frequency vibrator to work on the different points of the body. his site shows where those points are. (i think he said that! he said that!)

    before he left town, i took lots of notes and will post soon about common sense choices that would help everyone achieve better health.

    he says he has cured over 1,000 fibromyalgia patients (he’s in chicago) .. he, too, once suffered from fibromyalgia, which is what triggered his desire to be well and then to help others.

    the yellow/left hand side of this page summarizes his suggestions.
    he would probably ask me to tell you to read the disclaimers that state that he is not a medical doctor!


    November 26, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    • hi mi amiga ~ z!
      Thank you for this. Very interesting. I have been through a lot of healing modalities… always open and receptive… One thing I have found on my own is this same thing you mention here about oxygen…and blood circulation. I actually have a vibrating bed (would you believe) and several devices throughout my home that accomplish what you speak of… Also have found Kundalini Yoga which is very much vibrational in the use of breath work to be helpful…energetic medicine focusses on this a lot. My mechanical issues do not resolve – but this type of approach does help my overall sense of well-being. Thank you for reminding me. I will check out the cure zone link you have shared (have been to that site many times)… have also wondered about hyperbaric oxygen therapy – never tried this… and now ~ I will go force a short walk with some deep breathing to try to boost my oxygen and circulation. Much Love z ~ keep me posted… very appreciative!! x RL

      November 26, 2012 at 4:07 PM

      • i’m almost positive he has the oxygen therapy.

        sending you strong wellness vibes, dear one!

        November 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

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