Hello Friends. Today’s post is about mindfulness, relaxation and mental clarity, all important aspects of living a healthy life. I often talk about nutritional approaches for digestive distress but healthy mind-body practices are equally important.
After truly over-booking myself, I took a 4 day break and traveled to New Mexico last week. My husband, Russ was working so I had some time to explore and get quiet with myself. It was just what I needed.
Russ and I explored the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. I had never heard of this national park until I mentioned I was traveling to New Mexico during my biostatistics class. One of the doctors in my class has spent about 6 months in New Mexico on one of the reservations. She suggested I visit Tent Rocks…and it was the highlight of my trip.
What you will find at Tent Rocks are these beautiful cone-shaped rock formations up to 90 feet tall, formed 6-7 million years ago due to volcanic eruptions.
Check out the beauty! I totally felt disconnected from my work world…and it met all my needs of feeling peace, mental clarity and gratefulness.
When was the last time you got off grid? It is so important to get out in nature and quietly observe the beauty while escaping the busyness of our lives.
Russ and I love any adventure…and Tent Rocks did not disappoint!
While in New Mexico, I also traveled by train to Sante Fe while Russ was at work meetings. It was fun to explore the city by myself. Being alone, I wandered and captured images through my camera lens.
I love a colorful door that is welcoming. This one captured my eye.
While in Albequerque, I also visited the amazing historic inn and organic farm at Los Poblanos. The entrance was stunning, tree lined and welcoming. The farm shop here was full of lavender sprays, lotions and potions…right up my alley. The resident peacock thought we were best friends and followed me around…a little too close for comfort actually. 🙂
Lavender provides a great aromatherapy that is both relaxing and invigorating for the soul.
Old Town, Albequerque, New Mexico was a fun little part of town with shops and restaurants. I wandered here by myself one day…and then took Russ back with me so he too can enjoy the fun vibe.
I love the architecture…so vastly different from New England.
While you work on your health goals, don’t forget to factor in gratitude, relaxation, exploration, and peace.
…And big congrats to Peggy for winning the fall give-a-way!
10 replies on “Going off Grid“
We just got back from London, Amsterdam and Ireland. While in Dublin, we went to Howth and did the breathtaking cliff walk. It was like walking the Big Sur in Cali. A wonderful day with nature Your trip looked awesome. Right up my alley. Glad you enjoyed.
You gave a big boost to NM tourism. It looks amazing. And you are a good photographer
Your photography is amazing! great job. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a beautiful place. Unfortunately, we are not able to do much traveling and see sights like these. Nature is a great refresher and healer!
Thank you, Helen!
It looks wonderful. There are so many artistic things to see and do. I definitely want that on my bucket list! Peg
the pictures you took were really great…..and I had never heard of the place but will keep it in mind for the future….it almost looks like something out of the future….thanks!
Sylvia, It did feel like I was walking around Mars.
How beautiful. Maybe I’m a little whimsical, but it looks like a giant hand spent years sculpturing them. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Linda, this place felt whimsical. It was so special!!
As a native New Mexican now living on the East Coast, it’s great to see the state through your perspective. Beautiful photos!
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