Fit as a Fiddle


Maintaining good physical health is important

to our family.  We try to eat a nutritious

diet and include exercise and hydration. We

consider mental health part of our well-being. 


During the Easter season, our daughter

invited us to join her for a spa visit.

Formerly we considered this self-indulgent;

however, now we consider it part of wellness.


Singing in the shower or around the house are

relaxing, rewarding and fun. Taking walks in the

neighborhood or at the lake are beneficial

to the heart and mind.  Carefree.  Happy.


Smiles, laughter, conversations, hobbies,

reading, writing, lifelong learning. Nurturing

spiritual well-being.  Music, practicing

foreign languages as well as hobbies


are equally beneficial.  Visiting art museums and

doing photography benefit our mental health.   Stress

melts away quickly when we learn to take care

of ourselves.  During the spa visit and lunch


afterwards, we felt relaxed and at ease.

Mental, emotional, and physical health dealt with in

one simple spa visit.  Massages, pedicure.

Resting. Fireplace. Relaxation pool in view.


No talking or electronic devices.  Whispers only.

Simple to do and yet difficult for some.

We heed our spiritual side too.  Maintaining

good habits is a ritual of sorts.   


Hale and hearty.  Good health means

taking care of the entire being.  Proper

breathing.  Maintaining friendships. Reaching

out to others.  Practicing the Golden Rule!


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22 Responses to Fit as a Fiddle

  1. A great all-around wellness regiment, Mary Ann! Have a lovely weekend, my friend. ❤ xo

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  2. I felt more relaxed after reading this post. Lovely!

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  3. Emily says:

    So many excellent photos! Had such a great time!! So peaceful and relaxing, lovely blog post xoxo.

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  4. Erica/Erika says:

    I love your title, Mary Ann. Your Spring photos make me smile. A really good reminder how taking care of our physical health is “beneficial to the heart and mind.” I appreciate your word “nurturing.” This is an excellent and timely post. ❤️ A good reminder about good habits. Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing.❤️

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    • Erika, thank you for such a thoughtful comment. Titles can be tricky. Taking care of ourselves is necessary before caring for others. Our lovely daughter helped with some of the photos. Your comment is much appreciated. Enjoy the weekend. Be well. oxox

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  5. Mabel Kwong says:

    Lovely poem, Mary. Also a thoughtful reflection on taking care of ourselves which is so important. As you mentioned, good health is about maintaining good physical and mental health. There’s quite a bit to do to achieve that and it’s about making conscious choices that benefit about health. Doing things that we enjoy contributes a lot to our health. I like to schedule in something fun to do each day, even if it’s something small like reading or listening to some music. At least once a month I try to make time for a day of going somewhere, like a hike outside or a visit to the museum.

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