101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #70– Get Back to Nature


One of my favorite happiness steps is one I practice on a daily basis: getting back to nature. Since I live 3 minutes from the San Antonio River, I like to walk my dogs there. We get quality-time together; we all get exercise; I frequently meet nice folks (either tourists or natives) and the scenery is … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #70– Get Back to Nature

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More


Step 69 is the one I am currently focused on: Play More. Play is important for many reasons, not the least of which it releases serotonin into your body, your very own internally-produced, feel-good drug. There are lots of ways to get more Play time into your life. The route I chose currently is dancing. … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More

Top 10 Reasons to Live in South San Antonio (Southtown)


1.       Less Traffic, Less Crowds 2.       More Trees 3.       View of Riverside Golf Course 4.       Breakfast tacos from Las Palmas 5.       Dinner on the Veranda at El Mirador 6.       Houses that cost less than some SUVs 7.       Slower Pace of Life 8.       The New and Improved River Walk 9.       Easy Access to IH-10, 35, 37 and 281 10.   Cheaper Movies and Snacks at McCreless

Southside Diamonds in the Rough #2: April Chinese Restaurant


My second Diamond in the Rough award goes to April Chinese Southtown , located at 2030 S Alamo St, next to another upcoming Diamond, the local Church’s Fried Chicken. I’ve been meaning to stop many times to try the food and finally last week Uncle Ernie and I were in the mood for something Oriental. The one drawback … More Southside Diamonds in the Rough #2: April Chinese Restaurant

New Post Category: Southside Diamonds in the Rough


As part of my “cool things to do on the Southside” blog segment, I’m starting a new award:  Southside Diamonds in the Rough. These are quirky, probably-undiscovered little establishments that offer great value to us Southside consumers, or anyone else for that matter. Postings in this category will be irregular. When I find them and have … More New Post Category: Southside Diamonds in the Rough

Mental Yoga Week #39: Discover Yourself, Attend a Retreat


I’ve been asked to promote this retreat and thought it was the perfect Mental Yoga Exercise. If you attend, please send me your review and I’ll post it on this blog. Gurus throughout the ages have promoted “living in the present moment” as the secret to joyful living, an idea gaining considerable appeal in light … More Mental Yoga Week #39: Discover Yourself, Attend a Retreat

FUN stuff to do in San Antonio INDOORS in 100+ degree Weather


This is San Antonio. It’s Summertime. It’s hot. But this is a GREAT time to see some of our AMAZING art exhibits. San Antonio is an art-lover’s paradise.  Whether you are moving here or just visiting, here are five top art experiences you won’t want to miss. The McNay If you only see one art … More FUN stuff to do in San Antonio INDOORS in 100+ degree Weather

Want Something Fun to Do for a Group in San Antonio? Try a Treasure Hunt


Whether your group consists of Junior League shopaholics, corporate management dynamos, church members or civic organizations, many people are discovering the joys of the treasure  hunting. Jennifer Swisher, of Austin, Texas, had this to say about a recent hunt, “By the end of the day, all who participated were buzzing with excitement. Our employees are … More Want Something Fun to Do for a Group in San Antonio? Try a Treasure Hunt