“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.”
Special birthdays deserve special celebrations. This year, I decided to do something of a spiritual nature to celebrate my birthday – so, instead of stuffing my face (I love to eat), I decided to feed my soul (how Californian does that sound)!
Wanting to share the experience, my husband Barry agreed to join me for an all-day silent “Insight Meditation” Retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Insight Meditation (“Vipassana”) is a simple technique that begins with focusing attention on your breath – a practice that can lead to better concentration and a calmer mind, ultimately allowing one to be more fully present and aware in each moment.
Murray Circle is Marin County’s only Michelin-rated restaurant. Located at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, the restaurant also boasts one of California’s largest Wine Cellars. Focusing on Bay Area Cuisine, the food is incredible! It’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion over a leisurely lunch or dinner.
Anyone dined here recently? What did you think of it?
If you’re visiting from out of town – or living here in the SF Bay Area – and looking for something FUN to do this Summer with your family, don’t miss a trip to Muir Woods – located in Marin, approximately 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Giant Redwoods are magnificent and your kids will love the Ladybugs that migrate here every Summer. If you don’t want to hassle with driving and parking, take a Muir Woods Tour. Enjoy Fun Hiking Trails too – there are trails for all levels. Which one is your favorite?