Thursday, May 31, 2012

One Stroky’s Journey: Beach Therapy

My beachside exercise spot for stroke-recovery physical and occupational therapy
This morning walking buddy Ann Losset and I were out early on the one-mile Ocean Springs, MS, beach walk for some serious beach therapy.

We started out with some of my arm and shoulder exercises on a bench at the checkerboard. Those exercises sure are easier with sand, sun, blue sky, white clouds, water and shorebirds helping out.

The energizing view from my exercise bench

Ann’s mega-effective therapy also included a visit with friend Gayla on location at the shop she and her daughter are opening in downtown Ocean Springs. What a delight to see how they are transforming an empty storefront into a new bath-products business, Queen’s Bath.

We met my dear hubby at a favorite coffee shop for tea and coffee. There Ann provided shopping therapy, tutoring me in locating free Kindle books and inciting husband Walter’s iPad envy with a demonstration of the popular Apple product.

Veggies from the Losset garden
Even though we finally departed to our separate homes, Ann’s therapy continued. Walter and I added to our lunch fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden that Ann and her husband Mark are nurturing this year. What a treat! What a day!


  1. That's a great view from your exercise bench. Maybe that's what I need to get myself to start exercising :)

  2. All in all, not bad. Sea, sand and sky, the company of people you enjoy and a bit of fresh produce thrown in for free. What's not to like?

  3. I love your view and would find it inspiring. Hum, I need to work on finding a similar place to take the drudgery out of exercise.
    Great looking veggies.

  4. So fresh and pretty! Is that a checkerboard boardwalk?

  5. I'm so glad that you were able to get back into this activity, and I hope your toe continues to heal.

  6. What a lovely place to exercise! The checkerboard is interesting, does it have a purpose?

    I'm sure those home grown veggies were delicious! We've yet to have a ripe tomato...perhaps next week.

  7. What an excellent therapist Ann is! Please send her here! Lol. The beautiful scenery always helps.

  8. Friends, a walk along the beach, sunshine, fresh veggies . . . all nurturing treats - that many of us take for granted!

  9. Love that beautiful causseway bridge to an island? Reminds me of the Tampa Bay causeway or Key West. I assume that your causeway was reconstructed after the hurricane?

    How nice you can get out and walk again after your foot surgery.

    As for IPAD. My granddaughter bought the App for Kindle and uses it on her screen, but too small for me. Love my Kindle.

    I want your veggies. Need them for my new cooking experience. Dianne

  10. a fantastic place to exercise or just sit and stare. an i have Ipad envy toooo

  11. You truly have a beautiful place to do your walking therapy. I'm so happy to hear the entire experience was one of joy and revival for you.

    I am way behind in reading blogs. I will never catch up! Just wanted to check in and see how you are getting along. Take care.