Peace of mind and body

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In yoga, touching together the tips of index finger with that of the thumb gives peace of mind and wisdom. This mudra or hand gesture is said to boost enthusiasm and enhance curiosity. Sitting in a Stressless recliner gives peace of mind and body.

Like yoga, sitting in a Stressless recliner can be practiced anytime.

 

Mérida, Spain

Let us go to Mérida, capital of Spain’s Extremadura, founded by the Romans, whose ancient buildings include the Teatro Romano, the Puente Romano, and the stunningly beautiful Temple of Diana.

 

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The Roman colony of Emerita Augusta (today’s Mérida) was founded in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus. It was settled by soldiers discharged from two veteran legions of the Cantabrian Wars:  Legio X Gemina and Legio V Alaudae, (Tenth and Fifth Legions). These wars, which Augustus personally supervised, were the final stage of Rome’s two-century long conquest of Hispania; and the ten-year long campaign against the fiercely independent tribes: the Cantabri, Astures, and Gallaeci.

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The Temple of Diana was built as part of the city forum in the first century AD. It stands on an elevated rectangular base. The facade has six granite columns with Corinthian capitals. Archaeologists believe a garden and pond lay beside the temple.

 

 

The attribution of the religious temple to Diana is uncertain.

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Soldiers of the Tenth Legion famously followed Julius Caesar in his invasion of Gaul and Britain, and in Greece to subdue Pompey the Great at the Battle of Pharsalus. Later, Augustus, then Octavius, used them at the Battle of Philippi against Julius Caesar’s murderers. The Fifth Legion was also formed by Julius Caesar and fought with him in Gaul. It was the first Roman legion composed of provincial soldiers, as opposed to Roman citizens. and Caesar paid the soldiers with his own resources before the legion was recognized by the Roman Senate.

Fourteen hundred years later the progeny of these soldiers would find their fortunes in the New World as Spanish conquistadors. Their names are known to history: Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, Gonzalo Pizarro, Juan Pizarro, Hernando Pizarro, and Hernando de Soto to name a few.

How to get to Ikornnes

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Did we mention that Stressless recliners are shipped all over the world from Ikornnes, Norway? Made in Norway – a fitting statement for this sleek and comfortable chair.

If you would like to pick up the chair yourself in Ikornnes, Sykkylven Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, here are the directions:

From Oslo by car it is eight and a half hours to Geiranger in Møre og Romsdal county on the Storfjorden. Along the way, stop, if you are inclined, in Lillehammer, home to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

By boat take your time and enjoy the spectacular views of the fjords, named best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet. Eventually, follow the Sykkylvsfjorden, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of Tusvik, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Straumgjerde, and about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the municipal center of Aure via the Sykkylven Bridge.

In winter come early as the sun sets about 4 o’clock.

 

Y0u can enjoy your Stressless recliner in all the colors of the aurora borealis.

 

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I’m sittin’ on top of the world

Adults are obsolete children. – Dr. Seuss

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My children are my biggest gift in life and my biggest challenge.

At first you want to protect them from all that the cruel world will throw at them, then manage their every move, and finally  you are ready to let them loose, and soar to heights unimagined. And when, on their own, they do something quite remarkable, you think, job done. You’re sittin’ on top of the world.

Good God in heaven, isn’t it nice to sit back and relax and let the next generation take over.

Monument Rocks Kansas

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Voyager in Monument Rocks, Kansas

Somewhere off the beaten path you will find peace of mind. One place is Monument Rocks, Kansas.

Eighty million years ago it was part of the Great Interior Seaway, a vast inland sea that divided the North American continent in two and home to sharks and aquatic dinosaurs, along with giant clams and mussels whose remains are found in its fossils. From 1865 until the completion of the transcontinental railroad, it was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach route from Fort Riley to Denver.

Today, it is a quiet peaceful place along a dusty road, 25 miles south of Oakley, Kansas, and a few miles east of southbound Highway 83.

Enjoy a Stressless time at Monument Rocks, Kansas.