Lifestyle, Travel

Travel: Scuba Diving in the Cenotes

This April, I headed to Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan to get my advanced scuba license in the cenotes of the region. I started my trip exploring the city of Merida. The downtown or ‘Centro’ as it is called consists of beautiful squares, quaint churches and the majestic central cathedral. Afternoons… Continue reading Travel: Scuba Diving in the Cenotes

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Shh: My experience at a 10-day silent meditation retreat

Nestled in the high desert off Joshua Tree lies the Southern California Vipassana Center, a minimalist, quiet campus in perfect harmony with the natural habitat. Surrounded by rocky hills, snow-capped peaks and fields of farmland on all four sides, the center feels like it's the middle of nothing and everything at the same time. This… Continue reading Shh: My experience at a 10-day silent meditation retreat

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March Cooking Group Recipe: Spätzle

Written by Meagan G., Cooking Group Leader This month Christina (with the help of Katarina and Nicole) taught the Cooking Group how to make spätzle, a kind of pasta common to the cuisines of southern Germany and Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Alsace, Moselle and South Tyrol.We cooked an original plain version and a spinach version on… Continue reading March Cooking Group Recipe: Spätzle

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Hike to San Gabriel Peak and Mount Disappointment

Written by Mary J., CISC Hiking Group Leader On Saturday 9th March Hiking group braved the cold and the snow to finally complete the hike from Red Box to San Gabriel Peak via the Bill Reilly Trail. We had been trying to complete this hike since December but kept having to postpone due to poor… Continue reading Hike to San Gabriel Peak and Mount Disappointment