Full Moon Fire: Clean It Up

Posted on 16 March 2011

The ancients used fire to discard the unusable and create a sense of “clean”. Their spiritual leaders often staged purification ceremonies at the times of full moons “when the veils between worlds are at their thinnest,” according to local shamanic energy practitioner Brendan Davison. A shaman on the East End? Today? Sure. Shamanic healing is [...]

Me, Caveman: Feel Primal, Healthy

Posted on 16 March 2011

Maybe we’re so soft around the middle because we have it so easy. It’s been a long time since anyone in our tribe has had to fend off a saber-tooth tiger or wooly mastodon. But maybe a little caveman-like behavior can tighten us up a bit. A few fitness gurus have created regimens to replicate [...]

East End Top Races of 2011

Posted on 16 March 2011

Kaites Courage 5k Run Saturday April 9, Sag Harbor www.islandrunning.net Mind Over Matter 5k Run Saturday May 14, Sag Harbor http://glk.kintera.org/ Rotary Firecracker 8 k Sunday July 3, Southampton www.firecracker8k.com/ Joe Koziarz 5k Saturday July 16, Westhampton www.islandrunning.net/ Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon Sunday July 17, Montauk www.marathonguide.com Ellens Run Sunday, August 21, Southampton www.ellensrun.org 30th [...]

Sauteed Porgy for Two

Posted on 16 March 2011

• Skin two porgies fillets and rinse them with water • Roll fillets in flour • Heat a wide sauté pan and add salted, whipped butter, letting it melt • Lay porgy fillets in pan and sauté them for about 4 to 5 minutes on one side • Flipping them over, add salt and pepper [...]

She Dances With Hoops and Fire

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Emily Weitz There are some things that are just so much fun, it’s hard to believe they’re not bad for you. Unlike chocolate cake or a fine cigar, these precious indulgences won’t compromise your health in any way. Quite the opposite, when you’ve finished with fifteen minutes of blissful hooping or a session of [...]

A Primer on Stand Up Boards

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Laura Houston “The beauty of paddle boarding is that it’s gear intensive to get started, but once you’ve got your gear you’re good to go,” explains Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva, a local woman’s Stand Up Boarding (SUP) company. Having a positive SUP experience starts with finding a board that fits your body shape [...]

Food For Your Face

Posted on 15 March 2011

If we are what we eat, then our skin acts as a mirror, reflecting our food choices for the world to see. Using the foods below in teas, recipes or on their own can help promote healthy skin. • Lemon and hot water: Start your day with freshly squeezed lemon and hot water to help [...]

Adventure Sail

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Robert Hooke I spent my summers in Sag Harbor as a child but didn’t start sailing until I was in my 30s. First on a 26-footer around the local bays and then along the south coast of England on a Nicholson 35, while working in London. I always dreamed of making a long offshore [...]

Making Ready: Check Your Gear Before Setting Sail

Posted on 15 March 2011

Local waters in and around the Peconic Bays offer great opportunities to pull into hidden coves. Outfitter Bob Sullivan of Sag Harbor Sailing recommends a checklist before heading out for a day sail. Check the weather and tide, which is something you can do in advance. A tide chart will show you how the waters [...]

Make Your Own Hoop

Posted on 15 March 2011

The hoops of today are not the flimsy, toy store hula hoops from your fourth grade birthday party. These heavier, sturdy hoops are better for tricks and for working your abs. You can make your own hoop with a trip to the hardware store and a little love and attention. Materials: PVC Piping (3/4 inch) [...]