January 2023

“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.” – Tibetan Proverb

Kate Ziehm

I have a group of friends, and we call ourselves, “The Polar Plungers”. Why? We take cold water plunges–trust me, it’s fun!! We jump up and down like crazy before we shed our clothes down to our bathing suits and jump in the freezing cold Battenkill River. We dunk, freeze, remember what it feels like to be alive, and then have mimosas in a hot tub on a beautiful deck that overlooks the river. During these moments of friendship, cocooned in the warmth of the hot tub water, we discuss all the world’s problems. For our January 1st plunge, this quote came up in our conversation. I think it’s a great way to live. Here’s to 2023, and choosing to wake up every day and live this way!