Plant something–tree, flower, vegetable or herb. In a pot, or in the ground.
Who from your past, living or dead, would you have appear in front of you right now, for 20 minutes? What would you do together? What would you say?
“My unplugging ritual always involves a hike. It’s the time to be away from the distractions of technology, media, white noise and enjoy views of our amazing city rarely observed when you’re stuck on the 405. It offers the chance to reflect, to let the mind wander and to be free of the things that compete for my attention (if only for a little while) without adding value to my life. In LA we don’t walk enough. Our car culture (and the associated traffic jams) doesn’t lend itself to a relaxed state of being. When I unplug, I try to leave machines behind and stand on my own two feet.” (Noam Dromi)
High-tail it to the High Line. This public park–originally an elevated railroad built in the 30’s–is one of the coolest city parks around. Bring the kids for Second Saturdays, a monthly drop-in art workshop with teaching artists from the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Or take a walking tour with a High Line Gardener to check out the the park’s unique horticultural treasures, like native twisted leaf garlic. Summer means frozen treats, so no doubt you’ll be craving an artisanal frozen popsicle or a gourmet ice cream sandwich from among the many food vendors along the path. Yum.