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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016

Resident art history professor eagerly shares her knowledge

Inabelle fell in love with art when she was 6 years old.

When she was growing up in Baltimore, “my Mom really wanted to introduce her children to the wonderful possibilities life has to offer and to enrich their lives. She took us to museums. It was very exciting to me.”

Inabelle still gets excited about art, and shares her passion with her neighbors at Ingleside at King Farm.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016

Meditation has benefits for minds and bodies

People have meditated for thousands of years. Regular meditators say it’s a pleasurable experience that reduces stress, frees up creativity and helps them make decisions and reach goals. We’re now finding that meditation not only leads to a better mental state but can also produce measurable improvements in health.

There are many forms of meditation. Two of the most well-known and popular are Transcendental Meditation® and mindfulness meditation. Transcendental Meditation® helps you achieve a relaxed state through silently repeating a mantra—a simple sound, word or phrase. Mindfulness meditation focuses your awareness on your breathing as you tune in to what’s going on in your body, mind and surroundings without judging or reacting to them. What they have in common is a focus on the present, letting go of the past and thoughts of the future. The result is stillness and calmness of body and mind. That frame of mind can be carried into daily life, helping you to better handle stressful situations.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book dramatist brings Old San Francisco to life

If you’ve ever left your heart in San Francisco, or you’ve always wanted to know more about its history, you’ll fall in love with the City by the Bay all over again when you hear Ingleside at King Farm resident and book dramatist Ann Marshall tell stories about the city’s golden age.

Ann Marshall developed her skills as a book dramatist over nearly 20 years of giving book presentations to civic groups, retirement communities, book clubs, women’s groups and churches in the San Francisco area. Her method was to craft an hour-long presentation using the author’s exact words, so that audiences experienced the book almost as if they had read it. During her career, Ann Marshall developed and presented dramatizations of about 40 books spanning fiction, nonfiction and biography.

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