Category: Lifestyle

pause and reflect

Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. Pausing to reflect is not a privilege — it’s a must. Life can be nuts. There’s always work coming in and piling up, chores and errands to be run, people and relationships to take care of, and deadlines to be met.And if we are not mindful, it’s easy to get into …

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make like a duck

One of the most challenging lessons in life is learning to not take things personally and hold on to them. If we are sensitive, we can easily take much of what comes our way to heart. This can feel overwhelming and unproductive and could easily throw us off balance on a regular basis. When we …

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be gentle

During times of transition or growth in our lives, times filled with what seems like constant change, it is crucial to remember that we need to remain gentle with ourselves. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily momentum and just keep going when really what we need is to slow down if we …

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spending time in nature

In this modern day and age, we tend to spend so much time indoors, focused on the busyness of our lives and disconnected from mother nature. But much of what we truly need can only be found under the naked sky, alongside tall cypress trees, in vineyards, or in the sound of running water. Spending …

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honey almond facial scrub

Natural beauty products are so much better for us and simple to make at home. Since moving to Tuscany earlier this year I have been inspired to make most of my own beauty products. This simple Honey-Almond scrub is gentle enough to use on the face. It blends the benefits of honey with the subtle …

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mindful walking

I’ve been back in Los Angeles for only a couple of days now and already can’t help but notice how much time I’m spending in my car and how much less I am walking. Granted Florence is much smaller than Los Angeles and is easily navigated by foot or bicycle. But I think that as …

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