Category: Lifestyle

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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live like an animal

I have a deep love for food and grew up in a large Israeli family where food has always played a major role in celebrating life and abundance. With that said, it is no surprise that I don’t believe in diets or fads… raw/ plant based/paleo/ etc… there are a million out there with varying …

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morning practice

Just before dawn, Mother Nature exists in a state of flux. Earth’s energy is stable, free of the disordered vibrations that are a by-product of humanity’s comings and goings. In these first moments of day, when the sun is only just peeking over the horizon, our animal mind remains in the land of slumber though …

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the healing power of acqua

I slide my body into the silky warm water of the outdoor pool and recline in one of the built in loungers completely submerged in the water. I begin to feel the gentle jets bubbling underneath me, caressing my body from feet to neck and gently massaging me. My jaw relaxes, my shoulders slacken, and …

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