Since as long as I can remember, I have had an affinity for coziness. All things, people, and surroundings that helped me feel warm, comfy, and safe were amongst my favorite. My most beloved.
Entering youth and adulthood, it was so depressing that most things I found surrounding health were the antithesis of feeling cozy. Punishing exercise, guilt ridden food beliefs (so long cozy evenings baking with mom) , and strangely air brushed pictures on magazine covers that that left me comparing myself to other women. Ick!
I don't believe wellbeing should be any of those things. It shouldn't be rooted in what you shouldn't have, it should be rooted in all that supports you in feeling well. There shouldn't be a focus of push until you can't, but rather listening to what helps you thrive. Wellbeing should, above all else, feel good. Read More
So, I want to tell you a little story…
Its about the wildest thing that has been happening, the past 8 years.
Its a story of how I am at the place I am today and about manifesting.
8 1/2 years ago, I moved to Paris, France to teach English. It sounds pretty glamorous and all, and don’t get me wrong, it kind of was. At times. Anywho, the glamourosity of my stay abroad has nothing to do with this story really…
When I moved there I had nowhere to go, no place to stay and I had one acquaintance. I barely spoke the language despite my years of studying it. I moved to a different country on a leap of faith and well, I found a dream apartment with dream Parisian roommates, and everything just started to work itself out. I didn't worry that it wouldn’t, I just trusted that I would be fine. And guess what? I was. Read More
The close of every year is one of my most coveted times. Especially the week after Christmas. The merriment and celebrations have transpired and their joy lingers in heart. Your shopping is finished, the grand dinners eaten, and there is some peace for the time being. The past year is to be reflected upon and for the coming one, dreams and plans to be made.
I wanted to give you a context to create your own magical end of the year wrap up. A small piece of time set aside to set big, powerful, and intentional plans into action. Read More
This past month I have set my intention to be one of focus.
I, for a long while, have known in my mind that where my focus is in my life is also what my experience becomes. If my focus lies in gratitude, all that I have, creating, loving, and enjoying; well of course this is my reality and my heart is full. But on the other side, if my focus is zoomed in on how things could be different, how situations are unfair, and on my own imperfections and my life's imperfections ... well, this become the lens I see my life through. Read More
October for me has been a month of relishing the simple. I am so overjoyed when I can see beauty in small details and appreciate things I normally take for granted : warm light, steam from a hot morning beverage, the perfect song at the perfect time. Something I rarely find when I am rushing to and fro. Fall and winter are the months that I also find myself naturally slowing down; the months to sit with family, create more space to rest, and create in the kitchen. Read More
Here are some of the things I love. What are some of yours?
- The first fall chill down my spine after a string of warm + sunny days.
- Starting a Sunday with cozy pjs, fuzzy blankets, and a good read.
Oh, September. Thank you. Thank you for your warm weather and your pretty light. For your fall feeling and promise of fresh homemade baked goods in the near future. Thank you for plentiful farmer's markets, Halloween costume dreaming, and the yearning of the return to simple + cozy.
The transition from summer to fall is a wonderful time to slow down, reflect, and welcome the beauty in the ordinary. To focus on your foundation. Simple + wholesome food, setting the stage with positive beliefs, letting go, and stepping into authenticity. Here are what I have found to be the best resources + inspiration this past month to set yourself up for feeling great physically, emotionally, + spiritually. Read More
Sometimes life just feels a little blah. With all of the adult-ing and things that consistently find their way to the ‘to-do’ list, I find it difficult to let go and welcome what that I intuitively know brings me joy.
Joy is not an easy road for me. It never has been. I have long been the person who found ‘happiness’ in outward objects such as food, clothes, and pretty spaces. And while there is nothing wrong with enjoying the tactile things that life has to offer, I believe that true happiness is an inside job. Read More
Long days, flip flops, road trips, and even some sunshine here and there. July has been of month of easeful inspiration. The perfectly timed music, podcasts, friends, and good times seem to pop up effortlessly the more I let go and enjoy. All of the links in this month's wellness roundup were selected to help you live in just that way. Welcoming wellness into your life with more ease, choosing things that support you to live well, but also come with joy and don't require a lot of effort. To support you in letting go, living free, and feeling good while you do it. Read More
I am so excited to welcome one of my dear friends Krista Tarantino to the blog today. Krista has been an inspiration to me for a few years now and I love how passionate she is not only about her personal health and well-being, but also around bringing more of conscious and informed lifestyle + information to others. As a nurse and the co-creator and co-owner of American Weekend, a beautiful vintage online store, Krista's definition of living a wellness lifestyle expands well beyond what is on her plate. Read More