Influence, Inspiration and Gratitude

Uncategorized Nov 11, 2019

The first time we went to Africa I didn’t care for it much.  As an 11-year-old girl, I did not appreciate what an incredible opportunity it was to be in Kenya, on safari, in rugged, rural, yet beautiful, landscape.  For two weeks, we were up at sunrise, ate food that sometimes hurt my stomach, and did not have all the comforts of home I was used to.  I basically kissed the ground when we landed back in Los Angeles.  A couple of years later, at the age of 13, my parents announced we would be returning for an even longer trip.  My initial panic and denial subsided when they said I could bring a friend, and that it would be an invaluable experience for all of us.  That second journey, which included the gorgeous country of Tanzania, made an unbelievable impression on me.  

It’s amazing how sometimes we don’t appreciate certain experiences as they are occurring, but they nevertheless impact us in ways we are not aware of as they...

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A Turning Point

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2019

It was as though I had literally manifested my dream.  The moment I stepped off the plane into Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, tears flooded my eyes, and it felt surreal.  After many months of planning, I was finally there, in my favorite Italian city, my new home.

Lola did amazing on the long-haul flight.  She adapted immediately on arrival, wagging her tail, and sniffing all the new smells.  Every time I would visit Rome, I always imagined having her there with me, walking down the gorgeous streets, and through the abundant parks.  At the time, it had seemed like an overwhelming plan to move myself and my dog overseas, but it was actually surprisingly simple, and beyond words fulfilling.

I have been enamored with Italy since I traveled there with my family as a teenager.  It was love at first sight.  When I’m not there, I miss it as if it were a person.  Every time I go, it’s  never long enough, and when I get back to Los...

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Some of My Most Favorite Places

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2019

Traveling is such an incredible way to learn and grow!  It changes your perspective, and opens your eyes to so much!  This world is such a beautiful place.  Travel can be combined with health and wellness to create amazing life experiences.  Here are some of my favorite places.  I will be sharing more and offering retreats in the near future, as well!

Italy - Literally anywhere in Italy!  I love this country so much.  Rome is my favorite city in the world!  I can walk for hours and hours there just mesmerized.  The island of Capri on the Amalfi Coast is pure magic, and Florence with its history of art surrounded by the hills of Tuscany is always spectacular.  There are also so many little towns to explore, all with their own character and charm.  

Spain - Madrid is a gorgeous city with so much to do, beautiful parks and amazing rooftop bars!  San Sebastian is a beautiful beach town in Northern Spain which has a long...

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A Little More About Me

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2019

Welcome to my blog!  This has been on my to do list of items for quite some time now.  Writing has always been a love of mine.  Completing research papers throughout school was actually something I looked forward to!  I have never been so into creative writing, more the nonfiction type..learning, discovering, fact-finding..then sharing the information in an interesting way.

I feel at this point in my life, I am ready to contribute my thoughts more publicly, while I continue to learn, grow and research things of interest to me, that may be of interest to others, as well.  My passions in life have been fitness/wellness/yoga and travel.  I’ve finally realized that I can combine all of these elements of myself, with my love of writing, to create my own sort of “brand” and sense of self.  

Lately, I have been asking myself, “What is my ideal?” If I could do absolutely anything in the world, what would it be?  My...

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