Summertime checklist – quarantine edition + a free printable list

This has been a strange and mixed-up summer. With the pandemic still raging and for many of us, the thought of traveling to foreign lands a distant, uncertain endeavor, we are called to focus on the present and what is available to us where we’re at. To keep me sane and my itchy feet at […]

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The life of a strawberry – from farm to table

Strawberries are a quintessential spring/summer fruit, leaders of the forthcoming bounty that summertime offers so generously. Rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B9, potassium and antioxidants, it is a favorite of children and adults alike. The health benefits of the humble strawberry include keeping your heart healthy, regulating your blood sugar levels and even helping […]

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4 self-love practices for hard times that we don’t often talk about

2020 has been, so far, a year of reckoning. From the Australian bush fires, the COVID-19 global pandemic, to the escalating police brutality against African Americans and the subsequent protests and altercations, we are forced to take a good look at ourselves, how we live our lives and the changes we need to make happen. […]

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Thoughts on racism + a list of resources

Hello friends, I have taken some time off this past week from posting on Wednesday and Sunday not only to make sense and better understand racism, but to also amplify the Black/African American voices that desperately needed to be heard. Being born and raised in Romania, a very homogeneous country in terms of race/skin color, […]

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3 areas of your life to curate this week for more joy and less overwhelm

Our inner world is the lens through which we see the world. What we consume, through news, social media and entertainment, will directly impact how and what we think about ourselves, the others and the world. But what exactly are we feeding ourselves with? what ideas, attitudes and information? and how is it helping us […]

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Encouraging words for challenging times

This global situation that we are in due to the pandemic it feels to me like a limbo. So many people around the world have lost their jobs, or have been furloughed, businesses have struggled to cope and adapt, and in the midst of it all, we have the human spirit learning to survive and […]

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Virginia springtime – a visual diary

Walking and spending time in nature has really helped me in the past few weeks. So, I wanted to gather my most favorite photos in one post and create a lovely space, on oasis of beauty and calm, that we can always go back to. This is the joy of photography. It captures an elusive, […]

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