Self-care, self-love is so invaluable. While it's not always possible to get away, look for ways to add more me time into every single day. Read on for more ideas to create a retreat environment at home.
I’ve been traveling solo for a number of years now, but it didn’t start out by choice. My traveling style has definitely evolved over the years, from joining large group tours or excursions, traveling with a small group of friends, spending one on one time with a significant other, loved one, or close friend, to … Continue reading 7 Reasons Solo Travel is Good for Your Soul
It's a constant search for healthy, and actually tasty, snacks that will pass through the TSA security at airports when I'm traveling. Can't be too messy, gooey, melty, heavy.... or plain inconvenient to carry. My bf was headed on a long roadtrip this week so I wanted to pack some healthy snacks for his journey … Continue reading Yogi Treats: Homemade Protein Bars
Although I’m a huge advocate of traveling, making connections, and giving myself the gift of a retreat away from home, I understand that this may not be feasible for everyone all the time. Perhaps you are juggling family and work responsibilities, or simply don’t have the time or finances to get away. Or, maybe you’ve … Continue reading How to Create a Retreat at Home
Okay, so maybe stress-FREE might be a bit misleading, but these tips will definitely help to REDUCE the amount of stress incurred from traveling during the holidays. The problem with holiday travel, is that there are more people…everywhere. So whether you are flying, driving, or taking public transit, probability that you will experience slower service, … Continue reading 6 Tips for Stress-free Holiday Travel
I’ve been accused on more than one occasion as being the worst flight travel companion. Why? Because I sleep for 95% of all flights, whether it’s a short 40 minute jaunt or a long-haul 14 hours. I do have some natural advantages – I’m small (don’t need any extra leg-room), flexible (watch me curl up … Continue reading Flight Tips: Get a Better Sleep (How to Sleep On a Plane)
Traveling around so frequently means that I need to be extra vigilant about staying healthy, avoiding illnesses, and responding to new environments. As often as possible, I try to learn more about the natural beauty routines, products, and processes used by locals in each area that I travel. Here are some of the gems I’ve … Continue reading 5 Natural Products I Love From Around the World
Although the name is a mouthful in itself, this fantastic treat is gluten free, sugar free, and outrageously good for you, delicious. Although the moringa makes it look a bit off-putting during the mixing process, the end result is worth it. It's my new easy to pack, perfect for flights, travel snack.
Yes, you read that right. I’ve been experimenting with this awesome superfood for the past while and am happy to report that it makes a delicious frozen treat! Try it out: ½ cup cultured coconut milk (you can find this in any grocery store, right next to the yogurt and cottage cheese), or plain yogurt … Continue reading Yogi Treats: Moringa Ice Cream
For educators (and parents), it’s the end of August and the beginning of September that stirs up all the emotions of a new year, a new beginning, and a new season of change. Whether you’re into electronic calendars, daytimers, or are old fashioned like me (yep, I work in technology and carry a paper calendar … Continue reading 10 Things to Include on Your Calendar for a Happier, Healthier You