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how we traveled to europe for $1,500/person (and flew business class)

how we traveled to europe for $1,500/person (and flew business class)

  Last year when we returned from our Europe trip we thought that one might have been our last trip for awhile.  We are not getting any younger so we figured that if I got pregnant we probably wouldn’t be taking Eurotrip 2017.  So we […]

organic: not just food, a way of life

organic: not just food, a way of life

  Organic is often used to describe the food we eat.  I went from eating organic to turning it into a lifestyle.  My co-workers used to tease me that I was a hipster and now they call me a full fledged hippie.  They know if […]

life lessons from a yogi: the second year

life lessons from a yogi: the second year

  [dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone would ask “how’s married life going” after we got married.  My answer was always “amazing”.  Several people have told me that the first year of marriage would be the hardest.  I couldn’t disagree more.  My first year of marriage truly felt like an […]

thirty – v 2.0 open your mind

thirty – v 2.0 open your mind

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lmost two years ago I wrote about when I did a personal thirty day challenge (found here).  Thirty days of yoga in a row.  I know it sounds crazy and intense but I mix it up between more intense classes and slower variations to give my […]

what you seek

what you seek

What you seek is seeking you – Rumi [dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter in Michigan can be tough.  The days get shorter.  Way shorter.  When you wake up in the morning it’s dark.  When you come home from work in the evening, it’s dark.  Even during “daytime” the weather tends […]

what are you waiting for?

what are you waiting for?

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I think back about 2016 I think about everything I accomplished.  We traveled a ton, survived most of our second year of marriage (the second half is yet to come!), I got a new job, we stayed healthy and happy.  Does life have ups […]

it is better to give than receive – or is it?

it is better to give than receive – or is it?

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, laughter, family and traditions.  This time of year is coined “the giving season” and the retailers take full advantage of all the shoppers out there looking to purchase presents at a discount.  There are sayings like  “it […]

in the moment: living life in the present

in the moment: living life in the present

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately I have been observing more and more.  I look around me a lot and watch people and notice how distracted everyone is.  People are driving distracted.  Most people walk down the street looking down at their phones opposed to with their heads up looking around. […]

eat, breathe and fall in love in: santorini

eat, breathe and fall in love in: santorini

If you were to ask me what was the best place I have been to on vacation I would tell you Santorini, Greece.  Of all of the Greek islands it is one of the most popular.  Santorini is what you imagine Greece to be – […]

retreat

retreat

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word retreat is defined as “an act or process of withdrawing, especially from what is difficult, dangerous or disagreeable”.  When you think about life in general it tends to be difficult.  I don’t know too many people who think […]