In Between

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Life happens in the snuggles, the walks, the grocery shopping, the train rides.  The stuff in between the graduations, the birthdays, the weddings, the babies, the vacations.  Life is in the hydrangeas turning pink, the quiet cups of coffee, the mouse that scurried past me on the sidewalk, kids playing in the park.

Life is in the small things, the things that fill every day.

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I am keeping my eyes open to see how really special and magical they are.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats

 

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Pausing Before I Begin Again

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Vacation is awesome. Ten days of it is just blissful. Before I zip into my Frankfurt life immediately forgetting all the peace and ease of yesterday and the many days before, I’m going to pause. Pausing is always good.

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Our little beach.

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Our perch.

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Butterfly and bumblebee doing their thing.

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Hammocks make me so happy.

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Luca naps may make me even happier.

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Summer solstice ritual.

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Olive groves everywhere.

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And may pieces of my yesterdays stay with me today.

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

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Scared of Fat

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I used to eat Greek yogurt, the 2% or fat free kind. Since I have been in Greece I have been enjoying Greek yogurt again, but this time – the full fat kind.

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A few years ago (before Integrative Nutrition) my friend Ashley got a full fat Greek yogurt by mistake, but she ate it anyway. I was horrified – that was so much fat! I was under the impression that fat made you fat, so clearly fat free was the healthier choice.

I’ve learned a lot since then, and I’m not scared of the good fat anymore. Ashley was on to something. Our bodies need fat, and if we don’t give it the good kind we are going to seriously crave the bad processed kind. Plus, full fat Greek yogurt tastes like an absolute dream.

There are so many diets, theories, and guidelines out there, but the most important thing you can do is listen to what your body wants. The more you listen to it, the more it tells you and the better you will feel.

For more on fat: http://www.foodrenegade.com/fat-is-where-its-at/

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Instead of Perfect

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I am finished chasing the perfect day. The one where I wake up rested and step into a continues flow that lasts for the entire day. Consciously spending each moment. Present with the tasks at hand.

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Instead, I will find the magical moments tucked inside an imperfect day. The days where I wake up tired, waste time, and still have a list of things to do. Instead of second guessing myself on how I am spending my time, and seeing how I can be more efficient. I will remind myself whatever I am doing in the moment is perfect.

I am done chasing this perfect day because I realize I will be running forever.

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