ITALY | A DELIGHTFUL 24 HOURS IN ROME.

If you’ve been to Rome or at least know of its grandeur, then I’m sure you’re asking yourself how this title is even possible because indeed, 24 hours are not enough to even scratch the surface of Rome and its hidden gems.

But since I only had 24 hours for this visit, I simply had to make the most of it! Read more

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ITALY | THE “WHITE BEACH” OF ROSIGNANO WELL KNOWN AS THE CARIBBEAN OF TUSCANY.

My husband wanted to take our son to a beach he used to frequent with his parents when he was a little boy. So, one fine afternoon, we set off to visit The white sandy beach of Rosignano in Livorno. Read more

EMBRACING VULNERABILITY.

A few days ago I started reading Rising Strong by the phenomenal Brené Brown. In the first chapter she talks about The physics of vulnerability. For someone like me who has always been struggling with vulnerability from childhood through adulthood finding this book was like hitting a jackpot. I am having a lot of Aha moments as I turn its pages. It is a great book and highly recommend it.

Reading it has given me the courage to open up, share my story and most importantly embrace vulnerability. I also reached out to a few dear friends to contribute and I am beyond grateful that two of them agreed. Reading their personal experiences makes me happy and less alone in this field.

Dear Dianne and Beau. Thank you so much for sharing your stories. Thank you for simply being you. I love you. x Read more

SUN SALUTATIONS AND MANTRAS.

PSX_20190714_151820.jpgYoga can be fun. Yoga can be fast. Yoga can be slow. Yoga can be playful. Yoga can be spiritual. Yoga can be calming. Yoga can fire up deep emotions. Yoga can be healing. Yoga can be different things each time you step on the mat. Yoga is not a one size fits. For other people Yoga can be the complete opposite of all the things I have mentioned above.  Read more

LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM A BUTTERFLY.

Two days ago we spent the day in Moretti, a small locality in Piedmont region, Italy. I accompanied my husband to visit his uncle. Our stay was short but reminded me the beauty of countryside living. Nature. The simple life. Slowing down. Waking up to the sounds of birds singing. Farm to table eating. Clean air. The abundance in what might seem like nothingness.

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SWITCHING OFF AND TAKING A BREAK TO RECHARGE.

Yoga has become a big part of who I am. It calms me down. Grounds me. Allows me to disconnect from everything around me and connect with myself inwardly. The more I practice and venture into the different aspects of yoga, the more I find myself relating to these powerful words by The Bhagavad Gita.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

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KENYA | ZOO-MEETS-NATURE AT THE NAIROBI SAFARI WALK.

One the many things Roberto loves doing in Nairobi is feeding the Giraffes at The Giraffe Center. For a change, this year I decided to take him to Nairobi Safari Walk because I knew even though Giraffes are his favorite, he will still find excitement seeing other animals and particularly getting closer to them. Read more

ETHIOPIA | ADDIS ABABA TRAVEL DIARY.

Africa is made up of 54 countries and out of all these fully recognized sovereign states I am not very proud to say I have only visited 2; Uganda and Tanzania. My excuse is traveling around Africa is not as cheap. Leaving miles away from home and visiting only once a year leaves me with no choice but to dedicate every single second of my time to my family. Read more

THE SAFARICOM INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL.

PSX_20190504_145204.jpgI was delighted to finally attend The Safaricom International Jazz festival at the Carnivore grounds in Nairobi. This was my first time attending the event since its inauguration in 2014, and I am glad I did because it was sublime.  Read more