Social Media Detox

Rebirth • Renewal • Love • Hope • Growth  Spring has inspired me to step away from social media for the next month to help prioritize + create additional space for things that are really important to me right now: Simplifying. Decluttering. Teaching my classes. Developing my retreat. Playing with puppy. Reading, writing, painting. Being…

Copenhagen, Denmark

As the plane begins to descend, I peer out the window fascinated by the tiny white dots of offshore windmills and the Øresund Bridge which connects Denmark to Sweden through an underwater tunnel. From the sky, it looks as if the toy-sized cars are driving off the bridge into the depths of the ocean. Impressive stuff. I…

Neuschwanstein Castle | Germany

The Sleeping Beauty is hands down my favorite ballet of all time. The story, Petipa's choreography, the ornate costumes, the elaborate sets... the music? Well, it was good enough for Disney filmmakers to use for the melodies for ballads and background music in the 1959 animated film. Once I found out that Walt Disney based Princess Aurora's…

Lindau, Germany

I had never heard of Lindau until B insisted we take a day trip from Heidelberg to see it. Lindau is a Bavarian town/island on the freshwater lake Bodensee. It almost borders Austria and is across the water from Switzerland. After a beautiful afternoon driving through the bright yellow-green German countryside, we arrived on the island…

France: Paris (vol 2)

After lunch at a small café, we set out for Le Fouchon to find my aunt's favorite tea. Holy moly, that place is amazing! Tons of beautiful macaroons and ornately decorated eclairs. Flavors and variations of all kinds. I bought three different kinds of tea, sausages to smuggle back for my uncle, and B bought meat and…