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3 Ways to Thank Yourself

To all the women out there.  You’re tired, you’re hitting a certain age, you’re worn out, you’re worried.  You’re stressing, you’re overworked, you feel like your kids don’t appreciate you, maybe your partner just doesn’t “get it.”  Not getting anywhere in your career, or you feel completely lost on what to do with your life still.  Going through a separation or divorce, you’re taking care of aging parents, your teenagers want you to drop dead.  Does any of this sound familiar? You go through so much stress as a woman in…

Searching for Happiness – PT 1: Body Gentleness

I have been making some small changes lately that have been impacting my overall happiness in big ways. Naturally, I wanted to share them with all of you, so I poured up a cup of coffee and wrote my little heart out. I wrote a master list of everything that has been adding to my overall happiness and wellbeing until I could not think of anything else. I was surprised by how many things I came up with, my list ended up being pretty long with over 100 tips and tricks to be exact. After I wrote it all out…

16 Reasons to Travel Belgium

It has been a year since my trip to Belgium. (starts crying hysterically) Anyway moving along… As a travel obsessed blogger, I thought why not write yet another post about how much I loved this little country? What can I say I am feeling kind of nostalgic over here! 1. The Architecture Belgium was once one of the most powerful regions in Europe. You may be surprised when you travel through the country to see palaces, churches and other buildings with intricate details and amazingly preserved beauty. Dutch homes are freaking magical. In places such as Ghent and Bruges…

April Goals

Hi there, and happy April! I hope you had a great March and are looking forward to the spring months coming up. I know I am. So in keeping with this new monthly commitment, I am here to update you on my March goal progress and share some plans for the coming April month. Here it goes… March Goals 2017 Finish reading 3 books: Ok so the book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill is a very big read, however, I did manage to finish The Highly Sensitive Person…

Featured Friday

Happy Friday lovelies, and welcome to Featured Friday! I have an announcement today that has everything to do with you, my blogging pals! I am inviting you all to take part in a new project of mine called…. Featured Friday’s! Maybe you guessed by the title of the blog, but allow me to explain further. What is Featured Friday? Every Friday I will be sharing a post on my  Facebook page by one of you lovely bloggers. How do you become featured? Follow my facebook page. I am looking for lifestyle, travel, motivational, inspirational, health, fitness, or…

My Belgium Food Diary

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme One of the reasons why Belgium had so much appeal to me as a travel destination was because of the abundance of traditionally dutch food that is found there. Perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but Belgium has some of the best food around. Traditional, delicious and some rather famous dishes come from this little country. I mean you have heard of the Belgian waffle right… need I say more? I wanted to go through my favorites that I tried while in the…

March Goals

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens” Many exciting things are happening in March. First up the clocks go ahead! Which means that we gain some much needed and deserved sunshine. And when you live in the cold harsh north that extra hour means a lot! It also means Easter! Which means chocolate, and those of you who are better acquainted with my blog know how much I love that stuff. Another  reason…

Exploring Belgium

One small country with one enormous story. A history steeped in red, bearing witness to war throughout the centuries. Somewhat frozen in medieval time, reminding the world of days that helped build our modern doorsteps. For the current world, Belgium has brought us such cultural delights as the Belgian waffle, Belgian beer and my personal favorite Belgian chocolate. I am excited to announce that I will be adventuring to Belgium in May of this year. Belgium holds a personal connection of its own to my country and province, being a place where grandfathers have perished and battled not so long…

Travel Romania

Oh, Romania! Setting for Bram Stockers majestically famous Dracula. The archetypal vampire Count Dracula, created by Bram Stoker, was inspired by the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler because he was rather fond of impaling his enemies and standing them along the roads. Sounds like a swell guy! But there is so much more to Romania than Vlad Tepes and spooky vampire castles. Brascov the capital of Romania is also home to  The Black Church which has the largest organ in Europe, with 4000 tubes. You can also find in Brascov the largest Gothic church between…

The Phillippines

  Located in the southeast of Asia lives a cluster of islands known as the Philippines… 7,107 islands and islets to be exact. It has a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers surrounded by the Philippine sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, and the South China Sea to the north and the west. The Philippines cultural diversity emerged hundred years ago shared by the Malays, Spanish, and Americans. Long time affiliation with the West made the Philippines the fourth most populous English speaking country and the only predominant Christians in Asia. A…