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Scary Books To Read Before Halloween

Scary Books To Read Before Halloween

We all enjoy a little fright from time to time. October is the perfect time to be scared. The air is chilly and you can curl up under a soft blanket and enjoy a good book. I've created a list of scary books to read before Halloween. It's a list of classic monsters,...

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Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox

Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox 2020 is September 22. An equinox is when the sun is exactly above the equator, which makes day and night equal the same number of hours. This day also marks the official beginning of autumn, my favorite season. After...

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30 Things To Do This Autumn (Free Downloadable Checklist)

30 Things To Do This Autumn (Free Downloadable Checklist)

Tired of the quarantined summer of 2020? The change of season is upon us. Let's welcome the crisp autumn air, and think of it as a fresh start. Here is a list of 30 things to do this autumn, so that you can stay safely socially distant while not missing out on any of...

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Introducing the Website Redesign

Introducing the Website Redesign

Introducing the website redesign. Ta da! The idea behind this new iteration of my website is that you can live a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle no matter where you are in the world. When I think of the Mediterranean region, I think of an Italian seaside town. The sun...

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Five Habits That Changed My Life

Five Habits That Changed My Life

To make real change in your life, you need to learn to make better habits. Making changes a daily part of your life will help you meet your goals faster. These five habits that changed my life have helped me both personally and professionally and brought me closer to...

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10 Things To Do Before the End of the Year

10 Things To Do Before the End of the Year

The end of the year is quickly approaching. Have you done everything you planned to do this year? I know I haven't. But plans and goals change over the course of twelve months, and that's okay. We start out the year with some ideas, but as time goes by we change. Our...

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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

A fun thing happened to me today. I had my first experience with the concept of pay it forward. I went on my usual Starbucks run and as I sat in the drive-thru line there were two cars ahead of me. I had built up enough points on my card so that today's coffees were...

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Dolce Far Niente, the Art of Doing Nothing

Dolce Far Niente, the Art of Doing Nothing

There was an Italian restaurant I frequented in Beverly Hills which has since closed. At lunch they would throw open the sliding doors and make it an indoor/outdoor restaurant. Random pigeons would wander in and out and pick up crumbs. I thought this was interesting...

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A Mediterranean Lifestyle Is About More Than Food

A Mediterranean Lifestyle Is About More Than Food

We’ve all heard about how consuming olive oil, red wine and fish has its health benefits. But the people who live in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea benefit from more than the available food. While a Mediterranean diet can be hugely beneficial, there are...

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Pretend You Live in Italy

Pretend You Live in Italy

Studies have shown that the Mediterranean lifestyle — including diet and day-to-day living — is one of the healthiest on the planet. It has also been shown that the Mediterranean lifestyle is portable. You don’t have to live on a remote Italian or Greek island to...

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Choco Lotto Brownies

Choco Lotto Brownies

I've been studying the Italian language and one of my vocabulary words this week is cioccolato. It's fun to say out loud because it sounds like you won the chocolate lottery: Choco Lotto. Chocolate makes everything better. Here's my recipe for chocolate brownies....

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Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Cocktails

We’ve talked about the importance of celebrations. One of my favorite ways to celebrate is with champagne cocktails. Cocktails made with champagne are my favorite way to start an evening of dining with friends. I love to sip one of these lovelies before dinner. A...

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