9 Ways to Stay Connected To Yourself During the Holidays

Happy Holidays, my friends!!  Is it just me or is your calendar already filling up for the season?! Traveling, shopping, holiday parties, visiting with family, cooking — November and December can be a total whirlwind. I consider it a FUN whirlwind, but still a whirlwind that can make time pass by so quickly!

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Citrus & Sun Moments October ’18 Edition

Did October FLY by for anyone else?! How is it officially the “holiday season” already??  Thank you for stopping by my blog to read my five Citrus & Sun Moments from October!! I am so glad you’re here =) Scroll down to the bottom of my post to check out my October playlist with some of my favorite songs from this month!

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How To Use Mindfulness To Savor Your Next Vacation

How many times have you said, “I need a vacation from my vacation?” Recently Chuck and I traveled to Orlando, Florida to have the Disney World/Universal Studios experience. I definitely came back feeling like I needed another vacation!  Our four days away from reality consisted of nonstop running around after a busy work week and not much sleep!

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Citrus & Sun Moments September ’18 Edition

Happy fall, ya’ll!! I have been patiently waiting all month to say that =) September has been a busy month getting back into the swing of teaching and embracing the change of the season. Thank you for stopping by my blog to read my 5 Citrus & Sun Moments from September!! Scroll down to the bottom of my post to check out my September playlist with some of my favorite songs from this month!

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Life in Photographs

When was the last time you printed out a photo? Before cell phones and digital cameras, I remember the disposable camera. Each camera contained film for 18-22 photos, so I had to snap wisely! I remember waiting patiently day after day for my pictures to develop. I couldn’t wait to open them up and look at each photo one by one. Most of the photos would be placed in albums, but a select few would make it onto my shelf of frames or around my dresser mirror.  I have always loved surrounding myself with moments and memories.

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A Is For Autumn

Autumn is upon us!! The air is feeling crisper, the leaves are beginning to turn, and orchards are opening up their gates for apple picking with a side of cider and donuts!  There are so many pieces of this season that make my heart happy and inspired. I am excited to share my A-Z list of what I am most looking forward to during this enchanting time of year!

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Citrus & Sun Moments August ’18 Edition

Summer is winding down, and there has already been talk of the Pumpkin Spice Latte making its grand appearance! While I cannot WAIT for fall (it’s my favorite seasons!!!), August has been all about soaking up the last waves of summer as I get back into teaching. I’m excited to share my 5 Citrus & Sun Moments with you from this month! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to check out my August playlist — these songs have been on repeat all month!

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Turn Up Your Song — It’s My Favorite

Do you have a passion in your life that makes your soul come alive?  Does surrounding yourself with this one thing inspire you and awaken a unique energy inside of you that you can hardly contain? Music has been a lifelong passion in my life for the reasons I mentioned above. This post is about the abandonment of this passion, and how its presence returned stronger than ever in a moment that I will never forget.

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Citrus & Sun Moments: July ’18 Edition

How is your summer going?? July is by far my favorite month of the season.  In this edition of Citrus & Sun Moments I’m sharing my favorite spot to write in Chicago, my incredible sunrise experience (+ pictures), the recipe for the best Sangria I’ve ever tasted, and more! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to listen to my summer tracks that I can’t stop listening to this month on my July playlist!

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Intention For The Day: Good Vibes Only

The morning is an important part of the day. How we begin those first few minutes after we awaken can set the tone for the hours to follow. Many of us hit the ground running at full speed.  From the moment we drift back to reality and our eyes flutter open, we are bombarded with thoughts and demands. While the thought of a busy day can make mornings overwhelming, setting an intention is one addition to our AM routine that could bring good vibes all day long!

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9 Lessons I Learned From Mother Nature

Our world is buzzing with information.  Information from the internet, from the news, social media, podcasts, the radio.  Some of it’s helpful and some of it’s not.  But I promise you, the buzz that you get when you are enveloped in the outside world will always teach you something positive and useful. Mother Nature is trying to teach us every single day!  All we need to do is look around and pay close attention.

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Citrus & Sun Moments: June ’18 Edition

Happy summer, my friends!!!  I have been so thankful for these long days and warm nights. Anyone else??  In this edition of Citrus & Sun Moments, I am sharing my appreciation for yoga and meditation, my recently discovered love for photography, and why I am never taking off my new cowboy boots. Plus, scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out my June playlist!

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