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HEALTHY LIVING: The Monday Ritual

Mondays aren’t always my favorite. It is hard to go back to emails and long to-do lists after all the weekend fun (I am sure most of you can relate). Lately, however, I’ve found a way to make Mondays pretty enjoyable. They are what I like to consider my “me days”. For a few weeks now, I’ve scheduled in my hot yoga class as an actual appointment in my calendar. It is at 5:30pm, which was usually almost impossible to make. There were other meetings or things that were prioritized, causing me to cancel on yoga and ending the day annoyed because I was skipping one of my favorite workouts – yet again. Now, however, that it is a fixed point in my agenda, it not hard at all. I treat it just like other appointments, with the same importance.

Monday Ritual | Bikinis & Passports

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11 | Categories: Fitness, Personal

BEAUTY TALK: a new smile

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”
-Tom Wilson

Whenever someone asks me to describe myself, I would usually say that I am a happy person, with a love for the beautiful things in life. My friends and family mean the world to me and I eat too much hummus. There are so many different reasons that make me smile, and I think a good laugh can cure a lot of heartaches. That being said, I have been playing with a thought, which I wanted to share with you for today’s beauty talk…

smile | Bikinis & Passports

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This Year Will Be Different

I can’t help but get excited whenever the post man rings the bell. While I usually know exactly what is arriving, today I had a super special surprise! But let’s rewind a little: Last Fall, Monika Kanokova asked if I had time for an interview for her upcoming book. Of course I had time – but why me? Monika quickly explained that she wanted to create the ultimate freelance guide to help young women thinking about taking the step towards self-employment. We all have big dreams, but sometimes that is just what they will forever be: dreams… We find an excuse why those dreams have to wait, why it would never work, or why we are happy just they way things are. But guess what? This Year Will Be Different! That year was 2014 for me, when Kathi and I decided to take the plunge and spend all our time and energy on something we truly believe in. It worked for us, and it can work for you just the same!

This Year Will Be Different by Monika Kanokova - the insightful guide to becoming a freelancer | Bikinis & Passports

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the birthday brunch

Even though I wanted to celebrate my birthday somewhere warm this year, of course I also wanted to celebrate with my friends. First thing we did when I was back in town, was a super lazy birthday brunch. Lots of friends, presents, some bubbly, good food and laughter made the day extra special, and I am so thankful for having all these wonderful people in my life! I think I’ll make a birthday brunch a tradition from now on.

birthday brunch - Bikinis & Passports

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