Shall I remind you that spring has sprung, and summer time is almost here? Now that the warm months are getting closer, and some of us travel a lot during the summer, it is the perfect time for me to be more casual.

We don’t have to worry about those heavy, long coats hiding our pretty clothing. We can hang our lovely winter jackets in the closet, and say arrivederci/goodbye to them until next year. One of my favorite things about spring is that we can throw on a cute casual dress without much effort and call it a day.

Every spring, I get this urge to clean my closet. I like to remove things that I have not worn in awhile. If you do not wear it, remove it!
If you do clean your closet for spring, please take the time to give all your old clothing items to Goodwill or a charity of your choice. There are so many people who are in need. 

Finally, this week, try to fit some “me” time into your schedule. We get so busy taking care of our families that we get lost, feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. You can prevent that from happening. Also, don’t forget to do your Yoga. It can bring us peace in a stressful world. 🙌

Namaste,

Nunzia

Hello, my friends! It has been a while since my last update. As you know, I have multiple projects that I’m currently working on for Thrive Global, but I have honestly missed blogging. 

On that note, I would like to ask you a question: what would you like to see more of on my blog? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas. 

Winter is still here. Why? Where is the sun?

In many areas of the country, we are still tackling Old Man Winter. In South Texas, the sun has disappeared, making us feel nostalgic for summer and tired of the clouds. Last year, right around this time, while I was recovering from a knee surgery, I wrote an article called “What is SAD?” I had the honor of having my dear friend and psychologist, Dennis Ramos, to share his thoughts on this type of depression that affects many people during the winter months.

Make time to shop! 


A girl needs to shop, especially on the weekend. It does not matter if we are shopping at the mall or online, shopping makes us happy. When I feel down or stressed out, retail therapy works the best. Our brain adapts, and my brain has adapted to shopping to feel happy and relaxed.Studies show that shopping reduces stress and, besides practicing yoga and exercising, shopping remains the best and most effective way for me to minimize sadness and beat the winter blues. I just scroll and scroll through the pages on Chiara Ferragni’s website, Ulta, and Sephora, until I find that product that I need and love!

Does shopping make you feel better? Share you thoughts, ladies. 

As for me, I will be logging off. I will chat with all of you soon. Please remember to let me know what you would like to see on my blog.

Xo Xo,

Nunzia

Buon Befana! Today, in Italy and many parts of Europe, people are celebrating the Epiphany holiday. Growing up in Italy, getting ready for bed was the last thing on Earth we as children wanted to do. However, on Epiphany Eve, there was something magical about going to bed. I remember feeling very happy and excited. The day before, however, was never-ending. How can a 24-hour day feel like an eternity?

There was something magical in our house. Mom and Dad knew it. They watched us closely. When bedtime finally arrived, it was tradition for parents to hang stockings by the fireplace. That way, the Befana would fill them up with candy. If the children were naughty, they would get coal instead.
Did I ever receive coal? Yes, but it was the type made out of candy. So, it actually tasted very sweet.
I will never forget waking up in the morning with dolls and trains waiting for me. I wonder why I liked trains so much?

It was a fun time. Now, many, many years later, this day is still very special to me. I will always cherish these beautiful memories.

XO,

Nunzia

I will be back soon to blog about all my favorite things! XoXo

I believe that self-reflection is an important process of learning deeply about ourselves. It helps us identify what we are doing right and wrong. When I practice self-reflection during my free time, I feel
like I’m giving myself an opportunity to pause and enjoy the moment. While my brain sorts through thoughts, present and past events and experiences, it sends out a feeling of relaxation as my mind defragments. For me, it’s almost like meditating! It helps me to be “in the moment”.L

Of course, keep in mind that we do not want to self-reflect while we are having a super busy day. Otherwise, we just create more stress for ourselves. Instead, pick a quiet moment during the
day, perhaps when you are at home, to hit the “pause” button.

I wonder why we feel more reflective on some days more than others? Is it because it is winter time, and the sun is no longer shining every day? Is it because we listen to more music during the holidays? Whatever the reason my be, I tend to be more self-reflective during the winter months. It is like I am looking through a magnifying glass while taking notes in my mind, and describing what
I see as I assess myself. As I mentioned above, it’s like meditating. So, it helps us implement necessary changes, or find a solution to a problem that we have been procrastinating on. 

For my readers: explain the benefits of practicing self-reflection.

Let’s talk about a give-away!

As I mentioned last week, I may do a give-away soon. Your cooperation is required. As much as I appreciated your comments from last week, please be sure to comment on my latest posts.

1. Comment on my most recent blog post!
2. Follow me on Instagram at @ionunzia
3. I will choose my favorite answer.

P.S. If you want this give-away to take place, just do your homework.  I will share more details concerning the give-away. 

Have a great week! I will chat with you soon. Thanks for reading my blog.

Best,
Nunzia


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