Ciao care amiche! È già estate qui da noi. La luce del sole ci dà energia e ci rende sempre più felici. Vi siete mai chiesti perchè la stagione estiva fa bene all’anima?

È un dato di fatto: quando splende il sole ci sentimo vivi e pieni d’energia, e sorridiamo sempre di più. Stare all’aria aperta è un fattore che aumenta il grado di felicità personale.

Finalmente stiamo per lasciare un inverno triste buio e nuvoloso alle spalle. Il sole, il mare e le vacanze, fanno bene a tutti noi; fisicamente e psicologicamente.

Ci siamo, l’estate si trova quasi alle porte. Prima di chiudere, verrei augurare alla mia Juve un mega in bocca al lupo. Domani si giochera’ con il Monaco. Se tutto va bene, ci possiamo trovare in finale. Spero tanto che Barza e il Principino possano giocare insieme. Poi si vedra.’ Vi raccomando, domani tutti insieme, un solo urlo: Forza Juve! Happy Monday to all! Xo

Hi friends!

I hope all of you are doing well. I miss blogging often, but as I mentioned before, I have been very busy working on two different writing projects. Believe me, as soon as I can, I will be sharing more with you. In the meantime, I am spending my free time enjoying these beautiful, sunny, not-so-hot days. The weather is just perfect.

Please tell me, who does not love spring and summer? The idea of another summer coming up makes me very happy. How many of you remember how summer days seemed endless when you were growing up? Time seems to go by much faster as you get older. Do any of you know why? Okay, that’s another post.

Anyway, on the topic of childhood, we all still have that inner child inside us. Yes, you do, too. Since last week, this cute little green bucket, with the cutest little animals on it, has been on my bathroom sink. It has a monkey, a lion, and my favorite of all: the zebra, with those beautiful, black-and-white stripes. Oh, do I love those stripes. I only have this bucket for a week, and I already feel attached to it for two reasons: the stripes are lovely because they represent the colors of my beloved Juventus, my favorite soccer team, and the rest of the animals are super cute.

In this bucket, I have been placing some of my organic products. As many of you know, I like to pay attention to what I put on my skin since I have allergies. Just recently, I was watching a segment on a morning show, and I learned that the FDA pays little attention to what goes in our beauty products. That means companies can basically put whatever they wish into these products, and that’s sad.

These are my organic goodies! I’m waiting on the foundation. I will post a picture soon.

That is why I have decided to go organic. I even purchased an organic deodorant online the other day. I will do a review on that. Now I’m waiting on my organic foundation. I know, it is going to be difficult for me to let go of my Chanel, but I’m willing to give my new products a chance.

Please take care, and I will drop in again very soon. Xx

Alla prossima, e sempre forza Juve!

Hello,Friends! Three years ago, on a Friday afternoon, my husband came home and asked me if I would like to join him for a weekend in San Antonio, Texas, at the PAX video games and technology “geeks convention” that originally started back in 2004 on the east coast. I was kind of skeptical at first, but I accepted. After all, I always love to pack and go out of town to travel and shop. I like seeing new things.

As I was packing, though, I thought “what am I going to do? It is going to be boring for me.” Luckily, I did not let that stop me. I ended up having a great time that weekend. Now I look forward to PAX every year.

While frustrating at times, I have always liked technology. When I worked in education, I earned the title of “techie” on my campus. I was in charge of the morning announcements that were transmitted via closed-circuit television on campus, “WIN TV,” for over 900 students.

I was a new employee at that school, when my principal noticed my proficiency with technology. So, one morning she called me in and gave me the assignment. Yay for me!  I was flattered at first, and a bit nervous, too. So began my love/hate journey with technology.

As for the PAX convention, we had a blast once again. When the day ended, we explored the beautiful city of San Antonio. I love the shops and restaurants there. It was such a beautiful day with the family.

I hope you all had a great weekend, too. Keep Zen, and don’t forget to do your yoga, because that’s the key for my staying Zen. XO

Here is the link: http://south.paxsite.com/what-is-pax

I still have some decorations on the coffee table!

Hello everyone, Is it time for an intervention? I was wondering why I feel a great level of sadness after New Year’s Day, when it is time to store away all the Christmas decorations. It is because I love the holidays so much? Am I the only one feeling this why? Even though the house looks beautiful and bigger without a huge tree in the living room, I can honestly say it is going to take some time to get used to. One step at a time.

So today, like I do every year, I purposely left some decorations on the wall and in the kitchen. One year, I remember leaving the holiday coffee cups out on the china cabinet, all year round. Surprisingly, even though they were there in the open, no one in my family seemed to have noticed. On a different note, as many of you already know, I’m not a winter person. Now that we are in January, I’m looking forward to the days getting longer. And before you know it, another beloved summer will be here.

Before I go dear friends, I would like to know what are some of the things you have done to stay zen today. As for me, I will be resuming my regular running schedule next week. Today, to keep it zen, I had some quiet time to myself to meditate, and some green decaffeinated tea for relaxation. Keep on smiling! XO

Stay Zen!