Hello, everyone!
I hope you spent some time outdoors and did some shopping this past weekend. The weather has been hot and beautiful in South Texas. I’m loving how bright and long the days are.
Every Sunday morning, my family and I do a “fitness walk.” Working out five days a week makes me feel happy. Moving our bodies around daily is vital for our physical and mental health.
I have been doing some shopping to upgrade my wardrobe for summer. Shopping is the best method of putting ourselves first, ladies! Also, it is the best way to cheer ourselves up if we have a stressful and difficult week. I read in a fitness magazine that people who really enjoy shopping, like I do, enjoy it because they could be experiencing a “shopper high,” just like a runner’s high.
Now, on a different shopping note, I’m happy to inform you that my new coveralls just came in the other day. Nothing tops that unwavering feeling of being excited to wear what you bought on your next outing. I wore my coveralls over the weekend for a lunch date with my hubby. Then, after lunch, we took a walk by the water. It is getting super hot here in Texas, and these coveralls kept comfortable and cool. I felt like I was wearing PJ pants. I have two more pairs coming this week. I highly recommend them. I will share the colors with you.
Thanks for reading my blog. I will see you soon! Please share a picture of your favorite coveralls!  Happy Monday to all!

XO

Nunzia

I hope everyone had a restful Memorial Day weekend! On Monday, we went for a long fitness walk by the water. On our way back, we made a stop at the beach to let Claudio, our fur baby, play in the water.

It took Claudio a second to figure a few things out in the water. As we were watching him play, we were able to witness such a tender moment, as he tried to lift his paws up high to walk in the water. He was also very happy to watch the fish jump around him.

I can’t believe my fur baby is going to be one year old soon. Where does the time go?
This is my new look! I will post more pictures on my next update.
Last week, as I was browsing Instagram, I noticed that Hilaria Baldwin posted the cutest overalls by Revolt available on Amazon for a great price. I will post the link. I already bought a pair, and I’m going to order one in a khaki color. They are super comfy to wear. I will do a photo shoot this weekend of my coveralls so you will be able to see how beautiful they fit. A big “thank you” to Hilaria, and congratulations on the birth of her fourth baby, Romeo!
Okay, now we are switching subjects to talk about a recent event that has left many of us surprised and speechless. Just a few months ago, Roseanne Barr became a star again, when her television show was successfully brought back with high ratings on ABC after two decades. However, this past Tuesday, Ms. Barr was abruptly fired after posting an inappropriate tweet. The president of ABC entertainment, Channing Dungey, issued the following statement: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”
Ms. Barr apologized, but it is apparently too late. The damage has already been done.
I will close with this: What the world  needs now is love! ❤️

XoXo
Nunzia

Hello…hello!

Just last month, I submitted an article about seasonal changes that I co-wrote with a wonderful psychologist, Dennis Ramos. As many of you already know, I enjoy writing about wellness and mental heath.

 

The Friday before Mother’s Day, one of the editors at Thrive Global, Zoe, e-mailed me to let me know that my story had just gone live. What a great way to start the weekend, with a new published article under my belt! I will post a link for you to read it.

 

I hope all the mothers, including fur babies’ moms, had a wonderful Mothers’ Day last weekend. My guys at home spoiled me with beautiful gifts and a great brunch. Then, I ended up spending the rest of the day relaxing, without feeling guilty about not being productive for a day.  For me, in order to stay balanced and happy, it’s important to disconnect and make time for me and the family.

 

 

 

 

In our society, people have forgotten how to relax and enjoy life. Everyone seems to be on the go all the time. Everywhere you go, you notice people are constantly engaged with scrolling through social media pages on their phones to see what is going on in other peoples’ lives.

Question: can we be happy if our minds are constantly engaged somewhere else? That can become extremely exhausting, stressful, and unhealthy. It may put a strain on us and others. There are plenty of other areas in life that need our attention. Admittedly, for me to feel happy, I need to be present in the moment.

To help you relax, make some time for reading at your favorite book store. I have been reading both Flow and In the Moment magazines. You will enjoy all the mindful articles and activities.

 

 

Question: Do you feel more relaxed after reading my blog? Share your thoughts with us.

 

I hope you have a wonderful week!  Don’t forget to schedule “me” time. Catch me on my next update.

Xo
Nunzia

P.S.  On Mother ‘s Day, my beloved Juve won another scudetto. Who is counting how many we have already won? Not me. However, if some of you insist to know the facts, this is our 7th consecutive scudetto in Serie A.

Hello, friends! The topics for this week are running shoes, frustration, and Claudio!

For the past three weeks, I have made several attempts to shop for the perfect running shoes. I’m not talking about finding the perfect looking shoes, but finding the right pair that will provide me with comfort while running.


I have been shopping at a specialty store for athletes. Sometimes it takes that right person who not only has the knowledge, but also cares, to find you the right shoe. About two years ago, when I needed a pair of running shoes, I was fortunate enough to find a specialist that was able to help me find the right pair of Brooks!
To evaluate my last pair of shoes that I purchased, I went running this week and, withing minutes, I felt a pain on the right side of my foot. Not fun. The bottom line is, to prevent injuries like tendinitis and stress fractures, it’s important to wear the proper shoes while running. Every runner knows that it is impossible to complete a nice run without the perfect shoes. It has been a personal and ongoing challenge to find shoes that fit well.
Anyway, moving on to Claudio Bear, my sweet little fur baby keeps on growing! He is just about 11 months old. I felt a bit on edge on Friday, because Saturday was his first day at doggy day care, but we did our research and picked a great place with outstanding reviews. Socializing your fur baby with people and other dogs is a must at this young age.
I’m sharing with all of you our delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookies I made tonight!
 
An update for my fellow Juventus fans. Coppa Italia will be on Wednesday. My team will face Milan in the final. I will  keep you posted. Forza Juve!!!!!!

Until my next update, namaste.

XOXO

Hi, everyone! As many of you already know, I like to share my favorite things on my blog: makeup, shoes, clothing, purses, books, etc. You name it!On my blog today, I’m going to share my favorite book I have been reading. It is by New York Times bestselling author Maria Shriver. The book is called I’ve Been ThinkingReflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life. It is just about us juggling different roles and wearing different hats each day. It is a great book that will help anyone learn how to stand strong when life throws a curve ball. Maria herself managed, with grace and dignity, to catch a few curve balls in her life.

This book can help anyone who is looking forward to moving on in life. I also love the prayers at the end of each chapter.

Trust me on this one. You are going to love it.

No matter how busy I am, I always try to make time for reading at home or at Barnes & Noble. While I am at Barnes & Noble, I always like to look through Flow magazine. I love all the activities, and this mindful magazine helps me slow down and press the “reset” button in my brain. I love all the illustrations, and how those beautiful, colorful stickers help remind us to take time for ourselves and do nothing once in a while.

The activities in Flow will inspire you to pick up a pen and get busy. We are so surrounded by cell phones and laptops that we often forget the last time we picked up a pen or pencil to draw a picture or send a handwritten note to a friend.

Speaking of mindfulness, our house is a mess because we are remodeling. The worse part about remodeling is all the waiting. It is like someone is trying to teach me how to be patient. You wait for the materials to come in, you wait for the person to take the measurements, you wait for the contractors to install, and it just seems to take forever. I’m looking forward to having the house look like a home again, but I am beginning to appreciate the exercise in patience I am getting.

Catch me on my next “favorite things” update!

XoXo