Hello, hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I have been busy enjoying the summer, and finalizing my latest article: “How Can We Live Life at a Slower Pace?” In the article, I share how we can stay Zen in a stressed-out society. Also, Corpus Christi psychologist Dennis Ramos, discusses the importance of daily meditation. Mr. Ramos has been kind enough to provide his expertise for several of my articles. The feeling of happiness and accomplishment I feel when I read the email saying my piece was published will never get old, never!

Hi Nunzia!

“Congratulations — your story, What is SAD?, is live on Thrive Journal!

Looking forward to your next piece!”
The Thrive Team

Something New is Happening on the Blog!
 
I would like to announce some upcoming changes with this blog. Coming soon, I will choose an item that has caught my attention, and write a full review on it. The item can be anything: makeup, clothing, etc. In the past, I would review all the items from my monthly Ipsy bag in one blog post. This time, I would like to focus my attention on one item at a time.
I have already purchased some new things, and let you know my thoughts on it. I’m so excited!
Cooking with Nunzia!
Cooking is my passion! Every week, I like to post my favorite meals and desserts that I prepare for my family on my blog. All these recipes will be available in the cookbook I am writing.
Working on projects and challenging myself each day makes me happy. When I was an educator, I would always tell students to learn something new every day.
Yes, in case you are wondering, I miss the classroom.
Claudio
Our 1-year anniversary of adopting Claudio from the Humane Society will be on August 12th.
So many dogs need homes. If you are considering a new puppy, or even an older dog, be sure to visit the shelter.
This little guy has brought so much joy into our lives. He has learned how to jump on our couch and bed. When he is tired, he makes the cutest little sounds. Almost a year later, nothing brings me more joy than chasing Claudio around the house. He is still in the puppy stage, so he tries to eat everything on the floor and in the yard.
I know how fast time goes by in this life, so I pick every opportunity during my free time to play and cuddle with him. Puppies are just like children in that they need lots of love and attention.
Until Next Time
 

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I will be back next week with my “Pick of the Week.” Stay tuned!

We are all unique and beautiful human beings.
XoXo!
“You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully, your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”
-Fred Rogers

Somebody, tell me where the time goes? My fur baby is already one year old. It feels like he was just a small puppy yesterday.

We celebrated Claudio’s birthday this past weekend. In between his naps, getting to know our guests, and playing with his little stuffed animal babies, I must say that he had a great birthday.

It was wonderful to have the house full of people, with Spanish guitar music blasting throughout the house. It was a beautiful, joyful, and relaxing atmosphere for our company to enjoy. I realized how nice it is to take the time to celebrate little and big things in our lives. So many of us get so wrapped up in our daily routines that we become antisocial. So, I’m planning on hosting many more parties throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was going to keep this blog post a happy one, solely dedicated to Claudio, but there is a problem that America needs to acknowledge. We have been bombarded with so many bad things happening in our world. For reasons not fully understood, the suicide rate in America is raising. Sadly, just last week, we lost Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I have decided to use my blog as a platform to help people who are suffering alone in this world from depression. So many people are struggling with sadness, hopelessness,  and are suffering in silence. Many of them don’t know how to relieve that awful pain.

Sadly, we have learned that most people who ended up committing suicide had seen a doctor. There is an urgent need to train general practitioners and pediatricians on how to recognize early signs of depression. They need to be well equipped to understand and diagnose this condition.

Many doctors nowadays are super busy, with only a very short amount of time to dedicate to their patients. Typically, a doctor only has about five minutes to address all the concerns. Sadly, that short amount of time is not adequate for digging deep and discussing emotional pain.

If you know someone who has been suffering from depression, reach out to them and be available to provide help  if you can. I will see you on my next update. Until then, stay zen and help a friend!

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.

Hi, friends! Today, we are going to talk about food allergies and food labels.
Every year, millions of Americans have life-threatening reactions to food. As many of you already know, I suffer from a peanut/ tree nuts allergy. My mission is to help people with food allergies, especially those who are newly diagnosed, by providing them with support and the latest studies.

“GLUTEN FREE”

Let’s talk about gluten. My heart goes out to those who suffer from Celiac disease, or simply have a gluten intolerance. It’s not easy for them, to say the least.

Having said that, am I missing something? Is gluten intolerance the only food allergy on our planet? Every time I go to the grocery store, I notice that seemingly every item has “gluten free” written in large letters on the front of the package. However, I recently purchased a multivitamin at my local drug store and, when I got home, I noticed the phrase “Processed in a facility that processes tree nuts” in very small writing. I was frustrated.

Hello! Have we forgotten that there are other deadly allergies?! Why do I need a magnifying glass to see whether a product contains, or was processed in a facility with, peanuts and tree nuts, but I can tell if it is gluten free from a mile away?In my opinion, it’s all about marketing. Gluten-free foods are a huge trend right now. So, to ensure that a product is sold fast, companies are throwing a big “gluten free” label on the front of the package.

There is a lot of work to do. Through Thrive Global and social media, my voice will be heard. I will keep you posted.

Leave a comment below! No e-mails, please.

Thank you!

Xo,
Nunzia