Daily Gratitude, Shakshuka, Travel + More

If you run a Google search for the terms “daily gratitude,” you will find yourself with a plethora of articles from news sources, famous thinkers, innovators, inventors, speakers, excerpts from books, and from people just like me. And we are all basically sharing the same idea – expressing gratitude on a daily basis is insanely powerful. In fact, I personally believe that expressing gratitude is the most powerful tool that we have to create with.

According to the law of attraction, what you give out, you will receive in return. And so if we express gratitude (which is really just an expression of love), then we will receive that very same goodness back into our lives. And this applies to whatever we give gratitude for – our finances, our work opportunities, our emotional state, an amazing dinner that we ate, some great weather, a good night’s sleep, or even our relationships. Truly anything.

And that is why I think that it is so important to take a few moments daily to express what we are grateful for. You could write it down in a journal, email yourself, or even just think about it. But however you do it, just start doing it, and you will truly see your life transform.

A tower that sucks in air pollution and converts it into diamonds? This was definitely a headline that caught my attention, and is really pretty amazing.

This stay-at-home isolation has been the first time that I have considered and really sort of wanted to move out of the city and have our own space. And apparently I am not alone.

We made our first Shakshuka for dinner last night, and it was bananas! I know that there are about one million different recipes out there, but we tried this one, and absolutely loved it.

I think that traveling is on all of our minds right now. (Just basically anything to get out of the house really.) But since we can’t (travel or leave the house for the most part), I really appreciate that virtual tours have taken off. Because if we can’t be there, at least we can pretend. And although I have passed on the opportunity to take various virtual museum tours, this tour of the famous tulip gardens in the Netherlands really caught my eye.

For the first time in our lives, we have found ourselves needing to try and “preserve” fresh produce for weeks at a time. So any articles that I can get my hands on with some tips have really been my jam lately. (Pun intended.)

Did you catch my article last week on my favorite skincare line, Cocokind? I just got in a box with some of their newest goodies, and I can’t barely wait to try them out!

I’ve been meditating daily for about four months now, and honestly I can see the difference that it has made in my life. I feel calmer, more relaxed, and I find myself “breathing through” difficult situations. This past week I discovered this 8 minute “Emotional Spring Cleaning” meditation, and I have had it on repeat. It is so good, and the perfect way to start your day.

Anyone else catch all of the stories yesterday on NASA possibly discovering a parallel universe? After reading this article last night, the first place that my mind went was to Stranger Things and the completely terrifying upside down. Anyone else?

I just can’t seem to kick the travel bug. Almost daily I’ve been searching the web for any hope of a Summer holiday. And although there is no official news for international travelers, articles like this one are giving me hope that we might get the green light someday soon.

As things are opening up + the faint feeling of normalcy is beginning to return, continue to do your part to help support your community. Stay home, keep social distancing, wear your face mask, and wash your hands. Let’s all continue to do our part to keep each other safe + healthy!

2 Replies to “Daily Gratitude, Shakshuka, Travel + More”

  1. I just tried that shakshuka recipe for brunch yesterday and it was SO good! I’ve never heard of that dish before, thanks for sharing it!

    1. Oh yay! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! It really is pretty killer :)

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