I feel fantastic when we are in Europe and able to remain in one place to establish a routine. We walk everywhere, and I cannot get enough of that crisp, cold, Alpine air, fresh, vibrant food at the daily markets, a quick workout, and a sauna visit . I love the slow-ness in the small towns, the lingering over long meals and simplicity of life there.  I try to recreate that at home as much as possible, but everything here seems rushed and hurried. Maybe the American culture is to blame…parents rushing their kids from activity to activity, worker bees rushing to go work, then rushing to go home, living for the weekends, trying desperately to create more hours in a day to get all the things done.

less = more

When was the last time you actually sat in silent meditation in nature and slowed down to notice the details,  I mean the bees buzzing, the birds singing, the sunshine on your face?

Yeah, I cannot recall either! I know I am guilty of not doing that enough …

But I am learning that you don’t have to travel too far to find that simplicity and relaxation. It can be  something you create.

Cassis, France

Bonnieux, France

Gruyeres, Switzerland

Bad Tolz, Germany