Over the past few weeks I’ve been asked repeatedly about my choices, and how I respond to people who want to find their own path. It seems a little story-telling is in order. Deciding to start a blog is not as scary as it used to be… Interestingly, when I decided I actually wanted to have […]
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Being a digital nomad is often portrayed with a photo of someone working on a laptop while sitting at a beach, beside a beautiful pool, or by a lake. What is not seen in those photos is the challenge of being in a place and finding the things you need to work – space, light, and a good wifi connection.
Lucca is full of surprises, particularly if you’ve only spent time in Florence. The incredible tree-topped renaissance walls protect the quieter streets and wonderful architecture of this ancient city.
It isn’t often you join a small tour group with strangers and can honestly say six hours later that you have new friends. But with Tuscan flavours bringing you together, it happens more often than not. On a recent trip to Lucca, I joined a cooking class with Chef Giuseppe of Extra Virgin Cooking Classes. […]
In some promotion for her new course, when considering what living a creative life means, author Elizabeth Gilbert said, “when faced with a fork in the road, you consistently choose the path towards curiosity instead of fear.”
Is this one part of courage? …That choice to seek creativity and be curious?
I’m often asked, “Why Italy?” My answer has often been anything from, “to join the circus!” or “running away from burn-out” or “choosing to walk towards rediscovering me!” The choice to change our path – whether it is moving to another country to moving to another house – usually happens when we realize that the current […]
My first visit to Monet’s water garden whispered to my heart… The gentle winding path was busy enough with visitors taking a quick guided tour through the artist’s created world. It is easy to see how he made time to play. My afternoon was at a slower pace, allowing me to linger, to wait until […]
The path of finding ‘me’ again after years of favouring my professional journey was both bumpy and smooth, depending on the day. The task of choosing to rediscover the things I knew of myself when I was younger was, and is, a rewarding and challenging one.
“So now what? My next challenge was to consider what I wanted to do … what path did I now want to follow? And the big question of how do you move forward after your 40s, once you’ve decided that life needs a dramatic change of course?” Moving beyond the notion that I was in […]