Find Your Everyday Wellness...

...In far off lands, at home and everywhere in between.

Why I do not want to have a cocktail

Everyone loves a great parody of the popular Disney movie Frozen – I have seen several that I love – especially “Let it Go” by Deva Dalporto. But last week as I watched a video called “Do you want to have a cocktail?” – I developed an uncomfortable feeling...

Healthy Snacks for Travel

Healthy eating and travel do not always go together. Or rather, that it was I used to believe. Yes, long road trips or airport layovers can disrupt schedules and routines – sometimes leading to binge like eating on whatever option is easiest. And yes, sampling local...

Facing my Fears 20 Feet Above the Ground

I could not move. My feet were like cement bricks stuck on narrow planks of wood just barely wide enough for my hiking boots. From behind I could hear my daughter cheering me on “You can do this Mamma.” (I may also have heard shrieks of fear that she tried...

Healthy Breakfast Secrets Unveiled

It is hard to deny the appeal of delicious, nutritious spa food – especially when someone else is doing the grocery shopping and donning the chef’s jacket to prepare the meal. Imagine being treated to seven days of spa cuisine decadence. Talk about sublime....

A Girlfriends’ Getaway Guide to Philadelphia

What can you expect during a girlfriends’ getaway to Philadelphia? Anything. One minute you are walking along cobblestone streets flanked by Federal and Georgian style row houses. The next, the quiet has been replaced by a hustle and bustle of boutiques and...

How to Explore Venice Like a Local

Canals. Masks. Glass. Art. There are few cities in the world like Venice, Italy. For many, a trip to Venice symbolizes a long-time dream. For others, the northern Italian city is just a stopping point on an Italian or European vacation – one more city that they...

 

Meet Elena

Elena A SonninoElena spent twelve years teaching children to chase their dreams before finally taking her own advice. She writes about finding everyday wellness in life in far off lands, at home – and everywhere in between. Elena is passionate about finding the silver lining even on the rainiest of days from her perch in the Washington DC suburbs.  Read more about Elena  or see where else Elena’s work has appeared .

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