Everyday Wellness Travel Inspiration...

...In far-flung places and in your own backyard.

Meditation 101- If I Can Do It, So Can You

I am certainly not a meditation guru. Truth be told, I was a skeptic or non-believer in meditation until five months ago, when I started to dip my toes into meditation in search of ways to increase my mental focus and strength while running a marathon. But through...

Everyday Wellness Getaways: 36 Hours in Washington DC

When most travelers think of a visit to Washington DC – they think of the BIG attractions. The White House, the Capitol, the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. But what makes Washington DC unique are the smaller neighborhoods that tell the tale of everyday life –...

Becoming a Dreamer: Lessons From a Wellness Retreat

Wellness travel has a transformative power. Whether I am on a hike, blissed out in a spa or pushing myself past my comfort zone on a new adventure – every new experience changes me. By taking time to focus on wellness, my mind has the chance to focus on what is...

Everyday Wellness Breakfast: Almond Butter Cacao Overnight Oats

I have a secret. Or really, I have a secret weapon to start each day feeling energized and productive. Come to think of it, I have two of these morning secret weapons: a healthy breakfast that starts within 30 minutes of waking up AND daily meditation before I sit...

What to Pack: 5 Carry-on Essentials for Women Travelers

As my plane approaches the gate at an airport, my mind runs a mile a minute. My brain bypasses leaving the airport and moves ahead to  dropping my bags in my hotel room and venturing out for a walk. The last thing I want to do to start a trip is to wait at a baggage...

How to Find the Perfect Health Vacation in 7 Steps

Spa retreat. Health vacation. Wellness retreat. Yoga, weight loss, hiking, detox. The choices are endless. With so many wellness inspired programs and destinations around the globe, it can seem daunting to know what distinguishes one from another. The question is: how...

22 Reasons to Visit Sayulita – a Photo Tour

When most people think of traveling to Mexico, they think of Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel,Oaxaca, Los Cabos and Acapulco. What if instead of visiting these popular Mexican destinations, it was possible to experience life unlike you have known before...

From the Everyday Wellness Kitchen: Chocolate & Almond Butter Cups

Everyday wellness in the kitchen does not have to equal giving up everything you love. For me though, other than two splurges each week (and usually I use those on a glass of wine) – I have tried to limit my intake of sweets in the last year to help rid myself of...

 

Meet Elena

Elena Sonnino LiveDoGrow

Elena spent twelve years teaching children to chase their dreams before finally taking her own advice. Elena writes about finding everyday wellness in far-flung lands and your own backyard. 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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