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Choose Pleasure

Everyday presents a series of choices, some more conscious than others. In every moment we are given the opportunity to choose what to do with our time. How often do you choose pleasure? It seems we are taught that the only productive use of time is to attend to our never-ending list of responsibilities and […]

The best natural sleep aid

This week I’m so excited to let you in on a sweet little secret, my favorite emergency natural sleep aid. Sunday night was one of those nights when I went to bed completely exhausted, yet couldn’t fall asleep. Normally I’m a stickler for my nighttime ritual, which helps me come down from the day in […]

Turkey – A beautiful world of contradictions

Turkey is a beautiful country of dualities and contradictions, multiple worlds, cultures, ideas and traditions coexisting in stark contrast, mostly in harmony, yet also in conflict. It’s precisely this wonderful melding and merging that makes Turkey so spectacular and unique, because it’s all done so well, with attention to detail, artistry, flavor, and grace. Towering […]