At first you feel alone. You arrive home excited and a little nervous at the prospect of having to care for this new arrival all by yourself without the helpful guidance and support of hospital nurses and staff. For me, it was a whirlwind, those first two weeks of madness. Packing boxes, closing accounts, dotting […]
A lot can be said about the Greeks, the Italians and Spaniards; they definitely live the good life! Okay, their economies have fell on hard times as of late, but as a generalized group of people living along the Mediterranean their spirit and zest for life are strong. Companies across the globe have cashed in on creating […]
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT MOST OUT OF LIFE What are your dreams and aspirations? Where do you see yourself in 3, 5 or even 10 years? Who will be there with you? What will you be doing? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE MOST Are your thoughts positive and uplifting or negative and judgmental? […]
Supplements are not drugs. They are not prescribed to cure, treat or prevent disease. One of the big factors that differentiate drugs from supplements is that drugs must undergo extensive testing to determine their safety and effectiveness, dosing interactions and their effects. Drugs are required to have FDA approval before hitting the market. Supplements on […]
“Patience attracts happiness, it brings near that which is far.” -Swahili Proverb Have you ever been in line at the grocery store with 2 -3 items standing behind someone with a week’s worth of meals in their cart? You are just expected to idly stand there patiently waiting. You think about your agenda and the […]
Do you know how much water you should be drinking a day to stay appropriately hydrated? As temperatures rise it is important to check in with how much fluid intake you are actually consuming. Often times we get so caught up in our daily activities that before we know it we have dry mouth, our […]
“Beach sand, perfect tans, day walks and night talks. Sleepless nights, pillow fights & spending everyday with those who matter most.” Recently I watched an inspirational talk given by a Harvard Business School Professor Michael Norton explaining how materialistic things only give us momentary happiness. Studies show that once we have made a purchase we see diminished returns to […]
“If you are brave enough to say good bye, life will reward you with a new hello.” Paulo Coehlo Closure is something we all seek, yet rarely find. Life moves on and slowly yet surely issues, problems seem to fade into the backdrop, but do they ever really go away? For instance, if you have […]
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”-Eleanor Roosevelt So often times we find that we are not truly taking advantage of the one life we are given. We become complacent just doing, repeating the same routine day after day because it is comfortable or we don’t believe we have the means to change the […]
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. John Burroughs Elbow to elbow pushing through the hordes of people in the market, I find a seat […]
HELLO! MY NAME IS
EMILY DAWN SZAJDA
I am a professional chef, writer, yoga & meditation instructor, sports nutritionist and adventurous traveler.Discover more
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