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Finding Freedom in the Forest

I got back to my room with 30 minutes left to check out. I used the bathroom, drank some water and gathered my things. Before I walked away I stopped and took in the views one last time. I was desperately trying to hold on to what I had experienced there. All that I had received and somewhere in my mind figuring out how I could keep it all as i made my way back to the city.

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Self-Love Without Condition

To also love yourself in the moments when you feel fear, sadness, lonely, angry, guilty, and other inharmonious expressions of ourselves. To be able to grant yourself a moment to tend and care for those parts too, with as much love and enthusiasm that you show yourself when you’re feeling vibrant. That is what unconditional love looks like.

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Carry On Tradition

I picked up the next potato and zoned out into a meditative nostalgia. I was making tortilla de patata for the first time, a traditional Spanish dish that every Spaniard knows and reveres for it’s simplistic but delicately created taste. There was a method, a process if you will, of trial and error that even the most seasoned cook would have to put in the same amount of effort as a beginner such as I was in this moment.

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Detox Salt Bath

Taking care of self is truly a “practice.” You don’t just wake up one day with this amazing life of routines and prioritized self-care. You have to decide that it’s important enough to make time for it. That YOU are important enough to make time for.

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Wildfire in California

California has seen it’s most catastrophic wildfire ever with Camp Fire, in Paradise, CA. Today Sacramento officially reached a hazardous air quality rating, where from the window of my home there is a haze of despair that hangs heavy with emotion and anxiety.

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