Times of unprecedented change.

These are some mad times we live in. I am still trying to wrap my head around the series of very unfortunate events that have taken place over the last 3-4 months. A global pandemic causing the loss of countless lives. People losing their lives and getting injured   as a result of police brutality and of our unjust political system that sees skin colour above humanity. Anger, harm and emotional damage spreading quickly on social media and all across our nation. One of the biggest oil spills in history staining one of the most pristine ecosystem worldwide: the Artic river. It is like the world is crumbling to the ground. It feels like everything is spinning out of control and life around us is falling into pieces. We are all a little broken right now and as easy as it may be to shut our feelings off, we should not. We must endure this pain; we must feel it so we can heal. Heal ourselves and then heal our planet that has become so wounded.

We live in a time of unprecedented change and it is okay to feel a bit scared about all this uncertainly but.. just remember, in the midst of chaos there’s also opportunity. Opportunity to be better, to do better. Life – as we knew it – has changed forever and instead of rushing to go back to normal, let’s go forward to better. I think we can all use this time to consider which parts of “normal” are worth to rushing back to. Let’s take some time to reflect on ourselves and truly dive deep on our (un)conscious beliefs and on what we to stand up for our values.

We are all on this together and now, more than ever, we have individual and collective responsibility to take care of the planet and of one another. So let’s get united and make tomorrow a day we all look forward to. 

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

 

Much Love,

Blissfully Grateful

A cotton candy sunset.

You know when you are just having one of “those” days and feel low in spirits? Well that was Monday of last week for me. Because I was not feeling physically great (thanks to a cold that persisted to stick around for way more time than it should), stopping some negative thoughts from spiralling out of control was a particularly harder task.  As an attempt of relieving some tension and giving my mind some clarity, I decided to go to my usual strength training class at the gym after work. However, it did not really work. On my way home I kept on thinking on everything that was not going my way but…when I looked up to the sky, I was left in awe this cotton candy sunset:

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I guess that this is living proof that “if we keep our HEAD DOWN, we will miss on LIFE’S GOODNESS”. #sothankful

 

 

Much Love,

Blissfully Grateful

 

 

Nature is love.

Funny as we, humans, crave deep nature connection but often times forget to notice its reaction to our presence. We tend to undervalue it but Nature is really a true gift. Why? Because:

Natures gives without demanding

Nature listens without interrumpting

Nature heals with no side effects

Nature cares without having second intentions

Natures exists without destroying

Nature speaks without making sound/in silence

What Nature will not do though, is to be forever here for us if we do not treat her right.

Let’s not forget that what we do to Nature, we do ultimately to ourselves. So let’s protect it. Let’s take very good care of it. Let’s cherish it every single day of our lives. As Gary Snyder once said, Nature is not a place to visit. Nature is home.” ♥

Much Love,

Blissfully Grateful