Time to Play

With summer in full swing, it's prime play time. I don’t know about you, but I drain every drop of fun in the sun out of this all-too-short season.


I usually spend my June and July running around Italy at work and play, exploring various sights and treasures of this gorgeous country, hosting groups of happy guests all enjoying our own little la dolce vita. The pandemic has destroyed all of those summer plans for so many people, but I will be damned if it will rob me of this glorious season completely.


With summer peaking, we enjoy so much. The warm sunny days nourish our farms to produce an abundance of food that can only be described as luscious. Succulent vegetables and fruit provide us the nutrients we need and desire to be our very best during this active season. Thank goodness for farm markets and CSA's.


Mother Nature cradles us in her lush gardens, giving us her very best display of her love and affection for us, the tender beings that take gently from her bounty…and hopefully give back to her in gratitude by replenishing what we take and not wasting the abundance she provides. Now more than ever, we have seen our planet heal. Let's take special care of it this summer and nurture, not plunder all nature offers just because we are allowed outside again.


This summer, commit to joyful wellness in your life. Take steps to make each day toward being the best you. Hit the gym; play outside; get fit…and cook…cook…cook. Take from the bounty our planet provides and prepare meals that nourish, cool and satisfy. Keep it simple, light and fresh.


And share with me. You know I’ll be sharing my summer adventures whatever they may be here in the US on Instagram (and Facebook and Twitter), so join me there and follow along (and one day, plan to travel with me because we will travel again). I know I am always saying to put your devices down now and then; look up and enjoy nature. But I love seeing what y'all are up to as summer races on.

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