Monday Zen

Good morning! Buenos Dias! Bom dia!

Happy Monday to all!

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Saw this picture on Instagram and had to repost, not only on IG but on my ity bity blog as well. Monday is a day that every one hates! Back to work, back to school, end of a great weekend, etc. etc. Even my 6 year old huffs and puffs about Monday. But if you change the way you think Mondays can be seen completely different. Its the start of a new work or school week. It can be seen as a new beginning, a fresh start to something you’ve been trying to achieve.

My cup is always half full and lately Ive been loving Mondays just as much as Fridays! (Maybe not that much but you get the point!)

Create your own Zen!

xoxo
Desirré

Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day….

To all the amazing fathers out there. The ones that never ran away from responsibility and did/do what they have to, to raise their children!

Happy Father’s day to my dad up in heaven! As a woman today, I feel like I have very few memories with you. I wish that was different but I never felt alone. I always felt loved and thats something I thank you for.

Happy Father’s day to my amazing mom! Who played both roles when my dad wasn’t around and took on both roles full time when he passed away! I am forever indebted to you for all the sacrifices you made for me and my sisters, for my niece and now for my son and my fiancée! I love you!!

And last but not least, Happy Father’s day to the most amazing man I know, my fiancée! He shows me every day what a real man and what a real father should be! Thank you for being an amazing partner in all this. And for being a great example for Sean. At times I feel bad for Sean because he has some HUGE shoes to fill!! Lol I love you!!

Keep it Simple

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In my book less has always been more. Keep things simple and you will see what an extraordinary life you will have. Life was never meant to be difficult. It was meant to be lived. Stop over analyzing and start living! Let go of grudges and start loving! Let go of what you think society thinks of you and start being you!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

xoxo
Desirré

Teavana

Happy Monday!  It’s been a hectic but productive one. 🙂

On both of my journeys of losing weight and finding zen in my life, I have found myself turning to tea more often.  Yes, it may sound weird to some but there is something so relaxing and zen about tea.  It is now my go to in the mornings to lift my spirits and my go to at night to relax.  Its kind of my little oasis from the world.  The other night felt so amazing with my cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other.  (Current read:  Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell)  What can I say I’m a simple girl! (My mother’s daughter for sure!)  I have also turned to tea for weight loss as I am known to drown my coffee with tons of creamer and sugar.  :-/

Any time I try something, I definitely try to educate myself and become more knowledgeable about the specific topic.  This whole tea thing was no different for me.  I definitely have been trying to immerse myself in it by reading and doing research on the different types of teas and of course finding out what their health benefits were.  I have been blown away by all the information there is about tea.  One of the first things I learned was that loose leaf tea is definitely better than bagged tea.  You get the tea in its original form, therefore you benefit from it even more.

My coworker and I have been experimenting with different flavors of teas and she suggested I try the tea store, Teavana.  While out with my mother and sister we bumped into a Teavana on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and I definitely had to go in.  I was amazed!  (and now I am a bit obsessed)  They have all types of different teas a long with tools that will help you make the perfect tea.  My mom and I tried their two newest blends and I automatically fell in love with their Mahajara Chai Oolong and Samurai Chai Mate tea blend.  It’s extremely bold in flavor.  It has the perfect blend of ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorn, cloves and nutmeg.  (with some fruit extracts to add some sweetness) YUM! I bought a couple of other things that have made my tea experience awesome.  Can’t wait to go back and sample some more teas to purchase!!

So of course when FitFluential had their twitter chat a couple of days ago and asked what was the perfect gift to give for relaxation, I immediately tweeted them about my tea obsession and Teavana.

What do you do for the ultimate relaxation?