Observations of Practice 

My holiday in Italy was an education in living well for the rest of my life! I watched in wonder at the beautiful men and women as they went about their daily routines. Of course I asked the question to several of them and they shared a few secrets that aren’t so secret. Here is a short list of observations and suggestions:

   
The San Marcos residents walked almost everywhere and everyday…I lost several inches by applying this routine daily!

 
Many told me they surround themselves with books and good people who inspire, encourage or influence their growth. Sometimes that means leaving people who don’t contribute to you happiness factor alone! 

  
They practice mindfulness and breathe in the beauty of life by appreciating the gift of nature.

  
The choice to eat simple and beautiful meals was the most revealing for me. Years ago it was said that “you are what you eat”, I found that to be true as well as what you think, say and do. We become what we practice and my new life practice now includes the elegant and beautiful habits of the people of San Marcos. Wishing you the best of your 2016!

Live A Thoughtful Life!   Sepia

2 thoughts on “Observations of Practice 

  1. Good afternoon beautiful one! I agree on all levels here. When I lived in France and visited Italy, we walked everywhere. I could NOT keep the weight on though I ate all the bread I wanted! The simplicity of homecooked meals or meals that included a variety of minimally processed foods was also a plus and also, taking the time to drink TEA, read, surrounding oneself with goodness. There is so much evil in the world and staying away from it and cultivating love is where I want to be. HAPPY 2016!

  2. Dear Sepia,
    It sounds like such a wonderful trip! These thoughts are so meaningful for the New Year. Very basic, yet it all takes making the decision to do these things every day, to walk, to eat well, surround ourselves with inspiration! Thank you!
    Warmest wishes,
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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