If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m quite passionate about positivity and being a positive presence and force in this world.
Whether that’s being a leader of a whole, world-changing movement, or simply practicing kindness & compassion with those around us, I believe in being as positive of a presence as you can. If you’re living and breathing, your presence affects others – so I’d personally like to make mine a consciously positive one.
In fact, that’s partly why I created my monthly Stories For A Smile series.
Because not only do these stories remind us of the good that there is in the world, it can also inspire us to do good ourselves. Even in simple & small ways.
But, I’ll have to admit, I could be better at this.
Hello there fellow wanderers!
How have you been doing? I hope that February has treated you well and that you’re looking forward to the beginning of spring.
It will be nice to see the sun more and the flowers beginning to blossom.
Just like the month before, I’m still very busy with a lot of things to do. But I’m feeling very excited to experience and accomplish all of these things, so I definitely can’t complain.
This month I have found some stories that may help restore your faith in humanity and perhaps melt your heart in all of the best ways.
Knowing the good things that happen in our world, eases our scared hearts & worried minds and gives us confidence that it’s worth to be courageously kind.
So without further adieu, here is the March 2017 edition of Stories For A Smile!
From 20th-22nd of March, Israel is going to host the first TBEX International conference in its capital, Jerusalem.
Many bloggers including myself, will be attending TBEX Jerusalem and many of us will be arriving early\staying late, in order to soak up all that Israel has to offer.
Israel is a tiny country, but the amount of experiences it can offer to visitors is vast.
Recently, I’ve decided that I need to spend time at home and I don’t have any international trips coming up, so I’ve been making more of an effort to feel like a traveller in my own country.
And a while ago, I had the pleasure of rediscovering an interesting, hidden gem in Israel, that often gets overlooked by visitors.
And that beautiful gem is Caesaria.
Last year I embarked on a massive adventure to Australia, to work and travel 1-2 years. It was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime but, to no fault of Australia, it ended up being a living nightmare and I had to come home.
Marie, a reader & blogger at High Style Life, read about my difficult experiences in Australia and decided to offer some suggestions for those of you who are in the same situation. Some restorative travel experiences for those who are in Queensland, Australia specifically.
Hopefully you won’t have an experience like I did in Australia, but if you do and you’re in Queensland, Australia, then maybe this post can give you ideas on restorative breaks you could take. Enjoy!
Hey fellow wanderers!
How are you all doing? I hope that your 2017 has gotten off to a great start 🙂
Mine certainly has. I’ve been hard at work on contributing to others’ blogs and growing my audience and views a bit. I’ve also been spending a lot of my time in preparation for my first travel blogging conference!
I’m very excited for this one. It’ll be happening in March and I want to make sure that I’m fully prepared for it, so I’m working hard to make sure I’ll be as prepared as possible.
So far, my 2017 is shaping up and I’m very excited for what’s yet to come. I hope that you’re excited for your 2017 too!
It is no secret that 2016 was a very difficult year for us as a whole.
If you’re anything like me, you love reflecting back on the year that has ended and make a list for what you want to happen next year.
You learn your lessons from the previous year and you create goals, resolutions, themes and intentions for the year ahead. If you love to travel then perhaps you’ve chosen to prioritise travel more or have decided on new countries that you’d love to visit in 2017.
Themes and intentions that I’m setting for this year are:
- Joy & Fulfillment
- Creativity & Expression
- Form deep connections with other Souls
- ‘Perform’ better than I did in 2016
- Improve my musical skills & knowledge
- Create my first eBook
- Cultivate better sleeping habits
But despite being a travel blogger and a flaming travel enthusiast, I’m actually not making travel a priority this year.
So as you may know, a few months ago I went on my first ever yoga retreat.
This decision came from a gut feeling I had, that told me that I should start doing yoga and go on a retreat to learn.
My wanderlust had returned after several months of healing from my traumatic experience in Australia, but I was still scared to go abroad alone. So going on a yoga retreat, where I could be abroad, be looked after and continue my healing journey, was the perfect answer.
After determining my criteria for a yoga retreat, I did some research and found the perfect retreat for me.
This is where Yoga Sutra Shala comes in.