Happy Monday, all! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. I laid low spending time at home, working and catching up with friends. It was just what I needed! After returning from two back to back trips I was really in need of a major reset so for today’s post I thought I’d share how I tackle doing so whenever I return from traveling. One of the biggest things I face after trips – especially ones that involve long plane rides – is bloat.
This week went by in a blur! I landed back in New York Tuesday evening and worked late into the night despite knowing my body clock was all off. I am feeling rather overwhelmed with what I have on my plate at the moment so I booked myself a Flywheel class & an Inscape meditation session yesterday evening to try and re-center and re-focus and remind myself “one thing at a time.” I’m hoping that helps set me up for a good and productive weekend! I hope you all enjoy the very same!
This morning I’m back in that New York State of mind. I returned home from Italy last night and am hitting the ground running as the second of September is going to be nothing short of crazy for me! As I approached the skyline last night it had added meaning for me because hours earlier I had sat at the Rome airport reading this piece written two months after 9/11. I saw someone tweet it, began reading and my hear swelled in my chest. I don’t think anyone can deny that New York is a special place.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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