roxana10The up-coming holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year) have always been sources of joy, happiness, family harmony, prayers, and, of course, a lot of food! Eating together with the loved ones urges us to consume large amounts of foods that may have serious repercussions on our bodies. Most of us have experienced the feeling of being bloated and uncomfortable after a big, holiday meal. Continue reading



We are born to learn everyday. Even the most intelligent people walking today on this planet are admitting that the learning process never stops for them. So why do we stop acquiring new information sometimes? Why do we assume we know it all when we could improve our skills just by continuing to keep an open mind and learn more and more each day?
No matter if you are currently great in crafting, business, DIYs, sports…there will always be a little room to improve. And I absolutely love  learning new things from other people experiences. It is a priceless way to learn from someone else’s success or even from their mistakes…Self education and constantly learning from people who are doing great in the same field as you (or a totally different one) could be your secret allies when it comes to becoming the best version of yourself.

There are a million books out there ready to teach you about “How to…”. Or you could find guides or people “memories”, life stories or practical, detail plans on how to build or strengthen a business or a hobby. Have you ever tried? Have you ever googled a random topic and then realized you could learn a lot of new things about it even if you’ve never been to school for it (or you don’t have any experience in it)? I did!

Out of curiosity I searched sometimes for a completely brand new topics (fitness, crafting, dental administration, video editing, photography, etc), something completely out of my comfort zone. And I continue to do so whenever I have a little free time. Such an interesting journey so far… Learning something new (OR MASTERING SOMETHING YOU ALREADY KNOW) – is an amazing experience! Will you try? Or have you already TRIED to master something completely new that you have learned online? I would love to hear about your experience…


ra1Stress, a common problem in today’s society, is the body’s response to different physical, mental or emotional factors. Its causes could vary from unhealthy relationships to separation and grief; from poor health and financial problems to lack of relaxation and a restless lifestyle. When the intensity of stress is high, undesirable side effects could appear…Of course, in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have stress to deal with, but since that is not yet the case, how could we distress…the stress in our lifestyle in order to regain some more bliss and peace? Continue reading



I was introduced to the Kilian “perfume family” a couple of years ago by a colleague of mine who purchased more than a dozen samples made by the famous perfume house. In search of the perfect scent, we started sniffing the (quite expensive) perfume samples during our lunch breaks. Soon we were charmed… Back to Black, Beyond Love, Love, Liaisons Dangereuses and Incense Oud are some of my favorite Kilians. But I still remember how I fell in love at first…sniff with “Playing with the devil”. “Playing with the Devil” is part of the “In the Garden of Good and Evil” Kilian collection, the “forbidden fruits” being the main signature of this assembly. Continue reading