Nurturing Thursday: Leaves

Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower

Albert Camus

Every year I make 2 nature mandalas, one in the spring with wild flowers and another in the autumn with leaves. It’s a kind of ritual, I go to the backyard or a park close by and collect the flowers or the leaves. When I arrive at home I make one mandala with them, set few intentions for the new season, take a picture and place the flowers/leaves in tiny vases so I can spread them around the house.  Now my home is decorated with these pretty leaves.

And you? Do you have a ritual for a new season?

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Gratitude :: 3

I had a great day yesterday after a bad week at work. I was betrayed by someone close to me, someone that I’ve always helped. I can’t understand the behaviour of certain people, so it’s better to let go. When Friday evening finally arrived I decided to put eveything behind, I wore my flip flops and enjoyed few moments in the garden.


Looking at the flowers, smelling the wet grass, hearing my kids laughing and hubby complaining about all the bees around his beer. These things are the important stuff in my life. I’ll not bring work problems inside my home.

I woke up to a gorgeous sunrise Saturday morning and decided that it would be my day of relaxing and creativity, between taking care of housework and kids.


I went to my studio after the breakfast, lit a candle and wrote on my journal for few minutes, I made card to remind me that I need to reframe some things, to take advantage of this new season and set barriers to things/people that hurt me.


I stopped at the library in the way to the grocery shopping in the afternoon, browsing around I found this book, it was there waiting for me. Do you know when something happens and you have the feeling that it was the universe that arranjed it? Yes, I had this feeling when I saw this book.


On the way back, I stopped at the McDonalds and got a Pumpkin spice latte to bring home. My first one of the season, it was delicious!

I made hot dogs for supper and enjoyed an Art party on Instagram, Autumn art party from 7 to 9 pm. We had 4 prompts during this time, and we made our art pages, posted a photo and enjoy ourselves. This was the second time I joined this kind of party. Lots of fun! Here are the pages I made for yesterday’s party.

The prompts were: Friendship, leaves, portal and circles.

Happiness is in the simplicity, little things that we appreciate and enjoy each day.

Hope you enjoyed my gratitude post and have a wonderful Sunday!

Nurturing Thursday: Autumn

First day of Autumn!

I’m ready for it, I’m ready for the beautiful colours, for the crisp air, cozy sweaters and jeans, pumpkin latte and pumpkin pie.

It’s a time for changes, it’s a time to decide what we should keep and what we should let go.

And you? Are you ready for the changes of the new season? Autumn or Spring depending on which gorgeous place of this Earth you are at the moment.

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Nurturing Thursday: secret garden

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. ” – Etty Hillesum

This bench is in my ‘secret garden’ on Campus. I’ll sit there for few minutes during my lunch break and relax a little bit, this is my gift to myself today!

And you? What will be your treat to yourself today?

Have a wonderful Thursday my friends, and remember to take care of yourself.

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Gratitude :: 1

Sunshine, shades, crisp air, silence

morning, morning

I’m starting a series of gratitude posts. A photo and few words to help me focus on the little things that most of the time we are so busy to stop and appreciate.

Hope you will be inspired and pay attention to the simple and beautiful things around you too.

Happy Monday!