My Peaceful Wild

5 Tips for a Positive Wake Up Routine

If you are anything like me, every minute counts in the morning. I am a night owl by nature, looking forward to those precious hours after the kids have gone to bed to do, well, whatever I WANT TO DO. Read more…


My Silent Retreat at a Buddhist Monastery

Have you ever heard of a silent retreat? Or perhaps you have wondered about a weekend retreat for yourself. Not always easy to catch a break but it is important to prioritize self care in whatever form feels right for Read more…


Walking for Wellness and Peace of Mind

Do you ever feel stuck in a bad attitude, like things keep collapsing around you and you just can’t shake it off? Perhaps you have a lot on your plate, feeling stretched a bit too thin. Maybe there is drama Read more…


Get Yer Greens On!! Spinach Smoothie your kids will Love

Do you ever stop and think, “Say, when was the last time my child has eaten a green vegetable?!”…yeah, me neither. SOME parents are really negligent when it comes to eating healthy, but that’s not me, nope….ok so, truth? There Read more…


Reduce Waste: Ideas for Parents

It is no secret that our landfills are filling up at mock speed and we are running out of options to dispose of our trash. We are also learning that soon there will be more pieces of plastic in the Read more…


Family Trip to Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa

Oh, Mexico…. Soulful ballads being blasted on car radios buzzing by, stumbling upon a restaurant offering a dozen different Mole dishes in Oaxaca, cinnamon in my coffee and cotija on my huevos, walking across the Zocolo in Mexico City, in Read more…


Holiday Gift Ideas to get ya OUTSIDE!

The Holidays are upon us! While we hunker down in the winter, it’s fun to receive or give gifts that inspire us to plan for outdoor activities to come. It is always nice to have something to look forward to. Read more…


10 Tips for Making Travel with Kids Fun

Traveling with kids can be so much fun with a little planning and creativity. I have been so inspired by the folks out there wandering the globe with their kiddos in tow. My husband and I have done quite a Read more…


The Spirit of Giving: 10 Ways to Inspire a Compassionate Holiday

The Holidays mean so many different things for each person or family. I think we can all agree that at the heart of this time of year, is the spirit of giving. In our family we talk a lot about Read more…


Family Trip to Italy

Tuscan-Emilia, Liguria, Lombardia For me Italy means lively streets full of passionate conversations, potted geraniums spilling out of balconies, a maze of cobblestone pathways and agrarian vistas punctuated by tall columnar cypress trees. The Italian saying “Il dolce far niente”, Read more…


Daily Mindfulness Exercises

We all lead such busy lives. I could start every post with this sentence. For most people weekdays are an action packed schedule of work, errands and home life. Throw in kids and it feels like running a race each Read more…


Family Adventure in Switzerland – Exploring the Jungfrau Region

From Italy to Switzerland Ah Switzerland!! Your shockingly beautiful mountains cause me to fall to my knees and weep. No joke, but I am “special” that way.  Equally inspiring are the tiny villages peppering these towering alpine valleys, where hard Read more…


Meditation for Newbies

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed or struggling with insomnia? Curious about Meditation but are a newbie, like me? Meditation and mindfulness may truly give you some relief. Meditation has no doubt become a buzzword whose “new age” stigma is starting to fade. Read more…


Tapping into the Wild

Let’s face it, life can be overwhelming…to the point of exhaustion. Sometimes I want to curl up in a little ball and nap my worries away. Which by the way is a lovely option, if you can afford the time. Read more…