I thought I'd share a few things I'm thinking about - because I love staying in touch with you, even if I don't have one of my big posts ready! (Also, I'm loving Design Mom's Collection of Random Thoughts. It's good old-fashioned blogging at it's best. ;)
-all the people who have signed up for the retreats in the U.S. & Ecuador. yay. In fact, Las Vegas is nearly sold-out. We are so pleased and honored and can't wait to meet everyone. It's the most exciting thing ever to us to see our endeavor continue and even grow a bit little by little. I can't believe our first 'Love Boot Camp' is next week in Brooklyn!!!
-outsourcing. I've been trying to get my feet wet with outsourcing here in Ecuador, where it's very affordable (and still makes me feel like a spoiled brat.) We have a wonderful housekeeper + food prep helper and it's the best thing ever. It.must.continue. I want to do anything possible to still have a housekeeper in NYC. Housekeepers should be called Dreammakers because they really do make it possible to work on your dreams. I want to write a post about creative ways we can all make this happen.
-design, design, design. Our design meetings (for our site) have continued - and it's all too exciting to get glimpses of what is to come. The name 'A BLOG ABOUT LOVE' is here to stay. Blogs may come and go - but I still like our name and still like blogging. I'm glad everyone we've talked to is in agreement that our name is worth holding onto.
-being far away. I know the internet connects us all. But living so far from the heartbeat of communities we love (including this one!) does wear on me. Any expats know what I mean? :) We've been working on our return date to the States and should be able to announce that before too long.
-beloved doggies. They are the most love-filled little beings. Sila is especially attached to me and is by my side nearly 100% of the day. It's the most adorable thing ever to me.
-the election. How is everyone holding up? Trump's recklessness, racism, sexism, shaming, and hate-filled tactics are so heart sickening to me. I refuse to believe that this is what the majority of people want for this country. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this - especially if you are a Republican. Do you think you'll vote Democrat in this case?
-A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson is INCREDIBLE. Thanks to reader, Sarah White, for reminding me that I wanted to read this. I think you all should buy it. We need all the love we can get in times like these! XO
And with that, I thank you dearly for connecting with me here.
Much love always,
P.S. Photos from the Ecuadorian countryside, near Cañar.
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1-Day Love Boot Camp in Brooklyn, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Phoenix, & Austin
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*a killer early-bird price for Body+Soul Camp in Ecuador ends March 15th! Also, we've been noticing that flights to Ecuador are REALLY reasonable right now. Sometimes 1/2 the usual price. Note: the retreat location near Quito is NOT in an area threatened by the Zika Virus (thank goodness!). Disease carrying mosquitos cannot survive in the Andes at 9,000 feet! (Read more about that here.)