The Beauty of Travel

Marie Wilson Blog - The Beauty of Travel

As I'm sitting at my desk planning my upcoming trip to New York, I started questioning why I love traveling so much. To be honest, it's always fun exploring new places and disconnecting from our routines. Letting go of the responsibilities of everyday, and discovering how to explore and play like a kid again is just plain fun. Those are the types of memories we look back on and wish for more.

It's also a great way to spark our enthusiasm and open ourselves to new experiences because we are present. We are fully in the now. When we forget about our past and not worry about our future, we create such satisfying moments that feed our souls.

Marie Wilson Blog - The Beauty of Travel

There are so many places to excite everyone depending on your interests. My love of nature has taken me to places like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, where I was able to see a different perspective to life, and appreciate how magical this planet is. New York has always inspired unlimited ideas and the passion to fully embrace life. After all, it is the city that doesn't sleep. Europe has connected me to people's "differences" by affirming we are all the same at our core, even when we can't speak the same language.

So whether it's a one-day flight around the world or a one-hour drive out of town, changing our environment opens us up to so many possibilities. It's truly my food for my soul. So, what's your favorite escape?

Marie Wilson Blog - The Beauty of Travel

A Cup of Peace

Marie Wilson Blog - A Cup of Peace

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear." --Anonymous

But first coffee.... or tea. A warm drink is a nurturing addition to grounding your body. Whether it starts our day or ends it. It's a way to check in with our thoughts and our heart.... and listen.

Time and comfort is a simple gift to ourselves that connects us to our soul. When we take just a few minutes everyday to truly listen, we feel grounded, clear, and confident in our choices. And that is what brings in the joy and satisfaction to our days.

Have you ever heard that little voice inside when it told you to avoid a certain driving route? But you ignored it.....and then wished to had listened. Or when you had a plan to go somewhere, but you kept hitting obstacles like a phone call or misplaced keys or a friend stops by. Then when you finally arrive where you wanted to go, the person you were meeting had to reschedule or the item you were looking for was no longer available. That's when you start listening more and going with the flow of life.

We are so fortunate to be living in a time when we have so much information and opportunities available, but we can't lose sight of the information that is available within us. Life seems to be a constant balancing act and it never ends. Which is why we need to be gentler and nurturing to ourselves first so we enjoy the people and the moments in our day.

So... let's slow down. Listen. And welcome our day ahead.