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Thankful Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For this edition of one of my favorite recurring聽series – Thankful Thursday – We’re going to do a little Thanksgiving inspired twist on things to celebrate this fun, family & friend oriented holiday.

The 4th quarter is always a bit hectic for me, like many of you. It’s something about the combination of year-end madness at the office and the inevitable聽increase in social obligations, family holidays, travel, and more. It’s all fun and exciting and I look forward to a lot of it all year around, but it can also be stressful.

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I’m especially excited to be getting out of the city this week to spend the holiday in an especially beautiful area of California. So thinking about this week and celebrating聽Thanksgiving, here’s what I’m thankful for this year:

  • A wonderful, understanding, and endlessly supportive family
  • Amazing, like-minded, encouraging friends
  • The opportunity to spend this year’s holiday with another family that I love
  • The ability to spend time in beautiful cities and places that I enjoy exploring
  • Gorgeous trails to run! 馃檪

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What are YOU thankful for today?

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Thankful Thursday: Self Love

One of my August goals {Check out the 30 Day Challenge聽post for more!}聽is to be better about my gratitude diary. So I thought,聽why not dedicate a Thankful Thursday post, or two,聽to talking about that journey this month?

There are a few recurring themes that I see when I’m flipping through my gratitude journal – Self love and living in the moment being two of the most prominent.

With the first – Self Love – It can be a struggle every day to remind yourself just how amazing you are and everything that you have to offer the world.

I also聽feel like it’s so easy to get bogged down in what you don’t have or what you think you want – Kind of the “grass is always greener” mentality – So I like to remind myself to enjoy this moment. Right now.

You never get this moment again, so why not lose yourself in it?

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  • I am grateful for my strong body – I mean let’s be real, this body has bounced back from so much over the years. Injuries, surgeries, chronic pain… But it always comes back. And it comes back stronger and better. I’m stronger and healthier at 33 than I was at 23 – And that’s definitely worth celebrating.
  • I am grateful for my resilience – I never stop pushing forward. Whether that means overcoming obstacles in daily life, staying positive at the office, or being consistent and ambitious in the gym.
  • I am grateful for my passion – Being able to enjoy the little things and not be totally focused on the future and what’s coming next has been a process, but I’m getting better at it every day!
  • I am grateful for my love of laughter – I love laughing. I love being able to make聽other people laugh {however unintentional sometimes…} I love cracking myself up. I mean, is there anything better than a great big belly laugh? Best way to burn calories in my book!

How do YOU celebrate Thankful Thursday? Think about self-love for a moment and leave me a comment below telling me what you LOVE about yourself!

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Thankful Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is going around the table listening as聽everyone says what it is that they’re most grateful for. So for this Thankful Thursday post I’m going to do a special Thanksgiving edition and share with you what I’m grateful for this year.

My family. This may sound cheesy, but it couldn’t be more true. My family is amazing and I love every minute I get to spend with them – I’m endlessly grateful for their love, support, and encouragement. And my favorite part of the holidays is getting to see them, spend time catching up, laughing, and planning out next adventures.

My home. I couldn’t love San Francisco more and I’m grateful that I have found such a wonderful place to live. Spending the Thanksgiving holiday in beautiful Napa County reminds me just how lucky I am to be a Northern California resident these days.

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{Images from Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up}

Food! What would Thanksgiving be without copious amounts of delicious food? I love cooking for my family and friends, getting to try out new recipes, spending quality time in the kitchen, and around the table, with the people that I love.

What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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Thankful Thursday: Spring Gratitude

With Spring in full force here in San Francisco I wanted to take a moment to stop and smell the roses with a Thankful Thursday feature. It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and focus on just making it through the day, the week, the month, in one piece. But every once in a while I like to take a moment to appreciate all the amazing things that I have to be thankful for.

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{I started a gratitude journal last year for daily affirmations and I kept it going, and full, while I was traveling in Greece earlier this month.}

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{I’m grateful for moments when I can slow down, relax, and savor life!}

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{I couldn’t possibly have had a more amazing time in Greece in April – First stop was Chania Crete! Be sure to stay tuned for more entries in my Travel Diary.}

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{Since starting blogging I’ve had some amazing experiences and getting to work with Tiffany & Co – One of my all time favorite brands – Is a memory that I will always cherish.}

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{As much as I adore traveling and exploring new cities – I can’t help but smile when I see my home on the horizon. Can’t wait to settle back in and enjoy San Francisco this Spring.}

{Images from the聽MCLV Instagram account}

What are YOU聽greatful for this Spring?

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Thankful Thursday

One of the things that I think has really helped contribute to my overall happiness and sense of well-being this year has been starting a gratitude journal. Every morning I take a few moments to think about what I’m grateful for. Not only is it聽a positive, wonderful way to start the day, but it’s a habit聽that I’m planning to continue.

My friends Aimee and Andi are great about sharing their positivity on their blogs via Thankful Thursday posts聽so this week I wanted to take a page from The Ohio Transplant and Polish My Crown and share some of the things that I’m thankful for.

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I’m thankful…

  • To live in a beautiful city that never fails to put a smile on my face
  • That I gave yoga another chance & it finally clicked this year
  • To have an amazing 2015 to look forward to – Trips, projects, collaborations, weddings, babies…
  • That I’ve been able to strike a pleasant, productive聽balance between work and fulfilling my passions
  • I’m able to appreciate everything that I have!

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What are YOU thankful for today?

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