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For me it’s usually a time to reflect, look back and think about what I left behind, how much I’ve changed and the decisions I’ve made. I also get excited about the fall colors, flavors and scents. I look forward to family gatherings (and delicious recipes like this one!)

2017 has been an interesting year for me, in many aspects. One of the biggest events was the loss of my father this past May. It was so sudden and it all happened in a matter of three days - One day I was chilling at the pool and the next morning I was taking a flight to Cancun hoping to see my father after 3 years of not being able to travel to Mexico - He died the moment I walked into the hospital. Just like that, he was gone. 

It might sound a bit odd but I felt very grateful for how everything happened.  Friends, family and people I hand’t been in touch with suddenly were there for me. I was surrounded with love and messages of support. Facing this kind of situation was something I had to go though in order to understand that we always have the opportunity to look for the silver lining, even in the most painful situations. I was able to see old friends and get together with my family in Mexico. It gave me the opportunity to appreciate life from a different perspective. It taught me to let go with grace and acceptance. 

Last month, my mom’s husband passed away (in a matter of 20 minutes, on a Thursday - I was shocked). This time I wasn’t able to travel to Mexico to be with her, but I couldn't stop thinking about how opportunities keep showing up for us to embrace uncertainty. 

Especially during these rough times when major things are happening around the world, things that we can't control but that affect us in many ways, how do we stay connected and centered without being carried away by the overwhelming amount of social media posts and other’s points of view? 


I choose to trust. Because even if things look awful and you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, there’s always something on the other side, waiting for you - “ Trust that life will take you where you need to be”. I heard this mantra in a podcast by YogaGirl (Episode #2: Manifesting Abundance - April 7th, 2017).

Maybe you are facing a rough situation, maybe there’s chaos in this world. But nothing is permanent. Everything around us changes constantly, for better or for worse. We’re here for a (un)certain amount of time and we always have a choice to embrace it from a place of love and trust. 






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