Archive for the ‘mindfulness’ Category

Portone, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

Living Authentically: How Italy Forced the Issue

Living here has most definitely brought me closer to living an authentic life; Italy has pushed me in ways I didn’t know I needed.

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The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie

The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie

I normally don’t include book reviews on the main page of Bleeding Espresso, but because I loved this book so much and because it does an amazing job of communicating principles such as mindfulness and living an authentic life, I just had to share it here as well.

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Pomegranates - melegrane

Arrivederci Summer, Bentornato Fall!

A warm adieu to a brutal summer and an even warmer welcome back to a long-lost friend, the fall.

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pink oleander / oleandro rosa

A Moment of Thanks: Losing Subscribers Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

The fact that we are gleaning advice and inspiration from each other as we each continue our individual journeys helps take the sting out of blog unsubscription notices. So thank you!

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Gemma the baby goat ready for breakfast

Experiencing Joy, Unapologetically and Without Fear

Do you allow yourself to feel joy in the moment or do you hold back, worrying that the other shoe will drop at any moment, that for every good thing that happens, there must a corresponding bad one?

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake