With global climate change becoming more apparent worldwide, every person is becoming confronted with the realities of our consumption and the destruction of the planet. Since a young age, I have been proactive about the environment but have been brainwashed and consumed with capitalistic ideas of consumption and purchasing in recent years. However, I remain faithful to my simple habits and ways you can implement an eco-friendly lifestyle into your life now. …


A Weekend Trip to Chania a city in Crete, Greece…

Think of Greece. Now, what are you thinking of? Mykonos? Santorini? The main spots of tourism and travel? Are you thinking of the sweetest air and the juiciest fruits on a Greek yoghurt parfait? The bluest waters and the most colourful cities filled with kind, warm people? If you are thinking of these wonderful things and more then you are thinking of Chania in Crete, Greece.

Chania is a small city on the northwest coast of Crete. It is well known for its 14th-century spectacular Venetian harbour, colourful narrow streets…


As we enjoy and relax in these last few summer months before the fall, many of us seek balance and ways to stay fit while enjoying the most out of summer and our travels! While diet and exercise are essential for solid abs and overall fitness, it is not just one or the other. They work harmoniously with nutrition taking about 80% of work and exercise 20%. You can instil many different habits into your routine to ensure you feel your best while living your best life this summer! …


Where does the line between confidence and cockiness get drawn? At what point can you tell if you’re genuinely comfortable and confident in your own skin?

Throughout my struggles this far in my life, growing into the person I am today has taken a lot of effort and hard work to make mindset, and inner dialogue changes. My journey to confidence and self-acceptance has been rocky and still is a residing conflict within me. Recently, I have been told by some of my friends (particularly one unique soul who inspired me to write this post) as having reached ‘confidence goals’…


What the heck is diet culture? What is Intuitive Eating & Why does it matter?

At this point in the year, it seems that headlining every other lifestyle magazine is the “Summer Beach Body Cleanse” or “Drop 5 pounds in 5 Days”. As we prepare for warmer weather and fewer clothes we also tend to prepare our bodies. While I do love setting goals around health and well-being, in our society, sadly, much of the time, “getting healthy” is confused with dieting, restricting, and overexercising. No one size fits health for all. The “shoulds” we think we need to do because we live in a society that tells us a specific thin body type is…


We all grow up a bit out of place. Where do you belong? Where’s “home”?

Could you answer any of these questions with one word? I am sure that I cannot. This question of belonging has been increasingly reappearing in my mind in recent weeks as I have been contemplating where I will be this fall and the uncertainty and anxiousness it brings to me. How does one know where they belong? Where should one move to the next? …


Since we are all human, we experience a range of emotions daily, whether we like it or not. Sometimes we experience unpleasant emotions like sadness, boredom, loneliness, or we just feel in a funk. It is crucial to have small habits or activities to fall back on to instantly boost your mood and mindset. So I have included some mini hacks and ways to beat that negative thought and get back into attracting positive energy from the universe!

1. Stretch your body. Release that negative pent-up energy and stretch it out and up!

2. Open your window. Close your eyes…


Recently, I have come to realize that taste buds and cravings change with age, experiences, and when you are intuitively listening to your body. That once seen as a dreadful oatmeal raisin cookie instead of what you thought was chocolate chip, is now actually very pleasant. Oatmeal cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies are extremely underrated, end of the story. So I decided to create my own healthy, oil-free, and low sugar version of these original treats! This recipe is for soft and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies! …


The easiest, healthiest, tastiest recipe for pancakes ever! These gluten-free, banana pancakes can be made anywhere at any time. This recipe is one of my go-to weekend breakfasts with an adequate source of protein, carbs, and potassium! Enjoy!

- 1 Medium Banana

- 1 to 2 tablespoons Oats (For thick consistency)

- Dash of Cinnamon

- 1/4 cup blueberries or dark chocolate chips

- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, for fluffier pancakes

- 1/8 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Heat 1–2 tsp. coconut oil…


As you can imagine, US colleges and public European universities share similarities, but vary immensely culturally and institutionally. I began my college career in 2017 at UCSB which I resided for two years. Then as my friends and fellow peers were “studying abroad” I thought why not just finish college abroad too?

After a successful application, I was accepted into an entirely different program at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The past year and a half I have spent here have been magnificent yet still shocking at times, which has pushed me to grow as a person. I wanted to…

Gorgeous and Global

What is it that fuels each one of us in this world? For me, it is a mix of travel, lifestyle, fashion, and health on my external blog: Gorgeousandglobal.com.

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