Do you ever wish you could live in two places at once? I do, all the time. I have family and friends in one end of the world, and friends that are like family in another end of the world. Isn’t that the way it is for many of us? When we’re young, we tend to live more in the moment; we don’t worry so much about the long-term consequences of our actions. We travel, we move away from our parents, we ditch our childhood town for the big city and we create our own families. Suddenly we look up and realize each decision we made — even the small ones — lead us here. Sometimes we feel happy exactly where we are, but sometimes we’re torn.
This month, I’m so excited to feature Baron Baptiste, the principal founder of the power yoga movement and a man who has influenced millions of people across the globe. Baron is not one who thinks he’s got it all together, which is partially what makes him so wonderful! He’s not shy to share his own views on topics most of us face: being a parent (he has three sons), disagreements with his mom (!), the influence of technology and the difficulty of staying in the moment to mention a few. Baron is an eternal student of life, and his honesty is both surprising and uplifting. It made me realize that, despite who we are, we all struggle with many of the same issues.
We’ll also have new features — I’ll keep them a surprise for now — in our regular sections including Mindful Living, My Tribe and Ask Three. And we have Jennifer Little of Sugar Photography back as the contributor to our Healthy Treats section, featuring a new vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free treat!
I’m also excited to welcome a new and amazing advertising partner! FACE Stockholm is offering 20% off an entire order in the month of May for Sweden With Love readers. Use the code SWL-20 at checkout! Wohoo!
I’m leaving tomorrow to spend the month in beautiful Santa Monica, California. I can’t wait to be back in my old neighborhood! Keep an eye out on Instagram for photographs from my trip. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you here next week!
Photograph of Ulrica by Elizabeth Messina ©2104.