Life begins when we prioritize having fun.

 I believe that most of humanity is starved for appreciation; we do not get enough of it. So many of us tie our worth to our work, our value in our productivity. But life is meant to be enjoyed; we're here to have fun!

I believe suffering stems from attachment and joy comes when we appreciate and accept the present moment. When we appreciate the small things, the simple joys, life becomes infinitely more abundant and more magical. 

been keepin' it sweet & simple since 1994

Hello there friend! My name is Helena. I lived a fast, achievement-chasing life, and hustled it out in NYC for 5 years before deciding to live a simpler, slower life - one where I prioritized my own values in harmony with my wild and fun-loving spirit!  In 2018, I began learning and living what it means to live a "slow life" while in France. And I found that my greatest fulfillment came when I  found presence and appreciation in the simple joys of life. 

I document to savor and celebrate life. To feel the past, imagine the future and savor the N O W. To live fully and live more. To document is to celebrate time. 

Life moves fast; I want to slow it down for a little while and allow time to stand still so you can remember what it feels like. I believe that there is always time for play, wonder and curiosity in our lives. My goal is to share stories that elevate the simple joys around us, that bring positivity and light to our human experience and to guide others to find the light and truth that is within them.

Perhaps that's why you are here: you want to feel refreshed and inspired by daily life. Maybe you desire that feeling of ease and clarity, of trusting in life more...and of appreciating the small things in your daily life.

I BELIEVE IN:

keepin' it simple, warm hugs, straight talk, integrity, vibrant colors, nature (and dancing) being the best medicine, having fun!

I'm NOT ABOUT:

the "Hustle", social media trends, achievement-chasing, vision boards and glorifying having / doing  things in order to be happy and fulfilled.

YOU CAN FIND ME:

cuddling a cat, singing to the birds, reading library books, writing letters with a feather quill, whispering to the moon

daily rituals

meditation, EFT tapping, cuddles with my husband, hot chocolate, barefoot walks in nature, scribbling in journals, swims in the sea, color-coding my planner, dancing

watching: 

DRINKING: 

READING:

CRAVING: 

Boy Meets World

hot cocoa

the Awakening of Miss Prim

burrata with baguette

Currently

listening:

Fleetwood Mac or Guns n' Roses

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Dirty hiking boots. Wild camping. Flow-y dresses. Bright pastel colors. Messy Hair.Purple lipstick.

my favorite things

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Colorful, vibrant & flamboyant flowers - especially those that grow through concrete on the sidewalk!

Old-fashioned polaroids! There is nothing quite like taking a polaroid of a moment in time and watching it develop slowly - I hang my polaroids around my house and they are such a treasure. 

My Favorite Things

The sea! It's my zone of serenity where all of my soul's messages come through...

my happy place!

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Cafe culture in France...so slow, so divine! Especially when they serve cocoa.

Journals. I'm that person scribbling my thoughts, dreams and stories in 4 different notebooks at once. Poetry, letters, short stories, songs, blog posts - you name it, I write it!

This      That

cocoa


sea


day


netflix


cats


alignment✨


concert

or

Tea


mountains


night


youtube


dogs


action


library

Where I stand on stuff...
Agree / disagree? 

Many of us approach life from a results-focused perspective. We aim for outcomes instead of how we wish to feel and "be" in our lives. Instead, let's create our lives from the inside-out. It's time to discover your core values!

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I'd love to hear from ya, pal! Whether you'd like to send me a message or request a video topic, feel free to message me! If you'd like to sponsor a video, please email me at hello@helenawoods.com

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