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My Slow Living Journey: How I Slowed Down and Changed My Life

As I write this, I’m lying sprawled out on the couch, looking out over the most beautiful green mountains. Alex and I recently got back to Corsica after a wild and adventurous 2-month roadtrip through Europe, and it’s so wonderful to be back home and back to routine. I’ve missed writing on my beloved blog, […]

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12 Tips For When It’s Hard to Notice the Simple Joys

Hellooooo my friend and welcome back to the blog! To say this last Full Moon in Leo was an emotional one would be a serious understatement. This last week I felt the most uninspired I’ve felt in quite a long time. I pride myself on my endurance and consistency, so I was a bit frustrated […]

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Helena Woods enjoying the simple joys in natural light in the forest

Why You MUST Define Your Own Success

Hello my friend, today on the blog I wanted to share the importance of why you must define your own success. Redefining My Definition of “Success” While Living in France Moving to France two years ago was a major reset for me personally. Culturally, chasing entrepreneurial success and high-paying salaries isn’t as valued here amongst […]

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Welcome to the Simple Joys Blog

Hello friend! Welcome to my cozy corner on the internet! I've been writing on this blog for over 5 years. Here I open my heart, share my honest advice & write about the clarity that's come from my personal experiences. Happy to have ya here!

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Welcome to the Simple Joys Blog

Hello friend! Welcome to my cozy corner on the internet! I've been writing on this blog for over 5 years. Here I open my heart, share my honest advice & write about the clarity that's come from my personal experiences. Happy to have ya here!

Browse the latest posts:

A STRAIGHT-UP warm hug

Welcome to the Simple Joys Blog

Hello friend! Welcome to my cozy corner on the internet! I've been writing on this blog for over 5 years. Here I open my heart, share my honest advice & write about the clarity that's come from my personal experiences. Happy to have ya here!

Browse the latest posts:

A STRAIGHT-UP warm hug

Helena Woods honest advice for starting a blog or youtube channel

Hello lovely spirit! Today’s blog post is spontaneously inspired by a few emails I’ve received from some kindred spirits on the Simple Joys Youtube channel. I’ve received many questions regarding how I started my blog, my tips for sharing your life online, and some general advice for anyone who wants to start a Youtube channel […]

My Best HONEST Advice For Starting a Blog or Youtube Channel

Creativity

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  Loving and leaving the mountains was a bittersweet decision to make. I love the energies of the forest, the grounding presence of the trees and the comfort of the mountains. It wasn’t easy to decide to leave. But in today’s post, I thought I’d share why rural life was especially hard for my partner […]

Rural Life is Hard – Why We Loved and Left the Mountains

Life in France

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Helena Woods in yellow dress in Corsica, France

Hello dear reader! It is May, the New Moon in Taurus, and I am feeling inspired. Inspired by life and reinspired to blog. I recently watched this Studio Ghibli film called Whisper of the Heart.  This film was so deliberate in its sharing of the small simple joys of the main character’s daily life, that […]

Be the Main Character – 5 Simple Ways to Romanticize Your Life

Joy

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Helena Woods Simple Joys

Hello dear blog reader! These past few months I’ve been contemplating the topics I want to delve deeper in here on the good ol’ blog, and two of my favorite subjects to think and write about are: slow living and creativity. Creativity is my dearest companion. For me, creating things and finding inspiration in the […]

How to Balance Being Creative While Living a Slow Lifestyle

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What Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables Can Teach Us About Life and the Simple Joys

\ Since I was a young girl, Anne Shirley has always been my favorite literary heroine. I always felt strongly connected to Anne’s way of looking at the world, her resilience and strength and her ability to stay curious and notice the simple joys despite the hardships she faced. I grew up reading the books, […]

An Ode to My Favorite Literary Heroine – What Anne Shirley Can Teach Us About Life and the Simple Joys

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