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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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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

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

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 […]

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

Joy

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Where is home to you? Such is a question that all third culture kids dread, aside from the question, “where are you from?”   By defintion, third culture kids are people who were raised in a culture different from their parents or their own nationality and also grew up living in different cultural enviornments during […]

Where is “Home”? Reflections on Home and Identity as an Expat in France

Life in France

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No purpose to productivity? Did I just say that?! Yep, yes I did! Let’s dive into it…. Hello dearest blog readers! Thanks for stopping by the Simple Joys blog! 🙂 This past week I’ve been feeling abnormally frustrated with myself for not wanting to do….more.  I feel so energized, motivated and just like I’m brimming […]

There is No Purpose to Productivity

Simplicity

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We all go through different seasons of life: seasons of abundance and harvest, seasons of hardship and turmoil and then we have the most ambiguous life season of all: a season of waiting.  A season of waiting looks different to everyone. Perhaps it’s as literal as waiting for the first day of university to begin […]

How to Feel Peace During a Season of Waiting

Joy

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

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 […]

Why You MUST Define Your Own Success

Joy

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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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