We all have the power to create positive change - so let’s shake things up: today is the @UnitedNations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and I’m joining the movement of @amrefhealthafrica to say #NOMOREPAIN!
In case you’re wondering what Female Genital Mutilation is: a partial or total removal of the little girls’ external genitalia. For no apparent medical reason at all, 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have been circumcised. In Africa, 3 million girls face the risk of female genital cutting every year. So far this movement has saved more than 16,000 girls in Kenya and Tanzania from the cut - which is more than wonderful! These girls will continue going to school, will marry at a later age and will get children at a later age.
Every person has the rights to live the life of her dreams.
Please note that this is not a sponsored post - as human beings, we have to create awareness and support who can’t scream for themselves!
#amref #EndFGM

We all have the power...

HAPPINESS
We can be
Unhappy (pretty straightforward)
Happy for a bad reason (alcohol, drugs, excesses…)
Happy for a good reason (success in your career, good relationships with family and friends, financial security…)
Happy for no reason - where we live FROM happiness rather than FOR it
Feed your right wolfFELICITÀ
Noi possiamo essere
Infelici (in modo semplice)
Felici per una cattiva ragione (alcol, droghe, eccessi...)
Felice per una buona ragione (successo nella carriera, buoni rapporti con familiari e amici, sicurezza finanziaria ..)
Felici senza ragione - dove viviamo DI felicità piuttosto che PER essa
Dai da mangiare al tuo lupo giusto#nyc #nycityworld #flatironbuilding #nycgo #nyconlinePhoto by @veronicaminci ❣️

HAPPINESS We can be Unhappy...

In New York it seems like there's no Monday or Saturday or Sunday. The town is always moving.
I took this one as first thing my first day here so three weeks after it’s definitely time to post it
#nycityworld #nyconline #nyc #empirestatebldg

In New York it seems...

Baby it’s cold outside ❄️ or...no! I was expecting the deepest glaciers here in NYC but let me tell you that until now Brescia is still the coldest city I’ve ever been (yes Italy can be freezing too!) including Ukraine and now New York!
Can’t wait to share all my new photos and adventures from the US ♥️✨ #LosingIt #CultOfficial
On my feet - @cultofficial1987 @pilassociati
Teddy coat - @sheinofficial 🔎 579693 #shein
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🇮🇹 Baby it’s cold outside ❄️ oppure...no! Mi aspettavo il gelo polare a New York, ma lasciatemi che fino ad ora Brescia d’inverno è ancora la città più fredda in cui sia mai stata (sì, anche l'Italia può essere gelida!), includendo l'Ucraina e ora New York!
Non vedo l'ora di condividere le nuove foto e avventure negli Stati Uniti ♥️✨

Baby it’s cold outside ❄️...

🇬🇧 I love my friends, travels, working and be always “on the go”... but at some point I need to get away from chaos 🙄 I love spending a bit of holidays at home and relax - even if this means I’m hiding from the world, with my fave kittycat Mars, watching your new favorite show, @jackryanamazon! Yes… you’ll thank me later. 😜 #hbtsp #hbtjackryan #holidayhack #jackryan #ad | 🇮🇹 Adoro i miei amici, i viaggi, lavorare e anche essere sempre di corsa... ma a un certo punto anche io mi sento in bisogno di staccare dal caos 🙄 amo sempre trascorrere un po’ di vacanze a casa e rilassarmi - anche se questo significa che mi sto nascondendo dal mondo, col mio gattino preferito Mars, a guardare la tua nuova serie preferita, @jackryanamazon! Sì... mi ringrazierai più tardi 😜

🇬🇧 I love my friends,...

🇮🇹 Un'escursione nel passato e nel presente del Mediterraneo grazie a questa candela #Aerin dal mix di sapori - la mia perfetta compagna per i pomeriggi alla scrivania a creare. Il Bergamotto Italiano, cresciuto nel calore di quest'area, apre la fragranza con una radiosità sofisticata e agrumata. L'Olio di Mandarino e il Pompelmo conferiscono una frizzante effervescenza che irradia brillantezza. L'impalpabile femminilità del Mughetto cresce oltre la ricca voluttuosità della Gardenia, mentre boccioli di Caprifoglio luccicano di uno splendore dolce. Un'elegante sensualità caratterizza le note di fondo che trova la sua origine nella fiabesca ricchezza dell'Assoluta di Gelsomino. La fragranza è magica ed elegante come la sua ispirazione. | 🇬🇧 An excursion into the past and present of the Mediterranean thanks to this #Aerin candle and its mix of flavors - my perfect companion for the afternoons at the desk while I create. Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet honeysuckle and sparkling grapefruit evoke lush flowers and shimmering beaches. Sun-warmed and citrusy Italian bergamot and mandarin oil impart a lasting freshness. Lily of the valley and lush gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of jasmine sambac absolute for a fragrance as magical and elegant as its inspiration. #octolyfamily

🇮🇹 Un'escursione nel passato e...

Spending December in Lanzarote... can’t complain 😂
Blazer - @sheinofficial 🔎 ID 541300
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Spending December in Lanzarote... can’t...

🇮🇹 In questa fantastica (per me) giornata, sempre così speciale, aka iL MIO COMPLEANNO 🎂 - colgo l’occasione per fare un meraviglioso annuncio: MI TRASFERISCO!
Stavolta non di pochi km, non di un’ora in auto, non cambio provincia o regione... Un nuovo continente 🤪
Ho raccolto un po’ di tempo e coraggio (che per stare dal lato opposto all’apparecchio che uso quotidianamente ce ne vuole) e riassunto otto anni in questi nove minuti di imbarazzo, impegno ed amicizia!
Non faccio altri spoiler perché il resto è proprio nel video in bio/nelle storie 😝 | 🇬🇧 On this day, always so special for us, which is OUR BIRTHDAY 🎂, I’m taking the opportunity to make a wonderful announcement: I’M MOVING TO A NEW CONTINENT!
I collected a little time and courage (to be on the opposite side of the device that I use every day… takes time) and summarized eight years in these nine minutes of embarrassment, commitment and friendship!
I won’t spoiler more because the rest is right in the video! Link in bio/in the stories 😝 #birthday #birthdaygirl #youtubeitalia #youtubevideos #muccitas

🇮🇹 In questa fantastica (per...

#prodottooffertodamyjoliecandle
🇬🇧 One of the things I love the most when it’s cold outside: candles. I use them in summer too, but let’s be real - how beautiful is when you are sitting in front of your window, hugged by a warm throw blanket, drinking your favorite tea, with all these @myjoliecandle scented candles around you? | 🇮🇹 Una delle cose che amo di più quando fuori inizia a fare freddo: le candele. Le accendo anche d’estate ovviamente, ma non prendiamoci in giro - quanto è bello quando sei seduta di fronte alla finestra, fuori è grigio, magari piove, la tua copertina ti scalda, stai bevendo il tuo tè preferito e le candele di @myjoliecandle.it avvolgono la stanza con i loro magici profumi? (Tra l’altro, questa è  gusto marshmallow! Decisamente nel mio stile 🥰 e una volta finita, troverò un dolcissimo gioiellino Swarovski!) | #myjolie #myjoliecandle #myjoliecandleit #myjoliexmas #octolyfamily

#prodottooffertodamyjoliecandle 🇬🇧 One of the...

🇬🇧 One month ago I travelled to Germany with @federicadinardo_ to explore and discover more about the Bauhaus architecture movement. We travelled in different cities across the country, but the place that impressed me the most was this hidden gem in Weimar: the Anna Amalia Herzogin Bibliothek, Unesco world heritage site. This place burned out in 2004, it’s been reconstructed preserving the original design. Because of its fragility, was not easy to get into. They sell only 50 tickets per day! (That’s why we had to go there twice 😅) This explains also my stylish slippers :P How gorgeous are these colours? 💛 | 🇮🇹 Di recente sono stata in Germania con @federicadinardo_ per esplorare e scoprire di più sul movimento architettonico del Bauhaus in onore del suo 150° anniversario. Abbiamo viaggiato in diverse città e visitato molti posti singolari, ma il posto che mi ha colpita di più è stata questa perla a Weimar: la Anna Amalia Herzogin Bibliothek, patrimonio mondiale dell'UNESCO. Questo magico posto è andato in fiamme nel 2004, dopodiché è stato ricostruito preservando il design originale. A causa della sua fragilità, non è decisamente stato facile entrare. Per l’entrata sono disponibili solo 50 biglietti al giorno! (infatti siamo tornate due volte 😅) Questo spiega anche le mie eleganti e stilosissime pantofole :P Quanto sono belli questi colori? 💛 | #CelebratingBauhaus #germanytourism #Bauhaus100 #weimar #germany

🇬🇧 One month ago I...

How Travel Made Me a Better Person

There’s something about traveling that has me coming back for more, year after year. It’s exciting. It’s addicting. It’s an adrenaline rush that never seems to be enough, at least not yet. Interestingly enough, what was once a “once in a lifetime trip” for me has somehow turned into a trip that has lasted a lifetime. Well, at least it feels that way.

I have always thought of being open minded, even before I started traveling. Unfortunately, I couldn’t have been any more wrong. It wasn’t until I really started to travel outside of my homeland that I realised how wrong I was.
I’ve been tested and challenged numerous times throughout my travels, yet I’m a firm believer that everything I have experienced along this journey of mine has made me a better person in more ways than I could have ever imagined.

I know Who I am, I Like Who I am, and I am Happy

It’s never easy to admit your flaws, let alone shine a light on them for the entire interwebs to see…. But I dare say that with each of these confessions, there would be at least one other person (presumably oodles of people) who can say the same or something similar for themselves. Maybe not?
Regardless, here goes nothing…

Living in a 9-5 world tend us to live in bubble-like existences. We have our home bubble, work bubble, family bubble and friends bubble. Now… That is a lot of bubbles! But my point is we bounce from one to the next and rarely move outside. We go from work to home and then we visit our group of friends and everything is extremely safe in those surroundings. When you travel you are forced to make new friends everyday and you have multiple new bubbles forming and popping all the time. You find new accommodation, new friends and new sights everyday day whilst you are on the road. This teaches you to adapt when you are travelling and you soon realise that there are many other people out in this world-well beyond your own.

Travel and communication with other people is the solution to the world’s problems provided you see each new person for who they really are.
The only way to do that is to fail to see the person in front of you as a new person and only see the shadow of a past enemy instead.

Travel and communication with live people, without prejudgement, and with understanding is the key to our survival as a human species.
That is a strong statement but it is true. The more people who travel and meet and talk to new people, the more peace we will have. It follows as naturally as the calm after the storm. There are so many life lessons to be learned from travelling.

Independence!

At some stage in your 20’s (for me it was even slightly earlier) you feel the inevitable desire to leave the nest. But that little voice inside of us screaming “run while you can!” is often negated by a more responsible voice reciting “responsibilities”. Responsibilities – a job, car loan, family, etc. are a fact of life. But when you do go, you soon realise that everything you left behind is there as soon as you come back, often unchanged. But we have changed. Travel is the most direct way of throwing yourself in the deep end and realising what life would be like if you had no one to rely on. Touch wood your life doesn’t come to this, but if it does, you know you’re prepared. You know you can go it alone.

tolerance, understanding and patience

Travel is life changing. It’s beautiful, mind-boggling, eye opening, raw, and even nerve wracking at times. Travel tests your judgment, patience and your tolerance levels incessantly.
How can you dislike a person who loves his family, values his community and reaches out to visitors?
If there’s one thing I think everyone will take away from travel it’s to be a more patient and tolerant person. After waiting hours in line to climb the Eiffel tower, trying not to gasp as people skinned animals in front of me, patiently trying to speak with people in hand gestures on one too many occasions and many more instances, I have inherently become a much more patient and understanding person in the process.

I actively seek new friendships

Before travel I was very comfortable with what I had – particularly the friends and family I had around me. I have always had a very good close circle of friends who I could rely on, so I have never seen the need to go and find new ones (friends that is, my family are pretty stuck with me). But after traveling the world and meeting so many new people wherever I go, I’ve learned to seek new friendships even if they are essentially ticking time bombs as I know they’ll only be around for a few days or a week at best. But one of these days when I stop for a minute I’m going to realise I have thousands of friends in nearly every country around the world – and that’s pretty darn special if you ask me.

I accomplished the most important thing to me – having the control of my own life

For some reason there’s a stigma against being happy with yourself. When you finally reach that point in life where you are happy with yourself, your outlook on life, your way of living, and the people you have around you, it’s as if no one can take it away from you. Sure, I still have days where I’m not as happy as others – that’s human – but generally speaking I’m happy with who I am and how my life is running its course.

Being in control of your life and your own happiness is one of the most freeing feelings in the world. Right now I choose the hours I work, choose the days I have off (which are none, but its nice to have the luxury of choice), choose where I call home (even if its temporary) and choose virtually every aspect of my life. I’m living my dream – living my life full time. No complaints here!

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