Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Create The Life You Want: Visualization, Life Goals, and Vision Board Creation.

Visualization, life goals, and vision board creation with Tania Franco
Sunday August 30th from 10am to 12pm
Lotus Fitness and Wellness
331 Chula Vista Ca.
(619) 426-5688
$20 for one
Bring a friend, 2 for $30

Please bring:
  • a mug (tea will be available)
  • a yoga mat
  • wear comfortable clothes
  • bring a couple of old magazines to share
  • bring an open mind and heart

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Vase Full of Fresh Flowers

Hydrangeas, my favorite flowers.
Today I am grateful for the vase full of fresh flowers. A bouquet of flowers makes my home feel special. Since I was a child I always wanted to be the type of woman who regularly bought flowers for her home, wore dresses and skirts regularly and smiled often. Maybe that's why it gives me such satisfaction to look at these hydrangeas in my living room, they symbolize more than what I am conscious of.

Gratitude creates happiness. What are you grateful for today?

Tania Franco

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For San Diego Ice Cream!

Ice cream in San Diego, Ca.

Today I feel grateful for the small pleasures in life like ice cream. After a hot day of summer activities in San Diego with my soon to be 1st grader, a scoop or two of ice cream are a dream come true.

Some of my favorite places to get ice cream in San Diego are:

  • Menchie's in Mission Valley 
  • Happenstance carts from Viva Pops at Pioneer Park or Heartwork Coffee Bar
  • Vero Gelato in Mission Hills, also available at The Kensington Cafe and Whole Foods Hillcrest
  • Ben and Jerry's at Horton Plaza
  • Daily Scoop on Juniper in South Park
  • Chocolat in Hillcrest

And when on a budget:

  • Thrifty at Rite Aid
  • Chick fil a soft serve cone 

As I write this I realize that the Morales-Franco Family really like their ice cream!

Gratitude creates happiness. What are you grateful for today?

Tania Franco

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Playfulness Keeps Us Young

Coronado Beach San Diego, California

Today I am grateful for playfulness. We, my husband and I,  bought a couple of body boards intended to provide fun and entertainment for our  6 year old son. Truth is, we might be much more excited about the actual body boarding than the little one. The pic above is exhibit A.

Through the last decade I have let my playful side come out. I will swing on a swing at the park, play freeze tag and laugh out loud while doing so, jump waves and feel giddy like a child. Allowing ourselves to be playful is one way to truly enjoy life.

Gratitude creates happiness. What are you grateful for today?

Tania Franco

Monday, August 3, 2015

Finding Magic In Everyday Life

Photo by Dante Morales

I feel grateful when I find myself seeing the magic in every day life. Experiencing synchronicity, meaningful coincidences, like thinking of a friend and suddenly getting a phone call from them or finding an obscure book I wanted at the entrance of the book store, etc...

A beetle landed on me the other day and stayed there for a long time. This put a big grin on my face. My son was with me and seeing the experience through his eyes only made it much more special. I have read that beetles are considered a symbol of good luck and took it as a sign of good things to come.

Seeing life through a child's eyes can make anything seem fascinating. I find it's easier to see the magic in every day life when in the company of my 6 year old.

Gratitude creates happiness. What are you grateful for?

Tania Franco