Travel theme: Breathe

Sometimes life rushes by so quickly I have to remind myself to just breathe. So to slow things down a little this week, here are some photos that remind me to take things easy once in a while. The ocean is an instant de-stressor for me, and this photo taken along the Long Island shoreline makes me want to breathe in those feel good seaside scents.

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The forest has also been a place of refuge for me; I grew up next to a small pine forest and spent much of my childhood exploring the shady, pine-needle cushioned nooks and crannies of that ancient woodland. This photo was taken on a rainy day on the Trail of Two Forests at Mount St. Helens volcano. I can almost smell the damp earth.

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When in doubt, look to a cat for advice. They will inevitably remind you to take a deep breath and never sweat the small stuff.

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So, take a deep breath and get ready with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in the weekly travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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And breathe!

xxx Ailsa

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. – Gustav Mahler

We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.  – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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53 Responses to Travel theme: Breathe

  1. Hi Ailsa, thank you for showing us these wonderful places where you can take a deep breath. I can FEEL it, I can smell the sea and pines. And sit down next to the cat, and simply be. Wonderful post!
    I chose this: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/travel-theme-breathe/.
    Hugs,
    Marion
    x

  2. Donna Yule says:

    JUNE 13, 2016 THANK YOU YOUR FOR YOUR POSTING Sometimes life rushes by so quickly I have to remind myself to just breathe. So to slow things down a little this week, here are some photos that remind me to take things easy once in a while. The ocean is an instant de-stressor for me, and this photo taken along the Long Island shoreline makes me want to breathe in those feel good seaside scents.

    far rockaways, new york, travel, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney GREAT

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