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Natalie Toops

Natalie is passionate about yoga, meditation, peace, and mindfulness. She is involved in leading reiki circles and yoga classes, promoting awareness of the mind, body, and soul. Also focusing on the environment and her ecological footprint allows her to live her nonviolent and minimal lifestyle. Her goals for this year are to learn Spanish, challenge herself, and to look inward to find what her vision of life will be from this point forward. To Natalie, everyone is an inspiration since there is no limit to what we can learn from one another.

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Open Your Eyes to the Teachings of Time

March 11, 2019

Recently I have been putting myself into perspective, that means I have 11 weeks left in Ecuador, 30 days at my apprenticeship, and eight more Spanish classes (taking traveling days into consideration). Therefore, I have been in Ecuador for 19 weeks, spent 45 days at my apprenticeship, and have had 12 Spanish classes (counting traveling...

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The “G” Word

March 11, 2019

The “G” word, this is not some new teenager slang for an explicit word, this is a way of life. It is gratitude. Almost two years ago I discovered the power of gratitude, and I have not let go of it since. I figured since the holiday of thankfulness and giving is upon the United...

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Popping Bubbles

March 11, 2019

There is this term used for the perspectives we have for our lives, this reference is commonly compared to living inside a “bubble.” Growing up in the same place for long periods of time allows us to become comfortable and develop ignorance. It is a quality that is applicable to everyone, including myself, and it...

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My First Steps

March 11, 2019

As babies take their first steps, they fall, then get back up and try again. That metaphor is applicable to almost everything in life, for me, I was the baby falling and trying again my first week with my new family. Driving up the hill I new I was close to my new family, I...

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Welcome to my blog!

October 18, 2018

Welcome to my Global Citizen Year blog! Subscribe and follow along on on my adventures during my gap year abroad.

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