It is taking me some time to fully transition into being home after our vacation in Italy. We had many adventures into new places, and had a lot of fun in the discovery of life beyond the guide books. Good food and good wine always makes life more pleasurable of course!

where pine nuts come from
Don discovering where pint nuts come from
Greve wine festival –  fully embracing mind, body and chianti

Stepping out of the daily routine allows us to appreciate what we have left behind, and also to embrace what we bring with us.

Dogs and yoga go hand in hand
Inspiration in art

What is always at the center is gratitude and love.

I’m looking forward to reconnecting with you all ❤️

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

58 comments on “Home Again

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time! Welcome back! ❤

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  2. I always think the perfect vacation is a refreshing chance to look at new wonders, see the world; and then a lovely return home to embrace what our daily lives offer. Looks like you had just that. Welcome home, Val.

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  3. I am headed to Italy in November for Thanksgiving – any recommendations for yoga studios near Florence or Rome?

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  4. So nice to have you back, Val. You both look very happy. The sure sign of a good vacation.

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  5. Italy is a beautiful place,

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  6. Happy for your lovey times 🙂 Wish you ease and joy as you get back to all that awaits you!

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  7. Welcome back, Val, from that life “beyond the guide books”…the only way to travel. The pics are lovely.

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  8. SageSpeaking

    I was just thinking about you today Val..Welcome. Home.

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  9. Aww, cute, you two! 🙂 xoxo

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  10. Lovely photos, dear Val! You were missed. Welcome home!💕​

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  11. Welcome back, Val. I bet you had a blast – viva Italia!

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  12. Welcome back, Val. It looks like you had a fun time.

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    • Thanks Dan. It was a lovely trip this year. Last year when we were there, we weren’t sure if it would be the last one for Don. This year we really celebrated life with old and new friends. There was a lot of gratitude and love ❤️

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  13. Yes, welcome back home.
    Sounds like you had a lovely break from daily routines.

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  14. Welcome home, Val. I’m so happy you had a great trip!

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  15. Vacations are wonderful and makes homecoming even better. Good to see you back here and I’ll bet the dogs missed you too.;) Enjoy the settling in process.

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  16. Ting-Ting Writes

    Nice. Its always good to do something out of your daily routine like a vacation. 👍😊

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  17. Welcome back. Sounds like you had wonderful time.

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  18. Welcome back, Val. 🙂

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  19. Welcome back, Val. I’m looking forward to reading your posts again! xxxx

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  20. A beautiful place to rejuvenate! Glad you had a good break 💕💚

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful time was had in Italy, I’m so glad! Welcome home Val, you’ve been missed! x ❤

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  22. Glad your trip went well . . . welcome back!

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  23. So glad you had a wonderful time!

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  24. Val, so lovely to see you and your hubby had a wonderful time. There is something quite magical about Italy and the food, yes, something special. So pleased you had a wonderful holiday
    And I bet your four-legged friends were so pleased on your return.. 😀
    Sending LOVE and warm hugs your way
    As you settle back into your routines..
    Love ❤ Sue 💕

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  25. Welcome back also, Val. Your posts always give me a sense of peace and point in the right direction. ❤

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  26. happy knowing of holiday’s
    safe return, Val 🙂

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