Big Magic in the beginning…

God bless lines, queues, and all waiting time, so dreaded by modern life where we are always crazy busy running like headless chickens from one duty to the next.

I have been waiting in line quite a bit in these last few days, for renewing passports, for paying fees, at the hairdresser and so on, and since my life, just like most other people’s these days, is awfully busy, I had to surrender and take the time to stop and think.

Luckily, I am blessed with my guides, my angels, my Goddess, my lucky stars, who look over me and showed me the way to this book, I am now reading: “Big Magic”.


Big magic in the makings…


This book is Elizabeth Gilbert’s last work, and as always in my life this is the one book in the whole universe that I am supposed to be reading in order to receive the  answers to the very questions life is presenting me with. How would you call this, if not: Big Magic? So here I am, listening to the message coming from the book and taking up the courage to open my blog and say yes to life! I am opening my arms to let the star dust in, and walk towards my dreams.


Big Magic means fun.


Fun is the key to freedom and happiness. Writing for me is fun, but not only, writing is a catharsis, it is what I need to do in order to connect to my higher self, to that invisible shining thread that connects me to the universe. When I write I become a tool, a mean through which something much greater than me communicates. I am saying this because when often times I write something and I go back and reread my work, I feel like it wasn’t me the author of what I put down on paper. Every time I must sum up something it feels hard at first but then as I am writing, sentences start to make sense and they melt to each other as magic.  Creative living spent writing, cooking, reading, dancing, painting  is what makes me happy, makes me the better version of myself. Therefore I could add using Elizabeth Gilbert’s words: “All I know for certain is that this is how I want to spend my life-collaborating to the best of my ability with forces of inspiration that I can neither see, nor prove, nor command, nor understand. It’s a strange line of work admittedly. I cannot think of a better way to pass my days.”


Big Magic is creativity.


Through my writing I would like to bring sunshine in the life of my readers, help them tap into their creative life, trust their inner voice and their intuition. A healthy and happy mind needs a healthy and happy body, which is fit and well nourished with yummy foods. Cooking, just like writing, inspires me immensely: I never get tired of finding and trying out new recipes, new foods, new ingredients, and new combinations. I am looking forward to sharing my love for food through all the recipes I gathered during my life in all the different places I lived and travelled. Let’s start this journey of sensory pleasures together and support one another towards the life we always dreamt of!

With Love.




Written by Barbara
I am a mother, a cooking goddess, an entrepreneur, and a photography lover. Beauty is my passion, in everything that surrounds me: travel, food, relationship, lifestyle, photography. Join me in my joyful tribe! Simone, the eye behind the camera of most of my shots on this blog. His sensitivity towards art and beauty allow him to see things hidden to most. His motto is: "Enjoy life now!"