All posts tagged: books

Blue Mind. Our Deep Connection to Water

Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel Water plays an integral role in our daily lives— it’s essential for our survival. It is evident that we all have a deep connection to water, perhaps more than we realize. Many people talk about getting their daily dose of “vitamin sea” and that aligns with New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols’s book Blue Mind that explores our relationship with water and the positive healing benefits we gain both on a cognitive and emotional level.   We require water for our survival, but we also have an underlying dependency on water for recreational use as a pathway to acquiring its positive benefits. In particular, our oceans offer us a place of sanctuary and can help restore and rejuvenate us from stress. It is amazing how by just spending time in the ocean, it has the ability to allow an anxious day to easily slip away. Water, whether it is a lake, river, waterfall or the ocean it has a diversity of positive impacts on us. Memories tied to experiences with …

Paper Towns… Best Books to Give This Christmas

  Today I am teaming up with my bestie Tiffany who runs the blog My Happy Coincidence  Her blog is pretty awesome! If you love art, music, and books then you should be reading her blog. Trust me, you will love it! Together we have comprised a list of our favorite books we read this year.  These books are worthy of being wrapped up with a pretty bow and placed under the Christmas tree for a friend, family member or loved one. Giving books is the best way to share the joy you’ve have while reading with someone else! So, Eco Chic Cayman and My Happy Coincidence have come up with a list of our favourite 2015 reads that make great Holiday Gifts! Eco Chic Cayman Picks Paper Towns: By, John Green Paper Towns is officially one of my all-time favorite books! I did not expect to fall in love with this book as much as I did. To be honest, I had no idea what the book was even about. I saw a glimpse of …

Spring Fever: Great Beach Reads

I’ve got spring fever to read great books! Over the weekend, I teamed up with Toronto blogger Tiffany, the lady behind the blog My Happy Coincidence and we co-wrote a list of great spring, summer and beach reads! Sneak Peek: One of my favorite books this year was, Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder. Curious to know what books made the list? Please head on over to the My Happy Coincidence blog, and read the full story, click here. Summer Reads: Eco Tips Love reading and being environmentally friendly? Here are a two tips. 1. Book Swap If you must have a tangible book in your hand, as opposed to downloading an iBook or digital copy of one of the latest New York Bestsellers onto your iPad, Nook or Kindle, consider sharing the book when you are done, with friends and family.  Perhaps they have a book you would like to read? Why not trade books? 2. Traveling Books & Stories A post written long ago, but still true today.  I great way to stay on trend …

Best Books Read in 2014

2014 is quickly coming to a close.  There are so many fond memories to look back on and reminisce over.  Some of my favorites are the intrguing books I have read lounging by a pool or on a beach.  After finishing them I couldn’t wait to share them with friends.   In honor of 2014 and the great books that have been read and loved my bestie Tiffany, founder of My Happy Coincidence and I have teamed up to share our favorite books for 2014 with all of you! A note from Tiffany and her wonderful book selection: I love the holidays for so many reasons. One of my top reasons is that I have spare time to read! Not much of my 2014 was spent reading books that weren’t related to my Masters course work, but of the few pleasure reads that I did manage to slip in between essays and course deadlines, here are my favourites: Us Conductors, Sean Michaels If you liked The Great Gatsby, you are bound to love this Canadian 2014 Giller Prize winner. …

Rainy Days + Traveling Books

I just love summer rainy days and nights.  My favorite things to do when there is a downpour outside is to light my candles, read a good book, listen to music or watch black and white movies.  Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era because I love the classics and most things vintage.  Plus, I am absolutely fascinated by the Roaring 20’s.  –The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is one of my all time favorite novels, it’s hard not to love Fitzgerald, and I admit I read it again before watching the movie this summer-. Traveling Books Yesterday, I came across two novels I am excited to read, at the Cayman Islands Humane Society Book Loft.  Bonus, I also found this lovely eco friendly bag which is made from repurposed newspaper!!  Remember, if you have books that you no longer read donate them to the Book Loft the proceeds will help benefit the animals.  If you haven’t been there then I recommend that you check it out, a small book loft filled …