Entertain. Explore. Expand

Ready to show up differently? Try simple shifts in these three areas, and do better, live better.


  • 08-07-2020 07:00

Homemade ice cream cones and ice cream! What a wonderful way to enjoy the summer.

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  • 07-31-2020 07:00

Three cheeses, two bites, one big thumbs up for this being a household favorite.

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  • 07-24-2020 07:00

Movie night treat or cocktail party! This get together staple just got upgraded.

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  • 07-17-2020 07:00

Crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. You'll be so proud that you made these tater tots yourself.

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  • 07-10-2020 07:00

Light dessert with a sweet tang from the balsamic glaze. What a unique twist instead of using chocolate.

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  • 07-03-2020 07:00

Fresh and bright everything salsa.

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  • 06-26-2020 07:00

Give white rice a boost of color! Cannellini beans find a way to shine against this vivid backdrop.

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  • 06-19-2020 07:00

The livin' is easy with this summertime recipe. BBQ shrimp.

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  • 06-12-2020 07:00

Warm and cozy. Pair this with

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  • 06-05-2020 07:00

Layered with flavor, your palate will appreciate this Caribbean style rice and beans.

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  • 05-29-2020 07:00

Morsels that melt in your mouth.

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  • 05-22-2020 07:00

Seared tuna gets elevated with this ginger dressing. You''ll impress yourself when you see how easy it is. :)

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  • 08-05-2020 06:40

Local discoveries and weekend experiences.

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  • 07-29-2020 11:10

Show me who you are.

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  • 07-22-2020 10:38

Why not BBQ in minus 6 degree weather? A snow couch makes it super cozy.

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  • 07-15-2020 09:37

Have you noticed that little place flanked between the cleaners and insurance company? I bet they have an awesome happy hour.

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  • 07-08-2020 07:00

When going on a Caribbean vacation, if the idea was to to relax, enjoy the turquoise water with its foaming waves, luscious dinners, and stunning excursions, what has to come with?

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  • 07-01-2020 05:15

Books that will transport you

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  • 06-24-2020 07:00

Did you miss a place because of "life," or is it still on that bucket list?

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  • 06-17-2020 07:00

A boat, a grill, and a sunset. Sounds glorious, doesn't it?

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  • 06-10-2020 07:00

Is it on your bucket list or have you already made it to Alaska?

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  • 06-03-2020 07:00

How's your checklist w hen you go camping?

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  • 05-27-2020 07:00

Before we claim our personal space, let's pause...

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  • 05-20-2020 07:00

Use your vacation time and go somewhere amazing!

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  • 08-03-2020 13:31

How do you approach your birthday? Are you aging yourself?

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  • 07-27-2020 10:53

What simple solutions have we overlooked to shift our mood?

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  • 07-20-2020 16:13

How tied down are we to things we feel we NEED?

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  • 07-13-2020 10:35

Things will happen as they will. How do you deal roadwork?

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  • 07-06-2020 07:00

What creates mental blocks towards unfamiliar foods? How do we widen our lenses?

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  • 06-29-2020 08:30

Happiness and death do go hand in hand.

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  • 06-22-2020 07:00

Who's staying motivated? At home healthy habits and care...

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  • 06-15-2020 07:00

All you need is a great attitude and little bit of planning to host a party.

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  • 06-08-2020 07:10

What are we doing to change the narrative? What powers are you invoking against stressors?

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  • 06-01-2020 07:00

Why would you help anyone grow to your level? Maybe you don't have the time. Maybe the narrative of "serving you" can shift.

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  • 05-25-2020 07:00

The power to change through meditation is absolute when you're not posing.

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  • 05-18-2020 07:00

There's substance to following through

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Hi there. I'm glad you’re visiting. At the bottom of this page, you can SUBSCRIBE.  You'll get emails three times a week with different content.

SHUDI is about being grounded, true grace and honesty. I love what exudes from that. SHUDI is an acronym for "show up differently."
For me, that inner stability, peace and joy does manifest into how I cook, how I look at life, and how I see the world when I travel in it.

I'm about nourishing beyond the superficial and reaching above the mundane.
I'd love to inspire you to do the same as I share travel stories, thoughts and recipes.

Aside from that, I'm a mom, author and corporate flight attendant whose lifestyle actively includes meditation, entertaining, camping, baking, cooking and lots of humor.

Thanks for being here.


Mahalia's fiction has appeared in Kalyani Magazine, Momaya Press, Almond Press, a trilingual anthology So Spoke The Earth and at Writing Raw. Also a playwright, her play, “A Tale Of Two Mommies” was featured in Miami at the Centro Cultural de Espana. She is the author of two children’s picture books. She has contributed to the Bad Ass Black Girl vlog.

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