Welcome to Floradise! 

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Who is Marette Flora?

I am a journalist, yoga teacher and freelance writer living in Chicago. I enjoy camping, yoga, running, dining out, hiking, seeking out waterfalls and exploring new places. This blog was created as a way to share my experiences seeing and doing new things in my home state of Arizona, but I now also write about my travels and my experiences as a new Chicago resident. All views expressed in this blog are my own and not my former newspaper employer nor my current research department.

What is Floradise?

Floradise is the everyday paradise of a life lived to the fullest. It is about taking care of yourself -- inside and out -- and caring for your loved one. It's about taking small steps in your daily life to be kinder to the environment and our planet. It's about showing love to those around us and to ourselves. I will share with you ways I use to keep myself healthy and fit; places I explore in my quest to see and do as much as I can; ways to keep yourself zen in a chaotic world; where to eat on your trips to specific destinations; and which products are less harmful to myself and our planet (and which are most effective. It's about my journey as a parent who wants to make time for her passions: travel, food, fitness, and helping others.

Whose at my side on my adventures?

Graham, my husband
Victoria, my daughter
Taylor and Capone, my dogs

Join us on our journey!

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Floradise blog is written for entertainment purposes only, and you read the information here at your own risk and of your own free will. I am not providing any medical, legal or professional advice, so consult an expert when appropriate before trying any fitness program or other topic I write about. Unless specifically noted, all content is written by me and may not be republished without my written consent. I will not sell your information (including email address for newsletter subscribers) to a third party. I am not responsible for privacy policies and actions of advertisers, sponsors or blog commenters/readers. I reserve the right to change anything about this blog at any time, including the name and focus of the content. I may use affiliate links in posts and on the blog overall. I am compensated for clicks and purchases made through those links.

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