In Sweden, they’re known to enjoy a good coffee outdoors, or Fika (a coffee break that’s more about socializing than drinking coffee), with any activity they do. It is supposed to “enhance the experience.”

Meet my neighbour Amazing Amy. She is the one I take my work breaks with. She is also funny, and smart, and witty as hell.

It often goes like this:
“You free and need out right now?”
“Yah, you?”
“Meet you outside in 5.”

A stroll, with a friend, in nature, this afternoon. Hitting all the self-care high notes. Movement, social connection, the great outdoors.

And with a coffee!

“The magic of coffee outside is that it encourages us to be in the moment, to sit and watch the world around us, to ground into our presence. In our busy, overplanned, distracted lives, we need more of that. If we brew coffee outside for no other reason than that it makes us happy, that’s reason enough: contentment in the present moment.” –

Grab your awesome neighbour, grab a coffee, get your ass outside for 25 mins. You won’t be sorry.

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Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.