Are you struggling to eat well ? Let me change your mindset !

We know that we need to eat vegetables, leafy greens. We know that we need to eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day. This is what has been advised to us for ages but are we paying attention to what we are eating ? Are we all eating healthy everyday, ensuring that we nourish our body as it should be ? I am not sure. Why ? Because firstly it’s taking time, organisation and willpower to eat healthy constantly. Unsurprisingly we are allowing ourselves a treat day or a treat meal to keep ourselves disciplined. But this is where is difficult : go back to the wagon of the green diet after having enjoyed a tasty and enormous big burger, for instance.

What stopped me to ruin all my good efforts to eat more green during the week is a Ted Talk. A Ted Talk I saw last week explaining to us how food can power up our brain, how a varied and colourful diet can make a difference to our health and life. It’s only when  we heard the experience of others that we truly grasp the urgency to look after ourselves by eating healthy. I absolutely love eating a vibrant, colourful meal in front of me, it’s like celebrating a rainbow in my plate, anticipating to eat this delicious food in front of me. But as I said previously, it’s difficult to keep at it, at least at first. But since I saw this Ted Talk, I am paying attention to eat mindfully and fill my plate with leafy greens and colourful food.

This small change lead to some results which exceeded my expectations. No sugar craving, no need to eat more than necessary, it’s like knowing why I eating in this manner regulates my intake of food to reach a state of balance and harmony. And it is just a small change, sign that we do not need to do big changes but sometimes just taking the time to learn more and change our habits. So, if you are struggling right now to eat well, take a look at the below Ted Talk and your mindset will definitely change.

The key ingredients to keep our sanity in this frenetic world

My day start to be hectic especially when I have to overcome good or bad news at light speed. Whatever the current state of the situation,  I am turning to the present to make a decision which will help me moving forward in a positive direction.

Easier said than done isn’it ? I  know I hear you guys, this is so difficult in practice to turn any setback to transform it into a positive learning. The problem is, if we’re not doing it, we’re going to have a serious breakdown. During these days, I have the impression to be a boat captain dealing with a violent storm! It’s only when I am taking a deep breath or close my eyes during a few seconds that I can feel the frenetic pace that I impose on myself. Why have we got this habit to deal with everything quickly as if we cannot wait to deal with something else ??

Lack of time is maybe the response to my question. Or as simple as it is, we have to much to do. Busyness is lethal for our emotional being to the long term. Seriously. I did it, juggling, multitasking and lost my focus. It took me time to regain it and feel myself again. So, when you feel ready to lose the control of the situation, just STOP. Yes, take a deep breath, look around yourself, go out to take a drink, a coffee just to get away of this craziness and trust me, you will see with clarity that everything will fall into place and that there is no need to run, run, rush , rush every DAMN DAY. Patience, focus and priority are the key ingredients to keep our sanity, not the contrary. And enjoy life to the fullest.

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The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong

When I  listened to this Ted Talk, I was more in the mood to discover something original, interesting and innovative. After all, we expect more or less to be blown away by something genius or bloody awesome. This time, this video took me by surprise…because you do not expect this story, these life changing moments so intimate shared by the speaker. And her raw honesty stopped me in my tracks, in my thoughts to even stop walking and realised that a part of her story resonated in me. It wasn’t a light bulb moment but a crashing, meaningful realisation that my thoughts, my mind can obscure my vision of life and others just by bad habits to overanalyse the past and worry about the future.

My practice of meditation is my anchor being in the moment and fully appreciate what I have in my life. To help me reach a peace of mind by letting go or stand up. To be aware and present. But, mental bad habits…hum this is another story. And before to delve into explanation later, please watch this video because her message is deeply inspiring.

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Celebrate self love instead of Valentine’s Day

I’m not single and I am not going to celebrate Valentine’s Day today. Why ?  because love should be celebrated daily, not just particularly on the 14th February. Today I want to inspire you to love, love yourself, take the time to pamper yourself and to look only after you. To all the single women and men, today do something different, crazy, risky to mark this day as the day to differentiate yourself and  do something extraordinary for you, just for you without guilt, hesitation or overanalysis.

To all the single working mums, you are the wonderwomen of our time and I am amazed by your strength, passion and resilience to raise children on your own. To all of you, celebrate self love to always bring the best for your bundle of joy and loved ones. Today is the day where I forgot Mr Valentine to focus on my bundle of joy because she woke up at dawn and needed to be cuddled by her mummy to face the day. She is now sleeping peacefully and this is the reason why I can write this post right now.

This time forget about Mr Valentine and celebrate today as a day for pure self-love.

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DNCE – Cake by the Ocean

Love this song because it’s a call to go g fucking crazy, to live dangerously and enjoy our life to the fullest. No limits. No boundaries. No responsibilities. Just have a fabulous time, this is the definition of Carpe Diem. Enjoy !

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