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Sometimes, just Sometimes

Sometimes this is only what we need, not hiding like an ostrich but just, just, make the time to fully embrace the small moments, the small victories of our day : a nice workout, a warm and tasty cup of coffee, a phone call with your mum, a chat with your best friend, an email from a relative, a beautiful bunch of flowers offered by your man, a smile from a stranger, the warmth of the sun caressing your skin, yes all these tiny moments create, all together a big difference to your day, your mood, attitude towards life. With these little bubbles of happiness, you can see slowly that happiness is with us, within us if we are slowing down in our tracks, if we embrace being in the moment, being aware. It is only when we are aware that we can recognise these signs, these happiness bubbles. Sometimes in our increasingly frenetic world where we are overloaded with information, step back, close your eyes and just listen to your breathing, to realise that …

How to Reach A Quiet Pace of Life

I noticed something quite particular living in London and with other European countries like France, Spain, Italy or Portugal. Where I always feel in a rush to manage/ juggle so many things to do when I am living in London, it’s completely the contrary in France. All the time, I had this strong feeling that I put myself on autopilot to be able to tick off my to-do list in London. It’s a weird sensation especially when I am coming back in France, in Brittany and the pace of life is so peaceful. People are taking the time to have a coffee, enjoy their meal and being in the present, for me they are more settled because they are in harmony with their environment. It is so relaxing, to take time to do things, to get used to this pace, to this quality of life it’s pure bliss. When I am back in London, I am trying to keep this pace, this quiet confidence allowing me to face and enjoy my day. It is very easy for a …

Quality, Beauty And Empowerment With Neom Organics

I discovered recently an organic brand creating amazing candles, perfumes and skincare products. This brand has been created by a working mum who managed to make her vision a reality. What really struck me was the message of the brand « small steps, big difference. » Why ? because as a woman working in the City, these small moments are key to preserve from insanity, stress and frankly lose the plot. Such moments invigorate, re-energise me so much that the world is my oyster and I am ready once again to keep my optimism and have a great day. I received recently their last product, their Scent Discovery Test. It is basically a test composed of small vials, each of them containing a blend of essential oils which will identify your underlying wellbeing. At first, I was curious, intrigued but a bit sceptical, although tempted by it. Why ? because I am extremely sensitive to smells, perfume. For instance I like lavender but found the smell of it too empowering. I love the smell of the lemon oil …

Urgency, stress, anger, pressure ? Use the Power of Your Mind to stay in control

This is it ! a bloody urgent email from an incompetent person pushing me to act asap and I can feel my temper rising to the top ! Not only my anger is triggered by the lack of professionalism of this contact but also my stress is rising high up to the sky because I feel now pressurized when I shouldn’t be put in such situation ! And you know what ? I just want to stuff my mouth with a big, tasty, and fatty burger to fill this need, this gap created by my stress and my anger… just because of one email and one person…Unbelievable ! But this time, I am aware of my changing mood and, even upset I don’t want to jeopardize my good work of eating well because of this individual. So, interestingly my stress triggered my hunger, my dear hormone leptin is happy to jump in the wagon to help me, the problem is, I do not want to. And this is where, by myself I am taking long …

2017 : Une fabuleuse promesse pour repartir de l’avant !

Une chose est sûre c’est que plus les jours passent pour quitter l’année 2016 et plus j’entends, je sens que tout le monde a envie de tourner la page sur l’année 2016. Je ne vais pas revenir sur les évènements qui ont glané cette année mais on peut dire que cette année, nous n’avons pas été gâté. Pour autant, je pense que cette avalanche de situations difficiles a instillé tous en nous le désir, la rage de se battre pour une vie meilleure et d’agir à notre façon pour changer les choses. Nous n’avons pas les pleins pouvoirs pour changer radicalement la face du monde mais chaque action de notre part est une sacrée différence et une preuve que nous sommes les acteurs de notre vie. Si près d’arriver en 2017, je ne suis pas prête a faire ma liste de nouvelles résolutions, je pense avant tout que je veux continuer à me battre pour atteindre mes buts et profiter chaque jour de ma famille et mes amis. Le temps passe à la vitesse de l’éclair et …

Meditation : my anchor

As a working mum, juggling is one of my skills. But before to do so, it’s good to find the secret, the tool, in a nutshell your lifesaver when you are coming back from your holiday relaxed and rejuvenated and you have to face work, childcare, appointments, family matters and others. I, decided, to meditate again when I heard about the Headspace package Patience because in the bustle and hustle of London, patience is not my forte. However, meditating by listening to Andy Puddicombe’s soothing and gentle voice helps me considerably to remain patient and calm in many situations either conflicting or not. Being able to do so everyday is a life-changing experience. Your awareness is acute, your focus is better and your ability to find new ideas or solutions increase. Sounds a bit too good to be true but this is it. It’s real, true that practising meditation consistently helps your brain to rewire and put you at ease with the environment around you. You are sending positive and calm vibes and people, consequently …