There is almost a contradiction between ” French” and “no complaining”. We French do complain. All the time. About anything and everything. It’s in our DNA, as striking is a Nation Sport for us. It’s not a bad thing: Our brain (and yours!) constantly thinks negative thoughts about the future and has a negative bias. The bias and discernment developed in the primal era because it … Continue reading Day 7: No complaining Day
“From June 2-7 I won’t be posting any of my usual content and will only be sharing from Black creators to amplify their voices. I commit to Listen. Learn. Change“. If you are one of them, feel free to add your blog in the comments ❤ I too believe that in a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be antiracist … Continue reading Muted and Listening
And finally the day came: for the first time of the year, the kids are finally waiting for the bus to take them to school! The bus monitor is wearing a mask as well, like all the other kids and the driver, and she religiously washes my children hands. Set for the day ! Of course I am having mixed feelings, but they are so … Continue reading Deconfined in Hanoi : back to school !
Today was the most awaited ceremony of the year in my children school: the Principal Awards ceremony. This special event usually gathers hundreds of well dressed students, parents, teachers, grand parents, brothers and sisters. But this year the Principal was alone. No crowd to cheer up, no loud clasps to congratulate each awarded student. The ceremony was live on YouTube. Yet it was fantastic, the … Continue reading To my kids’ teachers on this special day
“In a pandemic, self-isolation is called quarantine. In Buddhism, it is called retreat. From the cave of our home, like the meditators of ancient times, we can consciously kindle the lamp of compassion and connection.” ~ Lama Willa Miller ***** I will post erratically, each time I stumble upon a picture or a quote that warms my heart. So we can share the positives vibes … Continue reading We are in a retreat together
Each time you wash your hands, practice loving kindness. That’s about 20 sec, right ? Stay safe everyone ❤️ Continue reading Practice, all is coming!
Endemic level of pollution, dirty white skies, food toxicity, noise, dreaful traffic .. Hanoi has its ways to raise our stress level, especially as a parent.. Best remedy would be to get a promotion to Hawaii or Switzerland. But very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. So here are a few cheaper – yet super efficient totally healthy … Continue reading 4 totally free and most efficient antidepressants of the season !
Legendary street artist and provocateur extraordinaire, Banksy, is back with his latest offering, a pop-up homewares store in Croydon called Gross Domestic Product (where art irritates life). GDP is the homewares brand from Banksy and the pop-up will be the first and only store. The Cryodon showroom is for display purposes only and the… via Banksy Just Opened a Pop-Up Homewares Store Called Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading Repost: Banksy Just Opened a Pop-Up Homewares Store Called Gross Domestic Product — TwistedSifter
The new riches in town are selling air imported from Canada, Norway and Switzerland. You can buy your life saving kit on Facebook obviously and in almost every Embassy and International hospital. If only! The situation in Hanoi is getting worse by the week. This morning the AQI was on “dangereux” meaning “hazardous”. Everyone may experience serious health effect and we should all avoir being … Continue reading How do you say Greta in Vietnamese?
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet with Linh, the beautiful new addition to our family! Our Vietnamese friend is 9 year old and we got officially introduced last Monday. We met at her school, in Hanoi, together with representatives from the French NGO Coup de Pouce and the head of her school. The precious kid was a bit shy, but also very proud to tell me about … Continue reading Our family is getting bigger !