The power of a Compliment

I like to conclude my yoga classes on an inspiring reading or a quote. Yesterday, I chose Thich Naht Hanh words on Empathy. Not the best idea of the week. The reading did not really do the trick with my SAHM students. A friend of mine, usually pretty shy, asked “how about compassion for ourselves? So exhausting to constantly practice empathy. We embody empathy, for … Continue reading The power of a Compliment

Grannies do it better, especially au pair !

When I first met Steffy, I had to ask her twice about her job. Although her English is perfect, I thought she couldn’t pronounce “nanny” correctly as she kept on saying “No, it is GRAN-NY. I am a granny au pair”. To my knowledge, au pair were only young students, sometimes hardly older than the kids they were supposed to look after. Seems that I … Continue reading Grannies do it better, especially au pair !

Cheers to new (Vietnamese) beginnings!

Au revoir la France! And Merci for our beautiful wedding. For the endless tears well in my eyes with the stirring of overwhelming love! My family are my roots, I am so found of them all, would we be connected by blood or heart. And they were all here, to start with my bunch of crazy siblings I love more than they ll ever know. … Continue reading Cheers to new (Vietnamese) beginnings!

Tested: Make up workshop in Cebu

The most beautiful make up for a woman is passion! But, cosmetics are easier to buy” – Yves Saint Laurent And they can do the trick: No wonder so many men have trust issue .. blame it on the make up! But honestly, SAHM peeps, who hasn’t dreamed of mastering the magic tips and tricks that would make us look as if had slept 9h straight … Continue reading Tested: Make up workshop in Cebu

Reblog Wed: On valuing our children in the classroom too

Originally posted on Motherhood Made Me Do It:
My son came home today with a giant piece of paper with his name written in the middle, surrounded by several incredibly kind words and phrases that his friends had used to describe him. He was beaming with pride when he showed me. It was, by far, his proudest moment in school to date. To be recognized… Continue reading Reblog Wed: On valuing our children in the classroom too

From SAHM to CEO: How I filled the 3-year gap in my resume (without any alternative fact)!

Now that I am diving into the job search again, I need an answer to THE question every recruiter will ask me: What about the last 3 years in the Philippines? How will I ever impress a potential hiring manager? I need to come up with Something! “Something” with numbers. “Something” with action verbs and a track record of successes. “Something” measurable and highly tangible. … Continue reading From SAHM to CEO: How I filled the 3-year gap in my resume (without any alternative fact)!

Sisterhood pride

I so wish I were in a big town yesterday, in Washington, NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Barcelona, London or Berlin, marching with all those beautiful people! Standing peacefully yet so strongly for our values and our basic rights. There was no such thing as colour, race, religion .. It was about gathering strong in the name of tolerance and respect. I have been scrolling Twitter for hours, feeling stronger and more … Continue reading Sisterhood pride

Have yourself a Merry Greedy Xmas! (4 ways to celebrate with less money but more ❤️)

1 week to go! before you drain all your energy and your money in the yearly shopping craziness, pause for a second .. Do we really need more material stuff to make us happy? Can we do something a bit different this year, that would not only please us but also the planet? Here are 4 ideas ..Not only to do good, but to also feel good … Continue reading Have yourself a Merry Greedy Xmas! (4 ways to celebrate with less money but more ❤️)

This is not the end. This is just The Beginning

Yes it happened and don’t expect me to cry and enrage over the results. It’s done. It shows the power of one vote and that we should never, ever underestimate it. Of course I am in shock, but I decided to put all my energy on those who need it. If there is one thing that this vote taught me is that every word has consequences, … Continue reading This is not the end. This is just The Beginning

The most important reminder

In Yoga, we usually close the class with our hands in prier touching our heart and saying “may we feel love and compassion first towards ourselves and then towards all the other beings“. Selfish? No, simple common sense. One can not pour from an empty cup! So let’s celebrate ourselves, and repeat this mantra. Just because it is true. Even if one line is missing … Continue reading The most important reminder