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NO to Social Distancing !

Social distancing: maintaining a greater than usual distance from other people. I can’t stand this concept of “social distancing”. It makes me feel even more isolated from the rest of my community. Can we please only refer to Physical distancing instead? That’s the only kind of isolation we all need to respect in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Far from the eyes but more … Continue reading NO to Social Distancing !

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We are in a retreat together

“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

Corona Virus in Vietnam: keep your sanity with 2 wolves and a few cartoons

We have entered our third month of homeschooling and I don’t expect the schools to open anytime soon anymore. We are practicing non attachement to whatever our normal routine used to be. Kids will remain at home for a while, and we won’t move out of Hanoi, even for a few days. The tension is palpable. Fear and mistrust weight very heavy those days. I … Continue reading Corona Virus in Vietnam: keep your sanity with 2 wolves and a few cartoons

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Corona Virus in Vietnam: How a yoga class put me right back on tracks

The terrifying shadow of the Coronavirus has shut down the schools for the 6th consecutive week (and still counting). I am becoming an expert at homeschooling and therefore at deep abdominal breathing. Stuck in between the kids lessons and the apocalyptic news from the rest of the world, I can’t even tell what day is today. My yoga teaching agenda had been so full those … Continue reading Corona Virus in Vietnam: How a yoga class put me right back on tracks

In the meanwhile in Hanoi …

How I feel each time I get the email that work is yet again postponed ! We are all waiting for the Government to announce whether the schools will remain closed for a week or more. So far it’s all being manageable because the pollution was not too dramatic. I could take the kids for a bike ride 1h a day with the masks, in … Continue reading In the meanwhile in Hanoi …

Corona Virus: my current life in pictures

There’s not much left of Hanoi anymore. The usually busy streets are worringly quiet. People are all wearing masks and the cafes are desert. If you want to make money, sell hand sanitizers. They became the most sought item and all the pharmacies are “out of stock”. For the last 2 weeks, all planes from China are banned to enter the country. We are living … Continue reading Corona Virus: my current life in pictures

Happiest New Year ! Vision Board Time !

“The most reliable way to create the future is to write it“ This is my New Year exciting ritual. I collect my favorite pictures, stickers and quotes. A rainbow of crayons are laying in front of me, with scissors, glue and pinches of glitters. Orange essential oils are slowly burning in the background and depending on the mood, I’d listen to classical music or something … Continue reading Happiest New Year ! Vision Board Time !

My 2 cents on Bikram doc on Netflix

Fascinating. The documentary hooked me right from the start. We all know (at least in the yoga community) the man and his inheritage.  26 poses and two breathing exercises performed in the same order every class for exactly 90 minutes in a heated room. So hot that most practionners would practice in bikini. The documentary is all about the fall of his empire after he’s … Continue reading My 2 cents on Bikram doc on Netflix