… and became the super proud Mum of a 12 year old!!! This morning, as I hugged this Princess Happy Birthday, I couldn’t believe she was already taller than me. Not that I am really the model size with my 5.2 ft, but still.. 12 years old.. In only 5 years she’ll be excitedly applying to universities abroad, and I can’t yet believe I’ll be … Continue reading I blinked again…
It’s perfectly OK if the only exercise you’ll get today is flipping the pages of a book or stirring your tea or smiling with friends. Wellbeing means your WHOLE body. Make sure your soul is getting as much exercise as your guts 🙏🏻 How about your my friends, what is your favorite way to take care of your soul? Continue reading Some Mondays are made of this
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)!
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
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
Natshukashii – (adj): a warm, sudden feeling of sentimentality in which small things bring back some old, euphoric memories when one remembers the goodness and the fondness of that time. I can’t deal with nostalgia the way we French do ‘the falling leaves … drift by the window …“. It depresses me to realise how times flies, even though I am at this delusional age … Continue reading My Japanese antidote to Nostalgia
It was on the screen some 3 years ago, yet I bet you still remember by heart the lyrics of Frozen .. Let it gooooo, let it goooo… How many zillions times did we scream it with our wanna be Princesses ? It took me an intensive Yoga Teacher training to finally understand the meaning of those words. Let.It.Go. also partially translatable in sanskrit by “Sthira Sukham Asanam“. … Continue reading Did you know Princess Elsa was a Yogi ?! (a Mum’s interpretation of “Sthira Sukham Asanam”)
Who would dream of the glamorous of Hollywood when you can have it all for free without the stress in the Philippines? You just need 2 blonde kids with curly hair and long eyelashes and tatatata, paparazzi will be all around you. “Can I take a selfie with your handsome son M’am?” “Oh beautiful girl, I love your golden hair. Picture! Picture!“. We are now famous in … Continue reading If only The Brangelina had chosen the Expat life
A new category of Superheroes has landed! They call themselves #Food rescuers or #Food Justice Activists and they are here to save the Earth. Take it literally. Did you know that 1/3 of all food ends up in the trash every year? Imagine going out of the grocery store with 3 full bags, dropping one and simply not bothering to pick it up! Everyday in … Continue reading The Food Rescue Patrol needs YOU to save the world!