Rituals

How can surrender enhance our joy and lower our anxiety ?

When looking for the definition of surrender, I find : to cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority. Most common synonyms are : giving in, giving ( oneself ) up or capitulate. In this case, how can surrender increase our joy and even lower our anxiety level ? Our cultural and social conditioning is so …

Reflecting

What would you like to pass on to the world ?

As I am going through the hectic and unpredictable process of “digesting” the loss of my father, a friend, whom I deeply thank, recently suggested I read the book ” The beauty of what remains” by Steve Leder. What a small yet poignant and life-changing book! I suggest everyone reads it, not just those who are experiencing the final days …

Reflecting

2020 will be remembered as an intense year

I can’t believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of 2020… How will you remember this unusual, “pandemic friendly” year ? What are the beautiful and sad or upsetting experiences you had to go through ? I can describe this year as definitely being intense. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all of us to change and …

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What my stay in Corsica has taught me

My previous blog post was about eroticism…this one is about a very different topic, it is actually quite on the opposite side of the emotional spectrum. Somehow this illustrates the fact that being human means having fun and feeling physical or emotional pain, being light and being deep, laughing and crying, going out and staying in, staying away from people, …

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Eroticism : being fully alive

Before writing this blog post I danced for three minutes in my living room. Why ? When we spend most of our days on computers, phones and tablets, juggling work assignments, deadlines and household chores…the last thing one feels like doing is writing about eroticism… Dancing a bit allowed me to go from my head to my body, awakening sensations …

Rituals

Create rituals that nurture what truly matters to you

I recently listened to the amazing New-York based author and public speaker Charlie Harary describe the importance of rituals, those habits we have and which bring a certain rhythm and comfort to our lives. He states that the difference between a good life and an amazing life lies in the quality and strength of our rituals. Many people and religions …

Rituals

The Tree of Life : a fun exercise help you fall in love with your life

I am so excited to share with you the news that I took the opportunity of the pandemic and the work from home routine to create an online workshop for men and women: ” The Tree of Life : A fun drawing exercise to clarify what you need to cultivate and let go to live your best life.” For those …

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When the pandemic turns into an opportunity for reflection and creativity

Like many of you I was in denial of the magnitude of this “thing” for days. I was traveling in Europe visiting my parents, siblings and nephews at the time…just a month ago. I thought the French media was, as usual, being too dramatic…before Covid-19 became a familiar word in our daily vocabulary. They were not kidding. This “thing” was …

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Art as an opportunity to contemplate and consider

Visiting art galleries and museums is such an easy way to travel while creating an opportunity to have a good time and reflect on our world. I love looking at sculptures, videos, paintings or photographs that allow me to question my life and my social or cultural conditioning. Artists do convey powerful messages through their creative expression, they allow us …