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 …

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 …

The end of the year holidays mirror our identity and need for rituals

The December holidays, depending on what you are or are not celebrating; Christmas or Chanukah, are filled with images, memories, and sometimes mixed emotions. We often say or hear : Happy Holidays ! or Merry Christmas ! Of course we wish and hope for the holidays to be celebrated with joy and wonder; gathering family and/or friends, deliciously home cooked …

When a cup of gourmet tea brings comfort and pleasure

There is something almost sacred for me when it comes to drinking a cup of tea. I disclose here that my Parisian upbringing has taught me to always look for high quality food products vs the mass market and often cheaper versions of almost everything that is eatable. Everyone of us has different tastes and habits however when it comes …

Candles… relaxation, celebration or passion ?

The website of Otis & Leaf candles features beautiful words about why lighting a candle. It starts with : “Why light a candle ? Because it’s a companion in the dark, a gentle flutter of light that says that you are not alone.” Read more…  Over the past two years, I have become a regular consumer and lover of deliciously …

Art connects us to our emotions and opens our mind.

I really enjoy going to art galleries, museum or paying attention to public art when walking around town. Consciouly looking at paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, drawings or photographs can marvel, disturb, calm, surprise or distract me. We don’t need to be an art historian nor an art collector to feel emotions through the presence of art. Art is not always …