Miel et Safran

Love circle

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Our well-being can easily be influenced by the people with whom we surround ourselves.  Some of them are loving and pleasant to be around while others drain us of our energy.  We do have control, to a certain extent, over who we spend most of our time with.  Avoiding toxicity is not out of our hands. Spending more time with people who are nourishing and positive clears away negativity from our lives.  It encourages growth and self-love.  The circle of people with whom we have a healthy and positive relationship…read more

No one is a mind reader

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No matter how many times we have heard someone say “I’m not a mind reader” we often forget to express what we need or want to others, hoping they will know from our body language. But, that does not work. Some people can guess what we need or want but we should not rely on this as it leads to frustration most of the time. The importance of communication is even higher in today’s highly virtual world (with all these chat acronyms, text message shorthand and emoticons). Expressing exactly what…read more

Be yourself, there will never be another

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Don’t be afraid to be who you really are.  You are unique.  There will never be another you.  Being your authentic self may also inspire others to be themselves. Being yourself is a form of self-love.  It’s like you are telling yourself “I accept you the way you are (whether others like it or not), I love you the way you are (with all your mistakes and flaws) and I am proud of you (whether you fit in or not)”.  Self-acceptance and self-love are beautiful. I understand this may be…read more

Good habits to adopt

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Here is a list of some good habits to adopt (not in order of importance) Smile.  It will lift your mood.  Others will feel more positive around you. Make time for yourself as you need to relax, recover and recharge your batteries Set daily goals that are realistic and achievable to direct you towards your main goal so you don’t waste time and feel much less stressed Prioritize by doing what is most important Invest in your health and appearance to feel more confident.  It’s important to take care of…read more

An experiment: writing freely

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This post is just an experiment, an attempt at ignoring my tendency to overthink what I type here and filter multiple times–fearing what my readers might think. Giving up shyness for boldness.  Even after thinking this last sentence, I can’t help feeling like I gotta control what I say. I am on a journey of exploration and self-discovery, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, facing my challenges instead of looking for distractions from them and this experiment is part of this journey. Writing freely is a way of being…read more

Coming Out

Posted by in Personal, Self-love

These two words form an expression that means a lot to me.  I’ve been metamorphosing for a few years now and I feel I’m getting closer to becoming the butterfly I truly am.  I have felt like I was choking from imprisoning myself, my multi-dimensional authentic self.  Slowly dying on the inside is what pushed me to change.  The voice guiding me was there as it always is but I ignored it.  I ignored it for too long.  I felt it in my gut that something was not right.  I…read more

October 13 cupcakes

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Today is my daughter’s 4th birthday.  I didn’t want to organize a party like I have done the first three birthdays but wanted to spend time with her to celebrate. I decided that we should make birthday cupcakes (they are vegan!!! – recipe here).  Here are some pictures of what we did together:    

Personal: opening up

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Since August 2013 (the beginning of this blog) I have posted 88 articles. For me, it seems not enough. I could have posted much more, I think to myself. I’m paying to keep this blog running: the domain name, the hosting and extra services.  I renew them when the expiration dates near.  Why? Because, in my heart, I feel that my purpose is to help others with developing themselves into a better them.  Not better than someone else!!!  I repeat: I want to help others become a better version of…read more

Effectively process criticism

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Hateful and negative criticism should be received, assessed, and then let go, while constructive criticism should be evaluated and acted upon.  Solicit feedback from people whose opinions you value – people who have been where you want to go.