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One of those days…

I’m venturing in new territories, carving a new career for myself as a Photographer (here we go I said it!) and I would say that 90% of the time, I’m on a high, eager to learn, to see how much progress I’m making on all accounts from posing, lighting and editing on Lightroom and Photoshop, hugely grateful to all these people who are kind enough to trust me and pay me to take their portrait and then once in a while the 10% hit me in the face like a truck and I feel like s**t. Today is one of those days. I’m tired, my body is aching and I feel like whatever I do is not good enough and I will never be the Photographer I want to be because of course, I don’t want to be an average Photographer :-) I want to be a really good one! But I know the pattern and I know how destructive and negative this path can be so I’m going to close down my computer, head to …

How to deal with criticism & improve positive thinking

How to deal with criticism & improve positive thinking

Our family is going through some interesting, positive changes since Christmas. It started when my sister mentioned EFT tapping, a form of psychological acupressure based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture and which allows you to tap away limiting beliefs about yourself and others and change the way you think without the needles used in acupuncture. The other thing she mentioned was the positive affirmations and meditative teachings of Louise Hay which I have been listening daily on Youtube since then. Three weeks down the road, I have noticed several obvious things that improved my health and well-being: I sleep better, I feel less stressed, less anxious.

4 feel-good things to do this year

5 feel-good things to do this year

I read my post from January 2016 a couple of days ago and my excitement for the year ahead, back then made me smile. Considering, we had lost our dad two months before, my eagerness to move on as quickly as I could from the pain and grief, was a bit naive to say the least :-) 2016 was indeed a year of grief, acceptance and gratitude as we lost more loved ones and so did the rest of the world. I can feel this year has changed me though. I’m not sure if I have changed in a good or bad way but I certainly feel different with regular siesmic kicks from my inner child who seems keen to get out and live her life to the full. How about you!? How are you feeling a few days in 2017? Business wise, 2016 was a big transitional year too. Closing the chapter on 10 years of my life when I sold the e-shop, was a big thing but I’m glad to say that it remains one of my best …

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

2016 was a challenging, painful year for many people worldwide and close to us and sadly it’s not over for some but I’m absolutely convinced that we are turning a corner and here is what I wish for every single of you: * PEACE: To the risk of sounding like Miss World ????, I wish this world, our world…peace, love, understanding and gratitude and decent, honest, kind people in control of government matters. * HEALTH: To take care of yourself inside out by eating healthy whole foods and start exercising if you haven’t done it yet. Nobody is asking you to run a marathon but everyone can walk to work and it matters, you matter! * LOVE: To love yourself just the way you are because YOU are unique and beautiful. * COURAGE: to make your your dream comes true because believe me, you really can do this! * FORGIVENESS: To let go of things that hurt you & leave them where they belong…in the past. * RESPECT: To honour this planet we live on & make …

Weekend vibes

Weekend vibes | Beginning of December

Hi Guys, I can’t really say I’m in a fantastic shape at the moment. I’m in my 4th week of fighting this damn chest infection, which really leaves me exhausted physically. I sleep a good seven hours each night but feel like I had no sleep at all three hours after getting up. It is so frustrating… On one hand, my mind feels very alert, almost motivated enough to go for a run, while my body is saying “no way Jose” so I’ve decided to try to finish the year in one piece, take it as easy as much I can and keep my fitness cravings for the new year. The good news is that I have now received my new pair of glasses and I see things in focus so I have started editing the pictures I took of Aude last Summer in Hossegor (isn’t she beautiful!?) and took new ones of Florian over the weekend when he was teaching the kids to bodyboard (you can see more of them on People from the Sea). FINDING YOUR PASSION IS …

All the women in me are tired…

The positive-thinking me, the resilient me, the resourceful me, the mother in me, the one who thinks that the world can be a better place, the one who doesn’t believe in racism, violence and sexism, the one who still hopes, the one who believes in friendship and humanity, we are all tired… I wanted this year to be different, I wanted to end it on a positive note and I can feel that I’m heading into the same wall as these past few years…exhausted, depleted but with extra baggages: the burden of having lost a father, a beloved aunt and a close friend. And I’m not the only one to feel the pain…there was Brexit, Paris, Nice, the US elections, the earthquake in New-Zealand and it’s probably not over so here is what I’m going to do and not do these next couple of months… 1/ I’m not going to do any Christmas shopping guide on the blog. Granted, it will be a lost of income in affiliates links* but one of the reasons, I wanted to stop running the concept store …

Be so good that people can't ignore you

BE UNDENIABLY GOOD

I have been spending a lot of time with my camera these past few months. With progress comes compliments, inspiration, hopes and new dreams….