November 13, 2019- Watching “Hamilton”, in London and rediscovering passion

Hello November,

and welcome back to passion! I just watched “Hamilton”, the musical, from the front row, and I was impressed with these characters’ passion, and the actors’ game.

These people were living and dying with purpose, which is something I need in my everyday life, or I need to rediscover. There are many great purposes out there, and purposes I believe in, so it’s time to say something.

All the rest, is for people who are not lovers.

In the first sense of the word.

I also found myself in a strange place.

Being invited by someone who didn’t know what exactly he wanted.

I know what I want.

And that, is a man with passion and conviction

A way to fall in love

November 13, 2019- Knowing how not to get affected by childhood dynamics

Hello November,

how is it that our parents have a way to get into us that other people don’t? Somehow, feelings become magnified when something is related to them. All the childhood memories, wounds, happy moments become activated.

When it’s good, it’s great.

I mean, not everyone has a chance to grow up with parents who take care of them as kids, so, having experienced that is a blessing in itself.

Still, we are all human beings and parents are also human. The best of them can also instil feelings of guilt on something, or not being good enough or worthy of X, Y and Z.

And then we might find partners or other people who reinforce this dynamic as we grow.

So what to do when we catch ourselves there?

It’s important to say: STOP and rewind.

Is this playing the same old film?

What if I step out and refuse to be part of it?

That’s what I do.

I step out for coffee.

I write in my blog.

I am not responsible for my parents’ happiness or unhappiness.

I may contribute, but it’s their life also.

And I can’t take the blame for anything that seems not to work.

Or for anything that does.

Let’s do the best I can.

And forgive them, and forgive myself for not being perfect.

And thank them, and thank me for who we are.

I likes this one :

When You’re Hard on Yourself: Replace Guilt with Self-Compassion

November 11, 2019- Happy and Creative Birthday with a Good Feeling Spa

Hello November,

hello my birthday month, I am grateful for being here, on this planet, in London, this century, in a hair salon right now!

It was about time apparently, according to a prep friend who commented that I start looking like a hippie, with two months dark racine coming out of my otherwise ginger hair.

Despite anything, it is so great to be around, and I want to make plans again, to have objectives and to go for them!

Writing a play is on the top of the list, releasing feelings that have been bottled up.

Making beautiful fireworks!

And the everyday commitments?

There is time for them also.

The most important thing is to say, hello Beautiful, maybe you made mistakes, or you run into roadblocks, you shed tears, but you also succeeded, loved, been loved, and all this adventure has been quiet inspiring!

What would I want for the next step?

A Spa of feelings, where you are receiving extra treatment for feelings, enveloped in a warm, and light, and pampering glow of LOVE!

LOVE is the best feeling SPA, and it’s like money and energy, it needs to circulate.

So, for the next step, a Good Feeling Spa, for me and all the real and virtual friends!

Brands should be smarter about "Happy Birthday" promotions.

November 7, 2019- Challenges and how to raise up to meet them: NaNoWriMo

Hello November,

I have arrived tired, and I feel that small or bigger things happening are pushing me around. I don’t come up as confident in the new job, and I lose my calm.

Add to that the seasonal flu, and you get the picture.

So, how do I face this? I try for something, it looks overambitious and misses the point.

Who should I talk to?

To begin with, I need my energy, or my Chi to get circulating again.

How about breathing?

Breath in and breath out.

How am I going to give myself a break?

The thing is, when we need one, we usually don’t have it.

Then, how do we create the right space?

By creative writing of course.

NaNoWriMo, this is the writing month after all.

But I want to write a play instead of a novel.

Let’s see how it goes.

I have the idea already.

And the characters.

Maybe in between, I can go back to my question.

How about doing something right now?

November 1st, 2019- Beginning new adventures

Welcome November!

I went out for a walk this morning, thinking that letting go of some things makes space for new ones to come. Yes, some old and comfortable clothes with memories feel so difficult to part with, but it’s also possible to accept that we can be equally or more happy with new ones arriving.

And these new clothes might bring new aspects of ourselves, ready to express themselves out there!

I love this automne colours and the mysterious winter somewhere in the distance.

So, I am ready for new adventures, and I want to fill in my imaginary and real journal with rich experiences, love and success in growing. With many different ways to enjoy every minute.

And by thinking of long term goals and not just of day to day things to accomplish.

And art is a way of living after all, let’s put that to practice!

Orange leaves on trees in Richmond Park, London, in autumn

https://londonist.com/london/great-outdoors/autumn-trees-red-orange-leaves-walks-london

September 4, 2019- Back to London!

Dear September,

can you believe it? I am back to London, I almost pinch myself because this was not very likely the past few months. And yet, here I am, crossing the Waterloo bridge. Funny isn’t it?

For a French person, a Waterloo is a defeat or a failure, but for the British people, it’s a victory.

On either side, if you cross a defeat or failure, it’s Victory and Success that you meet.

Having the courage to go to the other side means a lot in itself.

So here I am to the victorious side of the equation, having crossed deserts and rivers, seeing both sides of the equation.

A new adventure begins!

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May 3, 2019-21 days for results- day 1

Dear May,

I have 21 days to fulfil my purposes. Starting from today, after a latte. I have received a negative answer from a job application I was interested in. And then, here I am, again, after having overindulged in cookies and cake during the last weeks, after an Easter and May 1st.

There is something to do, so let’s do it right away. I feel again that I have been running behind something that is escaping. I might have tried in the wrong way. How would I concentrate?

I probably need some help and a change of strategy.

Let’s see what is the recipe for a miracle creation in May.

Le printemps est là !

https://www.rtl.fr/actu/insolite/equinoxe-de-printemps-l-hiver-se-termine-le-20-mars-en-2016-7782451783

February 14, 2019- Celebrating or not St-Valentin at the Manchester Cat Café

Happy St Valentine February!

And just in case you don’t feel like celebrating, there is the option of the Cat Café where you can be in love or out, grumpy or happy, but you will find a cat to fit with your special mood of the day!

And to share feelings while admiring it of course!

The Cat Café, a must in Manchester and not only, where if you respect the rights of cats, such as not to be disturbed while sleeping, not to hold them in your arms and not to feed them milk or human food, but you are also allowed to share their company.

And for 12 pounds an hour, you have free drinks and cakes.

Cat café, cat tree, cat love 🙂

https://catcafe.co.uk

January 5, 2019- How to focus on the Essential

Hello January,

Time is money they say, but most of all, Time is LIFE. Time doesn’t come back, so if I want to live it to the fullest, I need to start doing it right now.

Spending time on job applications is not exactly productive. Instead, I can start producing more, and leave that for a part of my day.

How about reading meaningful books, spending time with people we love, and doing something for the community?

Apparently, Success is something you attract by the person you become.

So let’s become a person who is giving light instead of looking how to get something.

Let’s be meaningful and not just strategic!

Let’s create more!

KEEP CALM AND FOCUS  ON THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION  Poster

January 4, 2019-Happy New Year!!! Shaking off the New Year’s Eve Blues

Welcome, January 2019!!!

Let’s get lucky this year!

I was partying on the 31st and 1st and I needed a day to recover. Plus, on the 3rd I had to go back to my everyday life where I found some of the things that haven’t been dealt with in 2018, which made it more difficult to land back into real life.

So, yes, I have an after party blues, where I need to wake up to adult life after having eaten chocolate, written letters to Santa Claus and almost kissed an old flame who appeared in my life… from Italy!

So, 2018 has been quite a year and I am happy to see that I am still standing! I am grateful for all the friends who helped me out and I would like to say sorry to those I let down when some of my plans crumbled and crashed.

Have I learnt anything from this?

But now that I wake up as a full-grown up adult with a child’s heart, I decided to do a 10-year life plan like this one, or I could make one for myself:

  1. To create something every day
  2. To learn something every day
  3. To offer something
  4. To enjoy something or someone
  5. To boost my self-esteem which was bruised by the end of 2018
  6. To follow my heart

 

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