November 9, 2017- Instinct, Wishful thinking and Logic: How to make decisions

Hello November,

well, a friend asked me how I see things in London. Am I making any progress in terms of jobs? What is to be overconfident, realistic or having a good instinct for things?

Am I insisting on a course of action because I am just unwilling to be a realist?

Am I doing something different?

Have I asked anybody’s feedback?

Well, I actually did.

I need to go where other people can’t, or won’t.

And, to publish where it is possible to publish, instead of waiting for a perfect publishing. house.

More could be better.

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/how-to-make-the-right-decision-how-to-decide/all

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October 31, 2017- Halloween origins and reasons to celebrate

Hello October,

Halloween is around the corner, and although it was not in my tradition to celebrate it, I looked around for information. Apparently, the origins go back to the ancien Celts, so it is well rooted in the UK where I happen to live right now.

Something I could relate with? Apparently, for the Celts, November 1st was New Year’s Eve, and something is dying for something else to be born, as winter is coming.

So I take it as a new beginning, and a day with mystery and magic, which I rather enjoy.

Especially with a nice desert and with a glass of wine.

At least I am waiting to see what my friends have in mind, who will celebrate it tonight and invited me over!

February 26, 2017- How to expand Time: speed up by slowing down

Hi February,

apparently Hermione Granger received a gift in order to expend time in one of Harry Potter’s books, but is there another way?

So that I feel relaxed and people come to me and say when did you do all these things? You are in advance and so productive! You have Time for fun and Time to work. And all this with a smile. It is as if your day had twice as many hours and in the end, you are calm, full of energy and happy.

That is what they would say.

Now how do I get There from Here?

Here is some advice I found googling this topic:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gabrielle-bernstein/meditation_b_4432223.html

January 14, 2017- Past, Present and Future selfs

Hello January,

When I visit my hometown, I am usually torn between my past, present and future self.

The past self, is what people used to know me for. It is a powerful self, because they have not followed through the changes I went through. There are things I might have not liked of this self, at the time. It could be that I have been shy.

And then, if I stay too long in one place, I feel that I betray my future self. Especially when I grow out of the image others see me for there. So I need to go to this new place where I can reinvent myself.

The old self could be great, but I might have disagreed with the public persona, others shared for me. For example, if I have been this shy kid, I might want to go places where I will be known for my adventurous spirit and exploits.

And if this is the case, I might again need to move on and also be known as someone who is bonding and member of a community.

Is there a best place? Is there Homme?

Homme can be everywhere, if it allows us to have been, to be and to continue becoming, exploring, loving, developing, independently of age.

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Conversations about change: Future Self (5/6)

July 11, 2016: When the going gets tough the tough get going

Hello July

I realise you are a very demanding month, the last two years I find myself organising summer art exhibitions and there is always a last-minute cancellation to fill in everybody’s nerves tense, and still… will pull it through…

So should I let myself stress? I try different solutions… after all, these summer exhibitions haven’t changed my life in a spectacular way… they contribute to the path I have taken, but there is not this one moment which determines everything… I guess there is always a possibility to change, to correct, …

This is what I tell myself, it is a marathon we are running for success, so the most important thing is to stay fit and continue running … not to sprint for 100 meters and then fall down breathless…

June 25 and 26, 2016: Love for Europe brings love

Hello June,

yes, this idea of the UK out of Europe kind of shook me as other Europeans, Londoners and pro-remain people.

But there was an interesting side-effect: this common concern brings people together. You see a gorgeous guy sitting next to you at the café, pub, … grieving for the loss … you join in with your grief to seek some kind of comfort… feeling the need to share emotions.

Is it a problem that he is a gorgeous blond with blue eyes? I didn’t even pay attention as the topic was so important… well he is working for a news program and he wanted to see how the other Europeans took it… so here I am today having coffee with him…

Will this collective emotion translate into something more personal?

It is hard to know right away; let’s see if we will meet again for drinks and more analysis!

https://i2.wp.com/thinkfuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/male-actors-with-dark-blonde-hair.jpg

 

March 31rst, 2016: day 40 out of 60 day challenge-Detoxing again

Hello March,

yes, I haven’t had any coffee or sugar- almost since yesterday afternoon. I guess the 3 coffees I had in the morning decided me to act. Now, I only ate salads and lentils from the Organic store next door. And a healthy orange-apple juice.

Do you think I can resist long enough? We will see. I thought two days is a good period of time to begin with. In any case, I don’t want it to fill like a punishment.

I thought that I deserve to take it slow and to recenter myself instead of stressing that with my book publication I left behind the current affairs in London.

I can do it! But I need to show myself some kindness in order to be effective.

After all, tomorrow is my 2 year Blog Anniversary and I want to celebrate!

YOU-app with Jamie Oliver Review: Self-help one ‘micro-action’ at a time

March 5, 2016-day 33 out of 60 day challenge: Love Again!

 

Hello March, the title is ment both as an incentive to fall in Love yet another time, for those who are out of love, but also, speaking of Love again, after the Valentine’s amorous period.

I don’t know exactly where I stand myself, regarding love feelings. At least that is what I have told my “compatriote” from the South of France who happened to be passing by for business purposes. We went out for a drink to catch up since he is returning to France tomorrow.

He told me how lucky he feels, to be In Love again, so soon after having broken up from a former girlfriend. They had been together for years, and despite feelings of love, they didn’t see life in the same way. It was mostly her decision and a month ago we were still speaking of his ex and his feeling of loneliness. Now, his face was shining. The new person in his life is someone he had already met through a group of friends. He thinks there is a connexion between them she is the “one”.

But this was not the first time I heard a love story today. This is why I say, Love Again.

This time, it is the love affaire of a woman who should be about 75 year’s old. She is an old school teacher with whom I have kept in touch. She told me that when she met her husband at University, in her early twenties, he was in a rock band: she fell in love instantly. They were still together until he passed away, last year. And the last time I saw them together, they seemed to be a loving couple, and two wonderful people.

I don’t know if my first friend is right about his new partner. I hope he is. But I would definitely like to end up in a couple as the one of my former school teacher.

Do you think we can fall in Love Again? And are there Love Stories that last a life-time?

 

http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3754438

March 2, 2016: day 31 out of 60 day challenge- to New Beginnings

 

Welcome March!

thank you for giving me such a busy first and second day that I only get a chance to blog at almost 1.00 in the morning London time.

What have I been doing? To begin with, I spent the last two nights -or days working on my manuscript. And, I have to admit I am a night-bird.

So I had a dilemma concerning the challenge I put to myself.

Between us, what do you think: should I start all over my 60 day challenge because I didn’t report to you the last few days, or continue from where I left it?

I will continue because I feel that things advanced a lot in the last few days.

So, I will go on.

A New Beginning is like the first day of the Month.

We can put a benchmark and start again.

It we are less than perfect, it is ok if we keep walking 😉

Fresh Start | The Only Yoga Podcast

http://healthymoving.com/podcast/episode-4-fresh-starts-podcast/

 

 

February 29, 2016: A special day of the 60 day challenge: Seize the Day!

Hello and good buy dear February,

thank you for this extra day and I promise to make the most of this time-gift 🙂

Even if you start late, there is still time to change mood, to create a beautiful memory, to make an important call, to kiss someone 🙂

I found this beautiful journal with a special message for this bonus day:

http://www.ecojot.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30413#.VtRDMOZe820