Saturday, January 25, 2020
Inspirational

Inspirational

This is where I babble about my silly epiphanies, my random thoughts and my aha moments.

Three Year Anniversary Since Leaving Vancouver Canada

Eva & Alfonz Canadian Expats in France
Wow, how time flies. August 2nd was the three year anniversary of our family leaving Canada to pursue happiness in the intoxicating dream continent of Europe. I know, people still think we are a little crazy. I assure you, however, if we are crazy, we are very happy in this state of mind. Moving away from family and friends is not for the faint...

Four years as Expats in France

2015 Hamori family photo
Happiness, gladness or joy is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. My life is dedicated to find my personal sources of happiness. To know what I love and not to...

Bellowing Budapest in Winter

Blue Danube River Budapest
https://youtu.be/g0Qwb9AGEko First of all, Alfonz made this lovely video about our first few days in Budapest Hungary! <3 <3 <3 this talented man! What does Christmas mean to me? Hungarian Christmas for us means celebrating on the 24th, walking through the lit up streets and peeking into the decorated windows the week before and after Christmas buying ourselves the things we don't...

An Ode to Girlfriends – What Men Can’t Do

the importance of good friends
Men are good at many things. Changing light bulbs, opening pickle jars and wine bottles, killing insects, filling the gas tank, washing the car, playing the tough parent role, buying and lifting the heavy items at the grocery store, unloading the car, grilling on the BBQ, fixing the engine and a clogged toilet and running out for the items...

Exodus Vancouver – Shallow Breathing

expat Eva explores spain
When you own your own breath no one can steal your peace. Author Unknown When I lived in Kits between lives, I took up yoga. It was there that I learned to master the full Yogic breath. You start to inhale slowly as much as you can, hold for a moment, and then inhale a wee bit more. Feel the breath completely fill...

A Promising Spark – Perhaps There is Light

picture perfect La Fount Del Bosc
  Promising Starts After crying the blues about the system, when I was nearing the end of my rope, that’s when it all falls into place. I managed to accomplish something today that made me very proud of myself. I went alone to the doctors. Over the past two years; Alfonz, Mallory or Anne would tag along to talk for me. I used...

HGTV & the Hamori family leave Capestang

House Hunters International film crew
  Lucky in the Languedoc of France Home and Garden Channel This was the TV promotions blurb about our family's TV debut on House HUnters International. I cannot believe it was in 2012, but as the world turns, it looks like we will be doing another TV show about our move from Capestang France to Budapest Hungary! Stay tuned, and we will...

Do You Believe in the Super Natural?

is there life beyond the grave?
                DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL? Definition : Supernatural - a force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature I have told this story a thousand times, usually drunk with no inhibition. Now, I am not a pusher of ideas or necessarily a believer, just open to any possibility. -- --------------------------------- A long time ago now, thirteen years to be exact, at a...

Thank god Grandpa isn’t here to see this

When I think about my grandfather's life it seems the perfect time to have been alive. He was born in 1911, and died at 96 year of age nearly witnessing the entire 20th century. He was my favourite person, quietly strong, knowledgeable and always kind to me even when I wasn't perfect. He was a small town...

Pour vivre heureux, vivons caches

Hidden life, happy life
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. ~Harold Coffin   Envy is the emotion you feel when you measure yourself up to the idea of what another person may be and you fall short. Not to be mixed up with jealousy which is feeling a sense of loss when someone’s attention is turned away from...