Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Inspirational

Inspirational

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

Forrest Gump Life Story

"My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.'”-Forrest We all have a little Forrest Gump inside ourselves. I know what you are thinking; a little slow, and not so smart, right. What I mean is an eternal child within; the pure and magical part of us that sees things with wonderment,...

Aha! Moments

    Careful what you wish for! Working through my issues during a sabbatical, a piece of my past explains why deep down I can move to France with ease. How did we end up in France?  Of course, we are following our dreams and inspiring people to put family first. I hope we are examples of pursuing happiness. However, I am talking about...

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...

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Year End Concert

http://youtu.be/0E7NKSMCZYE   Who doesn't love Freddie Mercury  and the uber famous song Bohemian Rhapsody. It reminds me when I first saw Wayne's World when Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey head bashed to the tune, typical 80's style, as they drove along in their beater car. So when Sally, our choir director, asked me to sing a solo part during our choir performance,...

Have You The Courage to Dream?

It isn't always easy to follow your dreams. To step outside of what society says we should do or be and change our life to what we have always dreamed it could be, is harder than sticking to your current plan. But if you move out of your comfort zone to go after the life you have always desired, you could find life...

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...

Ditched 9-5:00 for Europe Adventure

Where is my, and they live happily ever after?
A couple ditched their 9-5:00 jobs years ago to travel with their kids, move to southern France and they explain how they did it. In February 2011, Alfonz came home from a stressful day of work. They just went through a full year of tragedy, losing an uncle to a heart attack, a stepfather after a liver transplant that...

Erwana’s Story – ESL & Dyslexia

ESL classes in France
IF A CHILD CAN’T LEARN THE WAY WE TEACH, MAYBE WE SHOULD TEACH THE WAY THEY LEARN. MICHAEL J. FOX Our family has been hosting French kids in our home for four year now between private lessons with the kids in our village and as a Linguistic Sejour. We have had nearly 200 students through our home in that time. We...

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...

Age of Aquarius and Happiness

world peace through the age of Aquarius
'Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.' Deepak Chopra After class today I thought, wow, what an awesome time in world history we live in! I asked a group of students between...