Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Inspirational

Inspirational

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

Santiago de Compostela Way

  "Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest on the roadside inns. He marches directly to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination." Swami Sivananda My mobile kept dropping the call from the tourist office but I was nearly home. From the corner of my eye I saw a character straight from one of my favourite...

Are we in Midlife Crisis or Pursuing Happiness?

Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package. Keanu Reeves When people hear our story about how we sold it all to move across the world searching for happiness, many called it our "midlife crisis". I decided to write about how I feel about their knee jerk...

Happy 40th Birthday – 40 Before 40 List Complete

December 14th is my 40th birthday, and I dedicated the last year of my thirties to complete a wishlist of things I want to do before turning the big four-oh! My list changed, evolved, and grew as I went through the process of completing 40 activities. I wanted to push myself outside my comfort zone to try different things,...

Montessori versus French Schools

Immersion program in Hungary Angol Otthon Itthon
We need to give our children roots and wings... As a Canadian expat the biggest adjustment as a parent was placing my Montessori reared children into French public school. Complete polar opposites when it comes to education, the differences are not just in methods of execution but also the core principles. Canadian schools have been on the top ten list of schools in...

Resolutions 2014- Strive for Perfection

Hamori, Eva singing debut Sud de France
New Years Resolutions 2014- Strive for Perfection! 'I pledge to take my fitness, gardening, writing, teaching, cooking, singing, volunteer work and photography to a whole new level.' #1 Strive for Perfection What is perfection other than an unobtainable idea, yet we all strive for it. The idea if we work hard enough at something we will eventually be the best at it....

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...

21 Day Pursuing Happiness List

Do one thing off this list each day, and see if you feel happier after 3 weeks. Or try to keep as many up as you can and check in at the end to see if it makes a difference to your happiness level. #1 Drink A Glass Of Wine In The Afternoon Obviously make sure you don't have to get...

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...