There is a French song which was popular in 1998 entitled “Laisse pas traîner ton fils” which could be translated as “Do not let your son hanging around“.
It made me thing of my son’s schoolteacher who called social services, thinking I was a bad mother because my son used to walk to the library and to the park by himself.
When I said my goodbyes to her at the end of the school year, she replied: “Do not let your son hanging around in the street“.
I am aware that her words come from good intentions.
In Tunisia when I arrived, my favorite storekeeper asked me why my children were not hanging around in the streets with the other kids.
Nobody is right, nobody is wrong. The way we decide to raise our kids has so much to do with mindset, culture and habits inherited from our parents.
However, my personal choice is to teach my children to “talk to strangers”, cross the road safely and as much autonomy as their age allows.
Being an overprotective mother seems as dangerous as letting a child “hanging around” in the street.
Things are not as they look.
People are not as we are told they are.
They are both better 😉
All is required is a mindset shift.
Embrace life. Love people.
It was all synchronicity, blessings and intuition.
One door closed yet another opened.
In the end, I got an amazing plant and met a man who prevented my children and I from being bitten by scorpions.
I have no idea if saging a home is working or not.
However, I love cultivating an open mind.
I was inspired to do a sage ritual by Dara Dubinet (@daramuse).
I also heard that Native Americans used sage to purify a place. Doing this ritual is a wink to the child I was, with a passion for Native Americans.
Irish moss or sea moss is a seaweed very rich in collagen. Its taste is neutral and it makes a great addition to smoothies.
Let’s prepare Irish sea moss together, step by step in this new video tutorial.
My Irish moss comes from Markus Rothkranz’ store and you can also find it on RawLiving.
Cucumbers, parsley, lemon and beetroot. Such an amazing combo to strengthen our blood and detox our body from toxins.
This beetroot raw vegan juice is perfect during and after our periods.
Amazing taste 😉
Compassion is gold. However, I feel uneasy whenever someone makes excuses for a violent behavior by saying they have suffered in their childhood for instance.
When I was a child, I was taught I had to tolerate some abuse because my mother suffered as a child.
I understood that abuse was to be excused whenever an adult acted from their wounded inner child.
Today, such a message makes me angry, especially when it is taught to my own child.