What are the 2 products I use to clean my #teeth ? natural #toothpaste

What are the 2 products I use to clean my #teeth ? natural #toothpaste

To clean my teeth, I use a drop of peppermint essential oil and a pinch of bicarbonate of soda (baking powder) on an electric toothbrush.

It is also possible to add coconut oil, as described in my video “How to make a #toothpaste and a face scrub using coconut oil?“.

I am grateful for the fantastic book by Nadine Artemis, Renegate Beauty, which is a great source of inspiration as regards natural beauty.

Of course, I recorded a review of Renegate Beauty on youtube “Renegate #Beauty – 10 #books to rebuild our life Series – 10“.

Advice for mothers when our #children feel bored

Advice for mothers when our #children feel bored

After one of my (French) Thursdays live streams on youtube and instagram (@clairesamuelenglish) in which I shared my anxiety as my son was getting bored while I made all these efforts to offer him the best life possible, some mothers sent me kind messages to comfort me.

Sophie wrote: “I really liked your live, practicing self-care while doing our best for our children… not an easy task and sometimes it makes us feel guilty, I too have a son who gets bored sometimes and I do not feel like playing with him either, so I guess if we assume our choices 100% without neglecting our child of course, then the child adapts, learns to deal with frustration and develops his/her imagination because sometimes boredom has a positive side, we cannot be always busy, let’s make room for dreaming and creativity“.

Sohalia wrote: “Getting bored is normal. He will find something to do and practice imagination. This is a necessary step. Do not feel guilty. And do not overstimulate him. Quite the opposite. They all have phases like that, sometimes short and sometimes longer.”

Then, the following day she wrote: “How are you feeling today? Do not take it too much to heart. If you do everything you can, it means the ball is in his field now. Be present for him by asking him to find something to do or to help you if he is too bored. He will find very soon.”

Christine wrote: “Hi Claire, I can so relate to you!!! Seeing our child get bored is very uncomfortable. I am a mother of three, they now are 19, 16 and 10 years old. I am not a playing mummy either and I used to feel very guilty, especially when my eldest was small. I felt it was a never-ending task: I was giving and it was never enough. With experience, I realized that children too need these time periods when they feel bored, to build their personalities, to develop their imagination, or brothers and sisters relationships. As adults, we also experience such moments. One tip I have for you is to invite him to help you to carry out a task/chores, sometimes they are happy or all of a sudden they magically do not feel bored anymore. I wish you a fantastic day. Christine

Nathalie wrote: “Whenever I see my children like that and when I did everything I could at the moment I did it, then I say to myself: “Trust him/her, he/she has everything in him/her. Allow him/her some time. Be patient.” After experiencing terrible conflicts with my younger daughter, this is the tip which allowed me to go through the storm. However, it does not suppress sadness nor despair, but we all know that nothing is permanent. Big kisses from another mum.”

#Rawvegan summer dip with zucchini and apple #recipe

#Rawvegan summer dip with zucchini and apple #recipe

For this delicious and refreshing summer dip, simply mix in your blender the following ingredients:

  • Zucchini
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Mint
  • Apples
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • A bit of water to mix everything.

Enjoy my friend my sister!

#Rawvegan summer dip with zucchini and apple #recipe

Which documents shall I bring to get a visa in Tunisia? long-term #travel

Which documents shall I bring to get a visa in Tunisia? long-term #travel

When you arrive in Tunisia, you have 3 months to apply for a visa or residency card.

You need to bring:

  • the form the police will give to you and copy of the same,
  • a tax payment of TND 150 and copy of the same,
  • 2 certified copies of your tenancy agreement,
  • a recent banking proof and copy of the same,
  • 2 copies of the first page of your passport,
  • 2 copies of the last page of your passport where the date of entry is shown,
  • 5 photos,
  • 1 stamp of TND 15 for the card,
  • 2 birth certificates if you have children.

Moreover, you will be asked some questions, to make sure you are trustworthy and serious in your application.

I do not talk about this #sayingno

I do not talk about this #sayingno

Whenever I meet someone, one question keeps coming back: “What about the man?

Of course I share my story with you my friend my sister. Thus, I even wrote The Knot in the Spiral to prevent you from falling into similar traps.

Nevertheless, I choose not to talk about that topic with the new people around me. I learn that saying “I do not talk about this” was a magical sentence to stop further questions, politely and kindly.

Welcome is the word I hear the most around me #heart

Welcome is the word I hear the most around me #heart

Since I arrived in my new country, the word I heard the most is: “Welcome”.

While I express gratitude for Tunisia, Africa, my new place of living, I invite you to welcome the strangers and the newbies you meet today.

How does it feel to have an #aloe vera at home (and use it)?

How does it feel to have an #aloe vera at home (and use it)?

One of my dreams recently came true: I own an aloe vera and it lives on my kitchen counter.

From time to time, I cut one of its leaves and use the pulp for smoothies or for my skin.

How does it feel to have an #aloe vera at home (and use it)?

How does it feel to have an #aloe vera at home (and use it)?