Laser #eye #surgery to correct myopia: my experience 5 years afterwards

Laser #eye #surgery to correct myopia: my experience 5 years afterwards Claire Samuel

I had laser eye surgery in 2013 to correct myopia. Previously, I had been wearing glasses since I was 9 years old. Feedback on the surgery and advice.

How to prevent being #manipulated ? By identifying our core needs and own desires – Thank you Teal Swan and may we listen to ourselves

How to prevent being #manipulated ? By identifying our core needs and own desires – Thank you Teal Swan and may we listen to ourselves Claire Samuel

Do not listen to yourself” and “What you say did not happen, it is not true.” used to tell me the manipulator. My friend, my sister, may we feel and express our emotions. Thank you Teal Swan for helping me to see more clearly in me.

Why do I give advice and share experience with #women only? #support

Why do I give advice and share experience with women only? Claire Samuel

A nice man kindly asked me the question on my YouTube channel Claire Samuel in English. I must admit that since I started sharing, I made the decision to offer resources and inspiration to women only. The reason is simple: I feel more useful by focusing on women only. However, I am aware that men need help too. Moreover, I am cutting my audience in half by choosing to ignore half of the population. Nevertheless, I felt in my heart a deep need for support, help and experience sharing between women only. My desire is to stay very far from competition between women, in order to reach a place where we share together, where we get stronger together and where each one of use can shine her unique and beautiful light. Consequently, I choose integrity and my deep intuition by assuming my choice. I have so much respect and admiration for men. I strive to become the best version of the woman I am while wishing joy, happiness and success to all of us, men and women. To you who kindly asked the question, thank you.

How to take care of a newborn’s brother or sister as well? #overwhelmed mummy

How to take care of a newborn's brother or sister as well? #overwhelmed mummy Claire Samuel

Meeting the first child’s needs when caring for a newborn is very challenging. I sometimes felt torn between the needs of my two children, even guilty towards my daughter because the new baby took most of my time. While I sometimes felt on the verge of collapsing, I was happy that nobody was breathing on my neck/telling me what to do. My days were a big roller-coaster of emotions, but I wouldn’t have traded my life for anyone else’s. At last I could feel useful by doing the most important job in the world: raising children, helping them turning into caring, autonomous and responsible human beings. Love to you all and a big hug to fellow hard-working mothers.

 

My best 5 safety tips for #babywearing on the go

My best 5 safety tips for #babyearing on the go Claire Samuel

Babywearing is one of the best tool for a happy mother and a calm baby. It is something you need to learn but it is not difficult. However, you must take safety into account. Always use your common sense and intuition.

  1. At first, you need help from others, then safe babywearing requires practice, practice, practice.
  2. When you tie the wrap, always make sure you are in a quiet place, without anybody who could disturb you or run into you. Also, I loved using a mirror to check that I had tie my wrap properly when I was carrying my baby on my back. Moreover, it helped me to always make sure my baby had enough space between her chin and her chest to breathe properly.
  3. We must avoid our baby’s chin falling on his body completely, as it can obstruct the respiratory ways.
  4. Obviously, be extra careful with doors because when you carry your baby, either on your front or on your back, you take more space.
  5. Lastly, I really recommend you keep your baby high enough on your chest so you can kiss her head. It will ensure you do not hurt your lower back by wearing your baby too low. Also, it is a nice way to check she is comfortable at all times.

PS: please use the contact form for babywearing private lessons if you need some help while I am still in Paris, France.

What to expect from our mind when we fast? Traumas can come back to the surface #fasting

What to expect from our mind when we fast? #fasting Traumas can come back to the surface Claire Samuel

Each time I have the chance to fast, my life took a major step forward. Faster. Like a blooming flower. I always had the feeling that two or three days of fasting, each time, made me take such a giant step towards a better and happier life. I come out of it more peaceful, with the feeling I have grown and learn. Beautiful things, opportunities and people appear in my life after a fast. Nevertheless, my friend, my sister, may we be ready to welcome the darkness, old fears and traumas we buried deep inside of us. Fasting is like a purification ritual which makes rise to the surface what we wanted to forget, so we can get free of them.

How to #fast more easily? Easy detox tips

How to #fast more easily? Easy detox tips Claire Samuel

Fasting allows the body to cleanse and regenerate itself. However, a fast does not mean your body has to go under duress. Of course, fasting with only pure water and herbal teas is highly beneficial. Nevertheless, I obtained good results by drinking liters of coconut water during some fasts. Naturally extremely sweet, coconut water, not milk, contains lots of electrolytes, which keep the body well hydrated. Moreover, I personally need some salt every day, to avoid getting low blood pressure. Therefore, I use Japanese miso paste to get enough salt. Miso is made with quality sea salt and fermented soya beans, barley or rice. Additionally, miso paste is full of probiotics, a lovely way to help our digestive system.

PS: check out “How to open a fresh coconut for single ladies (no particular arms muscles needed)?

 

I love you, a beautiful book by Francesco Alberoni about #love and romantic passion

I love you, a beautiful book by Francesco Alberoni about #love and romantic passion Claire Samuel

I love how Francesco Alberoni, in his book “Je t’aime” (French edition), describes this point of non-return within loving attachment. Nothing is ever the same afterwards. This is why I am very cautious now when I feel I could fall in love with someone. I know that I cannot be true love if I hardly know the person.

How to handle #rejection ? #relationships

How to handle #rejection ? #relationships Claire Samuel

I love watching Marie Forleo videos on youtube and she has an amazing message about rejection. She explains that “Each rejection brings you closer to success” (check out her Instagram account @marieforleo). It is true that many famous writers were rejected first. I totally get it and I teach to my children every day that, in life, one should never ever give up.

Today, I wonder if the same can be applied to romantic love. I used to be unable to handle rejection. The first time a man rejected me by not being available despite his words, I tried to commit suicide. With each rejection by men, I got better. A few years ago, I thought I would die when a man I loved left the country. Nevertheless, I chose to act differently this time. I turned on an amazing yoga video by Adriene called “Yoga For a Broken Heart – Unconditional Love“. I did it crying. I did it every day for a week. I felt transformed. The pain became bearable.

Recently, I met a man and thought there was a connection between us. He said he would keep in touch with me, but he didn’t. However, I am not falling to the ground in pain. I decide to shift my perspective. I wonder if the reason he is not writing to me is that he realized that his intentions were not very healthy and that he does not want to hurt me. Because he had quite deep conversations. Once again, being rejected does not mean that there was no love, it means that the other person is not ready nor good for us at this time. I feel like blessing him. I choose to take his rejection as an act of love and protection.

Why #bananas are good for us #benefits of bananas

Why #bananas are good for us #benefits of bananas Claire Samuel

When I arrived in the island of Djerba, Tunisia, I tasted the best mandarins ever. However, bananas do not grow in Djerba. For the first time in many years, I spend several days without eating any bananas. I have to admit I was quite hungry during these first days. I did not have any avocado either. After a quick trip to Houmt Souk, I came back with more than twenty delicious bananas and a generous quantity of Tunisian dates. Oh boy did it made a difference to my well-being! Suddenly, my digestion was back to normal, I had more energy and my mood lifted.

Bananas are not only absolutely delicious and sweet, but our body benefits greatly from their nutritional gems. One is lutein, an antioxidant which protect our eyes. The second is potassium, which helps magnesium to be better absorbed by the body.