A typical day when I fulfill my #mission

A typical day when I fulfill my #mission

I love waking up early. This is freedom for me. 430 or 5 am is perfect. I take a shower, I start the washing machine then I practice self-care: yoga then meditation. Then, I record videos for you, each time in English and in French. By 730am, I wake up the children and help them get ready for school.

By the time they are at school, I work on my websites, before preparing and savoring my unique meal of the day (I do intermittent fasting). Thanks to my burnout and the subsequent career change I made, my son can come back home at lunch time. Thus, he does not have to go to school lunches, where children are forced to eat, whether they are hungry or not. Early afternoon, I follow Roberto Blake’ good advice and do a power nap to maintain my creative juices and cognitive capacities until evening. Each day, I have some errand to run, mostly grocery shopping, and it allows me to enjoy sunshine and fresh air. I like to do a bit of yoga in the afternoon as well, usually a 20-minute-sequence with Yoga With Adriene on YouTube.

My son comes back early from school and, for the first time since many long years, I am there. I am present, even though I do not play directly with him but I work on the computer. It feels very good not be trapped at the office until 11 pm, stressing for my children. I only eat one meal a day, so I prepare a meal for my son in the early evening. I love going to bed early, like 830 / 9pm.

PS: my mic is Rode smartlav +:

Rode SmartLavPlus Microphone lavalier I love the quality of this microphone and this is the one I use everyday

Which gear do I use to record videos? One way of doing it #equipment

Which gear do I use to record videos? One way of doing it

Create my friend, my sister! Creating is a way of rebuilding our life. On a practical point of view, this is an example of what gear can be used to start recording youtube videos:

I use the smartphone Samsung A8 after years of using a small low quality phone. I can see the difference it makes. I invested in the Samsung Galaxy A8 especially to record youtube videos and take beautiful photos for my Instagram account @clairesamuelenglish.

samsung galaxy A8

I love the quality of this microphone and this is the one I use everyday:

Rode SmartLavPlus Microphone lavalier I love the quality of this microphone and this is the one I use everyday

This mic is for face to face interviews:

Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser microphone for the interviews face to face

 

What do you want me to talk about for you my friend my sister? My #mission is to help women

What do you want me to talk about for you my friend my sister? My #mission is to help women

My friend, my sister, I record videos for you because my mission is to help women, all women. Which playlists/categories do you prefer? Do you have questions for me? I will do my very best to answer you.

If you read French, my book is for you and know that I am nearly finished with proofreading the English version.

Le noeud de la spirale

You are not broken nor damaged my friend, my sister – the story of the #vase

You are not broken nor damaged my friend, my sister - the story of the #vase Claire Samuel

My mother once offered me a vase looking like crumpled paper saying: “It is crumpled like your life is“. I had just escaped from abuse.

However it is not my truth and it is my mission, my friend, my sister, to tell you that you are not broken nor damaged.

Whatever happened in the past, we came out of it alive and we can be proud to have overcame so many obstacles.

We could say that we are like a broken vase but which parts were glued together with gold (the Japanese art of Kintsugi). We are even more beautiful and stronger than the version of ourselves before the trauma happened.