Happy 2017

Happy New Year from Claire Samuel
Sending you love for the new year from Cabo Verde

My sister, my friend,

I wish you a very happy new year. Please know that we can make a fresh start anytime, even if we failed 1 000 times beforehand. Each failure brings us closer to success.

My sister, my friend, the time has come for me to give to you. The time has come to express myself because it is a duty. You deserve to know that I am a living example of transcending abuse. I will be raw and honest with you. I used food to fill a void inside me and physical exercice to punish myself. Today I feel so full of self love that I enjoy much food while staying fit. Today I feel so happy that physical exercice is a reward. I came to France years ago with no job, no money and no place to live, having two kids to raise by myself. Today I just came back from Cabo Verde. I went there all by myself with the kids. It is a dream coming true.

My sister, my friend, I commit to give you all I learned. I hope you can get some useful tips. Leave what does not serve you and make the most of what helps.

Everything is possible.

Sending you love from Cabo Verde

Raw vegan sushi rolls

I tried Fully Raw Kristina’s sushi rolls. I was able to get:

  • cauliflower for the “rice”
  • red bell pepper
  • carrots
  • cucumber
  • mango
  • avocado
  • red cabbage

I didn’t use two nori sheets per roll as Kristina does because I found the rolls are already quite big to eat.

It was delicious! Thank you so much Kristina for sharing, lots of love to you. Please go and Watch Kristina’s video here.

raw vegan sushi rolls
raw vegan sushi rolls

Appointment with my daughter’s teacher

I feel sad. Welcome sadness, I see you, I feel you. I know you will go away if I acknowledge you.

This morning at 8am sharp, I had an appointment with my daughter’s teacher. The issue was homework. I was told by the teacher I needed to follow my daughter’s homework more closely.

I feel overwhelmed. I am just managing to have a clean home and food on the table. My work schedule as of January will be 9am to 9pm or later. I am doing this to be able to make us all live in our 1 bedroom flat I adore and eating that beautiful and nourishing food. OF course I cannot explain to the teacher that as a single mother of two I have to work very hard. I cannot explain that getting the kids out of the house on time, clean and well fed is a victory in itself.

I want you to know that you are not alone. I do understand you. I send you my love. Let’s stay strong.