After having lived for over seven years with my children in tiny studio flats, renting a house in which my kids will have their own room for the first time is a big achievement. In my book The Knot in the Spiral, I share how hard these years have been. More importantly, I share the techniques I used to rebuild my life. I rebuilt my life until I was able to rent a house with a bedroom for each of my kids.
I refuse to sacrifice myself for my children. I do not want them to carry on their shoulders the burden of guilt. When it comes to choosing a house to live in, I face a difficult choice between two places to rent.
I love the first house we visited, which is actually a ground floor flat, but I will choose the second one which is bigger. I am choosing to make it a priority to have space for the children. I am making this choice with all my awareness. I refuse to complain about this choice to my children in the future. I feel that these next five years with the children are very precious. I know they will fly away from the nest rapidly afterwards. I admit I prefer the first place, but I focus on the positive traits of the second one. Hence, I will get a garden to grow vegetables and the children can walk to school without having to cross a busy road.
- To cleanse the face: olive oil + bicarbonate of soda
- To rinse: organic apple cider vinegar
- To hydrate the face: simple organic face cream
- To hydrate the body: olive oil
- To brush the teeth: peppermint essential oil + bicarbonate of soda
- To treat a foot wart: oregano essential oil
More about natural homemade beauty products in the amazing and informative book Renegate Beauty by Nadine Artemis:
I use a Samsung A8 smartphone to record my videos:
How do I travel while staying raw vegan? I keep the following super foods in the drawers of my hotel room:
- Shelled hemp seeds
- Cacao nibs from RawLiving
- Maca powder
- Camu camu powder
- Klamath blue green algae
- Nori sheets
- Dehydrated seaweed like dulse flakes
- Celtic sea salt
My hemps seeds and magical powders come from Raw Living of course.
This is the end result, wrapping fresh veggies from the hotel buffet into a nori seaweed:
Tunisia my love, I love you so much. I admire your exquisite beauty and how you surround me with softness and safety. I love you even when I do not understand you. I love you even when you make me angry. Please forgive my ancestors who wronged you. Thank you for welcoming me into your arms.
Ho’oponopono is such a great way to relate to the world and to others. Here are some books about it:
– Ho’oponopono: The Hawaiian Forgiveness Ritual as the Key to Your Life’s Fulfillment:
– Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More:
– At Zero: The Final Secrets to “Zero Limits” The Quest for Miracles Through Ho’oponopono:
What is the common point between Marisa Peer and Jim Kwik? They both make us modify our habits as a way of keeping our brain young and sharp. It can be brushing our teeth with the unusual hand or traveling to use our skills to adapt and adjust to a new place. The aim is to widen our comfort zone while using our brain to keep it sharp.
A typical day as a single mother going on holiday with the children means joy and simplicity. I start my day by recording four videos for you my friend, my sister. Then, the kids have breakfast at the hotel, while I eat the fresh raw food I buy each morning at the market. Afterwards, we jump on the trampoline/rent bikes. We simply make the most of the beach, the small beach restaurants and the ever present beautiful sun. Yes indeed, a typical day as a single mother finishes early. However, I must confess that, even if I was only by myself or in a relationship, it would still be such a pleasure to go to bed early, take care of myself and wake up early the next day.