For the first time in my life I rent a house -Tunisia 2:3

For the first time in my life I rent a house -Tunisia 2:3

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.

the knot in the spiral by claire samuel

 

 

My heart is torn between 2 houses or conscious choice #integrity and positive education -Tunisia 1:3

My heart is torn between two houses or consciously choosing #integrity and positive education Living in Tunisia 1:3

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.

 

 

 

Secret natural #beauty ritual in my hotel room

Secret natural #beauty ritual in my hotel room

  • 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:

renegate beauty

I use a Samsung A8 smartphone to record my videos:

samsung galaxy A8

The secret drawer of my hotel room #rawvegan

The secret drawer of my hotel room #rawvegan

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.

RawLiving Raw Living superfood store

This is the end result, wrapping fresh veggies from the hotel buffet into a nori seaweed:

The secret drawer of my hotel room #rawvegan

 

Tunisia my love I love you Please forgive me Thank you #Ho’oponopono

Tunisia my love I love you Please forgive me Thank you #Ho'oponopono

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:

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:

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:

At Zero The Final Secrets to Zero Limits The Quest for Miracles Through Ho oponopono

What is the link between our brain, travels and habits? Thank you Marisa Peer and Jim Kwik

What is the link between our brain, travels and habits? Thank you Marisa Peer and Jim Kwik Claire Samuel

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.

Marisa Peer Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day

A typical day with the children in Algarve, Portugal #singlemum holiday

A typical day with the children in Quarteira, Portugal #single mum holiday

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.