Why we need to test things out (life together) before committing to a #relationship

Why we need to test things out (life together) before committing to a #relationship

It sounds obvious but it is worth testing life together before committing to someone.

I went to live abroad with a man who was uttering amazing promises, but with whom I had never tested life as a couple under one roof.

After two months, I was already ready to have a baby.

I left my friends, my habits, my little Parisian world to live with him far away. I do not want you to live the same.

What’s the secret to avoid falling into the trap? Observe the acts and ignore the beautiful words.

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

I have so much gratitude towards my neighbor who kindly invited the children and I on a road trip to Thoiry, France.

I asked him what it was like to live next door to a single mum of two lively kids.

I share beautiful photos from Thoiry animals below. This is a zoo unlike others, where you can drive through the wild animals, zebras, giraffes, bears, wolves and many others.

Seeing animals feels somewhat magical. Personally, I am never in contact with animals. Maybe this will change in Tunisia. Maybe I’ll have a cat, who knows? It is said that it is the animal which chooses us. What do you think?

Meanwhile, please visit Thoiry zoo if you go to France. The children loved it so much.

A big black bear just outside the car:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

The whole lion family:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Mister Zebra I respect you:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

So close:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

So much grace:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Even a white wolf!

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

The pretty giraffes:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

Thank you Thoiry zoo!

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

My favorite picture:

Thoiry #zoo in France and what does it feels to live next door to a single mom?

 

 

Why is it important to say things in front of people? (not behind their back) #sincerity

Why is it important to say things in front of people? (not behind their back) #sincerity

I am moving to Tunisia but I am not going to invite at my new place all the people I know in Paris.

Indeed, some masks fell to the floor recently. I realized that some people in my circle talked about me behind my back.

I can understand that they do not share my opinions and mindset, notably about me moving abroad. However, sincerity is a golden value.

So I chose to invite at my new place my friend A. instead. When I went to see her at her place, the children were very loud and misbehaved a lot. She did not want me to come back with them. Was I angry at her? No, I was relieved that she was telling me the truth.

I trust her so much now. I know she will share the truth, even when it is not pleasant.

Sincerity towards others is great but it is also important to cultivate sincerity towards ourselves. Sincerity brings lightness and freedom.

Why our ability to express is a gift #notgranted

Why our ability to express is a gift #notgranted

Recently I bit my tongue so hard that I could hardly speak. Probably magnesium deficiency. I will add more raw cacao to my diet.

Anyway, it taught me not to take my ability to speak whenever I want for granted.

Your voice matters my friend my sister. Please do not take your ability to speak for granted. Freedom of speech did not always exist. Knowing how to express yourself in multiple languages is a true gift; use it.

I am grateful, for my mic and for my phone. I am grateful for youtube for being a free platform which enriches my life so much.

How to stay alive when everything falls apart? #hanginthere

How to stay alive when everything falls apart? #hanginthere

Whenever I experience so much sadness that it is as if my whole body is in pain, I look for one part of my body which is pain free.

Very often, I choose one finger. I feel how in this one finger, no pain is present.

This exercise can be done on a more subtle way.

What is good and positive in your life? However small, if you can find one little good thing in your life, focus on it. Let it be a support to feel better about yourself.

Let it grow as you focus on it. Let it be the starting point to a better life. Pain does not last my friend my sister. You deserve happiness and joy. Hang in there. Blessings.

What’s in my #fridge ? Spring summer in Paris France

What's in my #fridge ? Spring summer in Paris France

When I live in Paris, France, my fridge is full of:

  • lettuces
  • oranges
  • ready meals for the children
  • fresh young Thai coconuts
  • fresh herbs: cilantro, dill and mint
  • sprouted seeds
  • fresh scallions
  • bell peppers
  • dates
  • olive oil and
  • rice milk for the children

I will do another what’s in my fridge when I am in Tunisia my friends!

What's in my #fridge ? Spring summer in Paris France

What's in my #fridge ? Spring summer in Paris France