“Keep shining, you have a bright future ahead of you” #open-mind and open-heart

"Keep shining, you have a bright future ahead of you" #motivation Claire Samuel

Claire,

You are the most sensational, happy and brilliant person I got the chance to meet.

I know it is not easy to always stay that positive, but know that this good energy shines from you and inspires all of us.

Thank you for this inspiration, thank you for your authenticity.

Keep shining, you have a bright future ahead of you.

All the best dear,

Tom

This message has been written by an angel I got the chance to work with for a few months. Then, he went back to Lebanon. I loved him, but his heart was still bleeding from a recent heartbreak so he was unavailable.

However, how can I be sad when such angelic words were written to me? How could I not share with the world and help my sisters out there?

He was the first person I told about the rape. I have a whole chapter about him in my book.

Le noeud de la spirale

#Patriarchy: game over Interview with Chantal Revault d’Allones 2:2

#Patriarchy: game over Interview with Chantal Revault d'Allones 2:2 Claire Samuel

In the second part of the French interview, Chantal Revault d’Allones and I talk about how we are already past the domination and competition world. We already entered the area of cooperation and collaboration between human beings, women and men together. We are truly interdependent. If you read French, enjoy “Patriarcat : fin de partie“.

 

#Patriarchy: game over Interview with Chantal Revault d'Allones 1:2

#Patriarchy: game over Interview with Chantal Revault d’Allones 1:2

#Patriarchy: game over Interview with Chantal Revault d'Allones 1:2

In the first part of the French interview, Chantal Revault d’Allones and I talk about the way patriarchy or domination by men is a social construct through which humans have seen and thought the world for many centuries. Domination leads to violence, abuse and damage to the planet. If you read French, enjoy “Patriarcat : fin de partie” and the original interview that was done on YouTube in French.

#Patriarchy: game over Interview with Chantal Revault d'Allones 1:2

I love you, a beautiful book by Francesco Alberoni about #love and romantic passion

I love you, a beautiful book by Francesco Alberoni about #love and romantic passion Claire Samuel

I love how Francesco Alberoni, in his book “Je t’aime” (French edition), describes this point of non-return within loving attachment. Nothing is ever the same afterwards. This is why I am very cautious now when I feel I could fall in love with someone. I know that I cannot be true love if I hardly know the person.

There is four people instead of two within a relationship: lessons from the #book The mastery of love

There is four people instead of two within a relationship: lessons from the #book The mastery of love - Claire Samuel

May we stop trying to be the woman we thing our man wants. May we start being ourselves instead. May we be only two in a relationship, not four. To authenticity. To integrity. To love.

The mastery of love, A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz is an amazing book that I read several times.

#book review about domestic #violence “Power and Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers” by Sandra Horley

#book review about domestice #violence "Power and Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers" by Sandra Horley - Claire Samuel

I was recommended the book “Power and Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers“, by Sandra Horley, when I was granted a place in a refuge with my children. I am following-up of my post “Why abused women do not leave?” with this brilliant book. Written by a woman who knows what she is talking about, it helps everyone to understand the complexity of domestic abuse.

Why Maya Angelou is such an inspiration for us, my friends, my sisters

Why Maya Angelou is such an inspiration for us, my friends, my sisters

Still I rise“. Maya Angelou is like a mother to me. I highly recommend her books to any woman who wants to feel empowered and inspired. I read “Even the Stars Look Lonesome” many times and it always rings so true. Thank you Maya Angelou. Rest in peace. You are a mother for us all.