How yoga changed my life or interview with Sarah

How yoga changed my life or interview with Sarah

What a pleasure to welcome Sarah today my friend my sister.

Sarah has a website, she is on instagram and youtube.

How do you change your life?

Sarah and I are both former lawyers. So we start with the burning question: how do we go from lawyer to yoga teacher?

Sarah recommends two ingredients: patience and courage, keeping in mind that the goal is the path not just the destination.

How long can you make a living from your passion?

I am aware that many aspiring entrepreneurs ask themselves this question: when can I make a living?

Personally, I’ve been working hard to create the best content possible for almost 4 years and I can’t make a living from it yet (with my two children in our studio flat). The original goal was to express myself in order to heal. Concretely, I share because it makes me feel good. I tell myself that if I bring value to others, I will be rewarded in some way and able to support my family.

So I would like to ask Sarah the question for all women who want to be able to make a living from their passion quickly.

Sarah is still not living off her passion today. She recommends starting before you’re ready, really believing it, and having that deep conviction that you have what it takes to do it.

I mentioned Pat Flynn during the video and his “Teach other people everything you know” t-shirt.

Why did you choose yoga?

What can yoga do for a woman who has never done yoga? What can regular and more intense practice change in the life of a woman who already practices yoga from time to time?

I am a big fan of regularity and have felt a lot more sensations and benefits since doing yoga every day, for 7 years now. Maybe deepening yoga allows you to discover new parts of us? unsuspected capacities of our body? parts of our soul that we had forgotten?

For Sarah, yoga sits between law, philosophy and religion. It is a physical practice but also a way of learning about oneself and others. Finally, yoga allows you to connect to your intuition.

How do you eat Sarah?

What is the source of inspiration for the way you cook?

My food transition was very long and very influenced by yoga teachers. For example, it was a teacher who once told me that by stopping dairy products and meat, she became much more flexible.

Sarah has been a vegetarian since 2013. She detailed what she ate in the interview.

We discussed a lot about the menstrual cycle and its correlation with our food requirements. I recommended the book Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power on this subject, which I reviewed on the blog. Another fascinating book for us my friend my sister is Alissa Vitti’s book WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source.

How to let go of the judgment of others?

I liked a post that Sarah made recently on Instagram, I’ll translate the beginning:

“Be the one that stops the argument first. The one that says sorry first. The one in the shadows. The one failing. The one people make fun of. The ugly one. The one with the lower income. The single one. The one that got fired. The unemployed. The fat one. The one with a limited body. The outcast.

Be the fool.

Take it all in. Release the resistance.”

roots of joy

How can we manage to feel such freedom in the face of what society and others think of us?

Sarah reminded us that people mirror our eyes. She mentioned author Christine Hassler author of Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life who says “Vulnerability is something you deserve“.

How important is meditation?

Sarah created some very beautiful meditations on her youtube channel
My favorite is called “Meditation on Laziness” (in French) and if like me you tend to work too much, this beautiful 30 minute meditation is ideal for women like us.

Tribute to Teal Swan

Teal Swan’s channel has been a great help for both Sarah and me my friend my sister. Her lastest book is The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection.

Coming back to life

It has been my wish for years to help women, including the one I was before, to rise from their ashes, to come back to life, to regain power over their lives, to be responsible for their happiness.

Would the secret be to look at life through the eyes of children? I quote Sarah again in translating a sentence from a nice post on Insta that brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat:

“I hope we remember how it is to see life with the eyes of a child.

Living in the now and trusting it will all turn ok in the end

and that if its not ok now, then it means its not the end.”

roots of joy

Thank you Sarah for what you bring to the world.

I am afraid of being alone! interview with Késoued

I am afraid of being alone! interview with Késoued

We meet for the second time with Késoued to talk about a very intimate subject: the fear of being alone. The goal is to prove that it is possible to be alone, like Késoued and me, and even to raise your children alone if you have to. This is her website.

The fear of leaving a relationship

This interview is dedicated to women who write to tell me that they are in a difficult situation or even worse than difficult, but that they cannot leave because they are afraid of being alone.

The fear of being alone

I don’t idealize loneliness and I don’t see it as a goal. However, my intention today with my friend Késoued is to prove to you that you can manage a life as a woman by yourself. In addition, Késoued and I have also been raising our children alone for a very long time.

How do I do it on a pragmatic level?

First you can enroll into hobbies and all kinds of activities my friend my sister. I also think of volunteering which is a great way to meet other people. If you don’t trust yourself, know that trust can be built, slowly but surely. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Késoued also shared her daily practice of positive affirmations.

There are many charities whose goal is to help women, for example to find a job, to manage legal proceedings or a bank account and to manage their life in general.

The main thing is to keep in mind that things are done step by step: step by step sister! You don’t master everything overnight and that’s okay.

Is finding a partner a priority?

Késoued and I are really on the same page about this. We would love to have a man in our life, but it’s not a priority. If it happens then good, otherwise all is well too. Késoued says: “I am not alone, I am well”. When you go with the flow of life, everything is more fluid. I am aware that you may have family pressure and the weight of other people’s opinion my friend my sister, but know that things change all the time anyway and you have the right to have your own life the way you want to live it. Nobody is in your shoes living your life. Don’t let others dictate how you should live my love.

If, like Késoued and me, you fell in love a few times but it didn’t really work out, these stories are just experiences. They are positive in the sense that they allow us to get to know ourselves better.

Finally, being lonely for a period of time do make us evolve and grow.

Fasting and bulimia

Fasting and bulimia
Fasting and bulimia

Bulimia is a way to stuff down emotions because they are too much to handle. I was very bulimic in the past. The thing is my friend my sister, fasting is just the opposite: you get so many emotions rising up without anything to forget them.

Therefore, I strongly recommend you address the bulimia issue before starting any fasting practice.

Fasting after you have been bulimic in the past is possible but requires a lot of inner work.

Lastly, remember this: the most important thing is when you break the fast my friend my sister. It is to be very slow and gentle, otherwise it’s better not to fast at all. Your body deserves tender loving care indeed.

Késoued Interview or what is art therapy?

Késoued Interview or what is art therapy?
Késoued Interview or what is art therapy?

Who is Késoued?

Késoued is an artist that I invite you to support She has the experience of having lived in different places in the world and such a wealth brings a special touch to her art and everything she creates.

She had recently planned an event with other artists which was cancelled because of lockdown.

Késoued Interview or what is art therapy?

I really want to acknowledge her for everything she does, working with children, adults and elderly people, bringing her passion for art as a therapy for people who have too much emotions, too much grief, too many wounds from the past.

I was first introduced to this idea by the author Boris Cyrulnik.

Késoued Interview or what is art therapy?

Késoued says that art therapy is also a way to increase self awareness.

She is also a stories teller and I warmly encourage her to self publish her stories. The video How to self publish has been made to show you how easy it is to publish any book now my friend my sister.

Késoued reminded everybody that children are not born racists. So educating our children is our responsibility so they understand that Black Lives Matter.

Késoued Interview or what is art therapy?

Please visit her website, her instagram art_kesoued and her facebook Kesoued.

Serotonin and mental health or why talking between us women feels so good #TheEmpoweredWoman

Serotonin and mental health or why talking between us women feels so good #TheEmpoweredWoman

Serotonin makes us feel better. Serotonin is produced by our body when we talk to other people for instance. Women tend to talk between each other very fast when they get together. This is because women bodies really need that hormone for mental health.

I have to admit that youtube helps my mental health because I get to exchange with other women my friend my sister. I am not surrounded by a lot of friends and have moved home so much that it is my little way to not feel isolated as a single mum working from home. So I thank you for being part of this beautiful community.

I cannot recommend enough the great book The Empowered Women by Kate Magic, which really goes deeply into how the female body works and how to boost our hormones naturally. You may enjoy the Series #TheEmpoweredWoman that I created to celebrate this fantastic book.

My own journey is in the book The Knot in the Spiral my friend my sister.

Self acceptance is recognizing your qualities and making peace with your shortcomings

Self acceptance is recognizing your qualities and making peace with your shortcomings

What is self acceptance? How can we regain self confidence?

Today I reply to a woman member of our beautiful community named Gaelle.

First we overcome self criticism by accepting that we will never be perfect.

Second by realizing that nobody is perfect anyway so we might as well not fear the judgement of others anymore!

Self acceptance is also becoming the best version of ourselves by removing the dust made of limiting beliefs covering our glowing essence and putting a brake on our dreams my friend my sister!