How to handle #rejection ? #relationships

How to handle #rejection ? #relationships Claire Samuel

I love watching Marie Forleo videos on youtube and she has an amazing message about rejection. She explains that “Each rejection brings you closer to success” (check out her Instagram account @marieforleo). It is true that many famous writers were rejected first. I totally get it and I teach to my children every day that, in life, one should never ever give up.

Today, I wonder if the same can be applied to romantic love. I used to be unable to handle rejection. The first time a man rejected me by not being available despite his words, I tried to commit suicide. With each rejection by men, I got better. A few years ago, I thought I would die when a man I loved left the country. Nevertheless, I chose to act differently this time. I turned on an amazing yoga video by Adriene called “Yoga For a Broken Heart – Unconditional Love“. I did it crying. I did it every day for a week. I felt transformed. The pain became bearable.

Recently, I met a man and thought there was a connection between us. He said he would keep in touch with me, but he didn’t. However, I am not falling to the ground in pain. I decide to shift my perspective. I wonder if the reason he is not writing to me is that he realized that his intentions were not very healthy and that he does not want to hurt me. Because he had quite deep conversations. Once again, being rejected does not mean that there was no love, it means that the other person is not ready nor good for us at this time. I feel like blessing him. I choose to take his rejection as an act of love and protection.

My amazing #morning routine for a productive and happy day

My amazing #morning routine for a productive and happy day - Claire Samuel

A bit of personal discipline, a bit of organization and lots of enthusiasm: the recipe for a productive happy day is easy. I committed to do yoga every day a few years ago. My life became more fulfilled and my mental clarity improved. I got very focused and it helped with my studies. After the eight-day meditation experiment, I decided to add a ten-minute meditation to my morning routine as well. A healthy and consistent morning routine is key to success and, at the end of the day, happiness and satisfaction.

Thank you Yoga with Adrienne and the YouTube videos to practice at home #yoga saved my life

Thank you Yoga with Adrienne and the YouTube videos to practice at home #yoga saved my life - Claire Samuel

I love Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube. Every morning I practice yoga thanks to the fantastic Adrienne. I love you, thank you so much for your generosity. Your videos are fantastic and uplifting. My favorite is Yoga for digestion, not a glamour title but a healthy sequence with beautiful background music. Thank you Adrienne, you are contributing so much to my overall happiness.

Yoga is simple and can be fit into our day easily. Check out this 7-minute video (Yoga for Stress Relief – 7 minute Practice) from Adrienne. Start with this one (Intro to Yin – Yin Yoga) if you want a really chilled gentle exercise to begin with.

My eleven-year-old daughter made the origami which supports my phone thanks to this video.


Improvisation of yoga dance and piano music with a dear friend

I feel blessed to have connected to such a beautiful soul. While my dear friend was improvising on his piano, I was improvising on the yoga mat. We did not rehearse at all. I felt his music running through my veins. My heart was focusing on the warmness of the sound while my body was flowing on a wave of happiness. We even stopped playing/moving at the same time. This is pure grace.