And then you fall in love with yourself

And then you fall in love with yourself

Recently, I realized that over the years, my body has changed. Skin is not as smooth as it was, hair is not as shiny, figure is rounder… and I was not so happy about all that! I was starting to not like what I was becoming as I grow older. A few weeks ago, after what felt like a sprint of working long hours and days, I thought I deserved a reward! So I treated myself to a facial with a friend of mine being an amazing beautician. “Your skin is so dry…” was her first comment to me. HA!  Like this is something to be surprised when you live in a cold country for half of the year! Winter in Canada can be a bit brutal sometimes and this year was – let’s put it this way – brutal. She offered me the high moisturizing treatment and started to put a “rubbery feeling” type of mask on my face. I only had small holes to allow me breathing space and had to keep it for 20 some minutes. Well… when she removed the mask and put it in her hands, I almost fell off of the table!  Why? Because I saw the expression lines on it and how deep they were! I just knew something has happened to myself.  Something BIG! Let me explain something to you. A bit of background here I used to have wrinkles between each eyebrow. The kind of lines you see on someone dealing with stress and worries. The kind you see on someone frowning. A lot! But there, on the inside of that...
Don’t let things get to you…

Don’t let things get to you…

Don’t let things get to you Sisters. That’s what I kept repeating myself yesterday as I was reading my “long time no seen” newspapers. I haven’t had time to read it for over a month. Mind you, I only receive the weekend edition but anyway, the pile was getting higher and I had some “slow” time so I decided to take the bull by the horns and read them all. “Oh dear…  WHAT?  I can’t believe it…  OMG!!!  OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo…  We’re in trouble…  Please…” I noticed I was frowning more and more as I was going through the news (who were not so new after all that time! hahaha!) but mostly, and that worried me A LOT, that I stopped breathing and that I felt scared, worried, sad, upset and depressed… All my energy felt like melted caramel on a pile of ice cream. It was slowly going downhill! Not sticking at all but leaving and going down.  I was depressed!  YEAH! DEPRESSED!  And I felt bad/sad for my fellow human beings.  Started to wonder what is going to happen to us all?  And to the future generations?  Really… what’s with us? Can’t we see things, make things happen, make things better, DO BETTER?! And it hit me: if you want to shine a light in the world, you’ve got to take care of that light and not let things get to you. They are human experiences. Don’t take things too personally. SHINE!  Turn on the light. Do YOUR best. Smile at others. Keep your focus on the GOOD…  and your vibrations will reach the places they are needed....

How about an App to add laughter to your day?

Well I’ve done it! Supplies to help us laughing when we need it, in the palm of our hand (or our pad!) I was wondering what I could do to make it easier for us to laugh… with intention. And then I met someone who told me “You gotta make an App Sister! Make it easy and fun and we’ll laugh with you every time we need it” So there you go!  Laugh with me when you feel like you need it.  I use it myself once in a while when I start to grump! hahaha! This link brings you to the AppStore and this one brings you to GooglePlay. Do tell me what you think.  I always love to hear about...

A quote that made me think…

This is what I read a while ago. Stop, don’t make me laugh, my teeth will go flying!  My mom used to be self-conscious about her dentures. However her flying teeth have been a source of laughter for the whole family. In my mind’s eye, I see all of us sitting at the kitchen table; something funny is happening and everyone is laughing. Suddenly my mom’s teeth go flying. There is a slight moment of panic, we all wait for it, and then my mother bursts out too. We are rolling with laughter! My mother is the “laughter leader” in our family. Her connection with us through healthy laughter taught us all about the positive energy that can be created through laughter. These are such a great memories and such a wonderful legacy. Merci maman! It comes from a book called Leadership Gurus Speak Out and this quote is from my dear friend, the one and only Rolande Kirouac, owner of Spadrole in Winnipeg, Canada. When I read those few words, it blew my mind how true this was!  A mother laughing with her children is showing them the very best way to develop a strong bond, build balance and have better relationships. In Rolande’s words, I saw the whole idea of why it is so important for HAHA Sisters who are mothers, to cultivate a mirthful attitude – for this is a great catalyst to create a positive environment! If Rolande can remember – as a grown-up adult – imagine the magic we can create for our children if we laugh more in front of them and with...

Taking responsibility for laughing more!

Oh lala… I’ve noticed lately that I fell off the wagon…  I used to start my mornings with my breathing exercises followed with my morning laughter meditation – laughing for at least 5-8 minutes every morning. Lately, I’ve noticed that I don’t do that anymore. I don’t start my days with oxygen and laughter as I used to…  and I feel bad about that. I feel bad and SOMETHING’S MISSING! So I’ve decided to take responsibility for that and what better way than to to it with my Sisters! At least, the laughing part! This way, you all become my accountability Sisters! If you or a woman you know are in need of a laughter boost to jump start your morning with joy and love, then make sure you are online with me on our FB group (not the page! The group!) and laugh with me every morning at 8:30am ET. I’m doing this for 7 days to begin with. We’ll see how I can do that…  and we’ll see if it can be done longer than 7 days! Share with me what you need to laugh about (is that the way to write this?! hahaha! Not sure but I guess you get my point…). This morning I had 5 subjects I wanted to bring laughter into: the sunny day, having the chance to spend some time with you live, the mess in my office, seasonal allergies and being so late with many tasks…  Share yours with me and we’ll all laugh together about those! I sure can say that I feel way more light today and my energy...