Forgive…

Forgive…

Forgive… Just saw a post on Facebook a few minutes ago and it really resonated with me. It said this: I’m mature enough to forgive you.  But I’m not dumb enough to trust you again. It resonated with me for a few reasons. I find myself in need to forgive someone who was really REALLY important to me for years. What happened with that person broke my heart. It was a very difficult and painful process and I cried… a lot.  And then I cursed. And cried more. It has been a few months now and I feel it is time to let go, to move on. Though it’s really hard as the pain goes deep, I owe it to myself to allow some peace back into my heart whenever I come to see or think of that person. Forgive.  That’s the key word here. That was always a notion I was aspiring to perfect. When I was a kid, the whole concept of forgiveness meant something a Saint would do! Forgive and love. Love enough to recognize that human beings do right and do not so right. As an adult, the whole concept of forgiveness became not so clear. When a man I was involved with and loved had an affair with another woman, what was I supposed to do?  Forgive and forget?  Leave him? And what about a colleague backstabbing me to get a promotion?  Or a boss firing me on false pretenses?  Forgiveness was not such a clear and easy option. I was not a Saint… And yet, if we do not allow ourselves the grace...
Laughter and tears…  Le rire et les larmes…

Laughter and tears… Le rire et les larmes…

Laughter and tears are two opposites for many people. One is happiness, the other is sorrow. I live both intensely this week as I deliver programs with great groups and laugh with all my heart, and I learn the sudden death of two friends who are dear to me … I cry with big sobs … and I am filled with gratitude for those two people who believed in the powerful value of laughter and sisterhood … Why am I sharing this? Not to get your sympathy but rather to tell you that despite the tears, I feel a luminous joy in my heart. It is not blinding but it is there. Strong and “settled”. I’m not too surprised because I think it’s the practice of intentional laughter that has lit it! Dr Madan Kataria tells us to laugh no matter what … Sometimes it’s not an option – like for me right now. You would tell me to laugh and I would tell you to go to… shop! But laughing every day, sets the joy in us … despite everything, no matter what! And that’s good. Join our private Facebook group * * * * * * Rire et larmes sont deux pôles aux yeux des gens. L’un est bonheur, l’autre est chagrin. Je vis les deux intensément cette semaine alors que j’anime des programmes avec des groupes formidables et où je ris de tout mon coeur, et que j’apprends coup sur coup le décès de deux amis qui me sont très chers… Je pleure à gros sanglots… et je suis remplie de gratitude pour ces personnes qui ont...
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...