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...

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...