Life

    Naked

    August 21, 2016
    Naked

    It just sort of happened. It was vacation time, and there weren’t that many people in the office. That day, the sun was shining, the best of the summer time. And you know how on some days, you’d rather feel a bit more free. Liberated from any external pressure. To simply feel the light touch of the wind on your skin. So I dared. After four years, I dared to not wear make-up at work.

    With no make-up on my face, it wasn’t only my imperfections that felt exposed. I felt more vulnerable than ever before at work, unable to hide under any mask. And it has nothing to do with the amount of make-up I usually wear, given the fact that I only put a bit of concealer to hide the effects of the lack of sleep under my eyes, and a tiny bit of mascara to add some color to my blond eyelashes. It is simply reassuring to know that I am completely revealing myself at work, that I can count on some kind of protection between me and my co-workers, my managers, my clients. Continue Reading

  • Om, sweet om
    Yoga

    Om, sweet om

    I can’t om anymore. Om is the universal sound. This sacred mantra, considered to be the “primordial seed” of the universe, is the root mantra and encapsulates into a single sound the essence of…

    August 14, 2016
  • The simple life
    Life Yoga

    The simple life

    I plead guilty. I have been judging you. Don’t worry, I am even tougher on myself. But when I saw you with your two kids, your husband your mini-van and your tent-trailer next to…

    August 7, 2016
  • Happy birthday Dad
    Life

    Happy birthday Dad

    My dad is turning 55, and my mom will soon be 50. My goddaughter to be is already 14 months old, and I’m about to turn 27. For a girl who thought she would…

    July 30, 2016
  • Don't work too hard
    Life Yoga

    Don’t work too hard

    HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training. The word itself feels like a punch in the face. You already know you’re not in for a walk in the park. So of course, I love it. I’m…

    July 23, 2016
  • Keep calm and create on
    Life

    Keep calm and create on

    Calmness is underrated. We live in a fast-paced world, where we embrace movement, action, when we are always looking for the next step, the next project, whatever’s coming up. In business, we pretend we…

    July 17, 2016
  • Life is a club sandwich
    Life

    Life is a club sandwich

    Walking back home from yoga on a Thursday evening. As I am arriving, I notice through one of my neighbors’ window  (I love watching in people’s home, I love picturing what their life might…

    June 17, 2016
  • Burn baby burn
    Life

    Burn baby burn

    My parents-in-law had just arrived. Even though the last few days (weeks?!) had been exhausting, I was more than happy to welcome them for dinner on this sunny Saturday night. Since I’ve joined the…

    June 12, 2016
  • Time heals
    Life

    Time heals

    Time heals. It took a year of letting the seeds of anger burn. After four months of working hard without clear indications, and I do agree without much results, I was laid-off by Lululemon.…

    June 3, 2016
  • The dictatorship of numbers
    Life

    The dictatorship of numbers

    We live in a mathematic world. Everyday, our lives are ruled by numbers: we wake up at 5:45, run for 5 miles under 1 hour, rush to get to the office by 8, attend…

    May 25, 2016