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10Jan/140

Gratitude Friday 2014/01/10, Thank you friends

«Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

Hello beautiful Souls !

I hope that 2014 is off to a beautiful start for you *and if not, just make the most of it. You can do it.*.
Is it me or there is a change in the general Energy right now ? Maybe it's just me, but I don't think so... I am feeling like something shifted inside, a deep trust that no matter how hard it may be on the moment, everything will eventually turn up ok. That I can do it.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Unexpected random acts of kindness from some of my DearSisters. just wow. thank you.
  • Getting the girls ready on time every single morning for the schoolbus.
  • New routines that are working well for us. The organizationfreakbecauseimaVirgo in me is pleased.
  • I booked Mom’s plane tickets, she will be there in less than two months :D And Koala will have her grandma here for her 7th birthday (big deal).
  • Finally trying the Loom thingy with Grenouille (I got it to her for Christmas). Thanks to the women and kids who upload their tutorial on Youtube.
  • Being in the Studio every single day this week. Getting the paintings for the calendar done (3 completed, 2 in progress, 7 more to go).
  • Walking every morning we don’t have rain (this week, 3 mornings out of 5). Tracking it with my FitBit Flex (thanks Chéridoo for the gift).
  • Feeling like I am becoming my best Self.
  • Sketching, art journaling, dreaming in color.

I feel my cup is so full and it pulls me to pay it forward. Sending «I love you» notes, small care packages. I feel it is more important than ever to show people I care, it does not take much.

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    6Jan/140

    My wishes for this space in 2014

    I am wondering if I love the beginning of a new year because I am a listmakerjunkie ;)

    Sharing my intentions with you publicly allows me to kind of feel accountable, because I also want to share my progresses along the way. However, I refuse to beat myself up if it does not end up as planned.

    Here are my intentions for this space that my blog is:

    • To redo the entire website. I bought a special wordpress template, which I love but need more time than expected to understand it all. I hope to have this ready in the first quarter of 2014.
    • Publish a blogpost at least three times a week. I hope you like seeing «in progress» pictures, and you’re eager to know more about my Behind The Scenes. Because I want to stop overthinking and simply share.
    • Publish in French more (for those who don’t know, I am French and it’s my mother tongue). I have a francophone version of this space that needs more attention…
    • Continue my {In Motion} videos, once a week. And start vlogging.
    • Be true to myself and who I am in my blogposts. Share my stories. The ups but also the downs.
    • Go back to creating and sharing Truth-isms on a more regular basis.
    • Find a way to have people participate in my weekly ritual, Gratitude Friday (and spread the word).
    • Grow the communication between you and me (don’t be shy to leave me a comment, I will try harder to answer personally. I need to check if you are notified when I reply to your comment on the blog… or maybe you already know ?).

    I think this is good to start this year with these specific intentions. I hope you will join me in this adventure that Life is <3

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    23Dec/1321

    My SoulFood artist interview (+a giveaway !)

    Hey guys !

    I am so happy to finally share with you my video interview for the amazing class SoulFood that I am so proud to be a teacher in. It will be really special, I just can feel it. AND it starts in a week from today, woot woot !

    I am currently working on my class, and I really hope you’ll like it. I am sharing what makes me happy in my TealStudio, what makes my heart sing loud and clear. I’ll share sneak peeks along the way.

    I hope it will allow you to know me and my creative path a bit better (turn the HD on ;)):

     

    One lucky reader can win a spot in the class. I open the giveaway from today, the 23rd, to next Monday, the 30th.  The winner will be selected via a random generator.
    To enter, share in the comments a cooking recipe you love, and why.

    I hope to see you in the classroom ! More about the class on Mystele’s blog.

    13Dec/130

    Gratitude Friday 13/12/2013, thank you Relativity

    «Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

    Hello hello !

    Well… for once, I am writing a bit in advance so I am sure you have a nice read with your morning coffee (or you are like me and browse your emails and reader before you even fully open both eyes *working on it guys. working on it*). See, I am in bed. Avoiding the conflicts coming from downstairs, trying to fill myself with why we can be such a great fit as a family most of the time but others as tonight, I wonder why we chose each others… I tried compassion, and understanding. I tried to guide my youngest daughter through an easy visualization with a rose quartz. But I failed. And we are now without a bedtime story, she is pissed, her father his pissed, I am sad, and her sister just does not really understand. So yea, I am taking the time in the chaos to still my mind and soothe my heart, counting my blessings instead of focusing on this precise event.

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • The Love package from my Sugababe the shiny Kelly Barton.
    • The messaging/texting/emailing with my TrueSisters.
    • The phone call from my big bro, just to tell me my first «I told you so», good laugh.
    • My Husband, best friend of a decade today. 10.
    • The cuddles.
    • The hot bath with my book and some music.
    • Speaking of music, I am loving the band Imagine Dragons right now.
    • Shipping some care packages. Some «I am glad you are in my life» goodies. Planning on more.
    • Knowing I will have a gift or two under the tree.
    • Creating a project with both girls for Mindy’s next class, Wild Surrender.
    • Generosity.
    • The snow we had *please, give me some more*.
    • The amazing DT I am a part of for Lindy Stamp Gang.

    I know it’s not such a wonderful time of year for everyone, for some reasons painful memories often tag along Christmas. I hope you know you are heard, and that the practice of Gratitude (which does not mean ignoring the negativity, but balancing it and focusing on its contrepart) can help you overcoming it.

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      22Nov/131

      Gratitude Friday 11/21/2013, thank you perspective

      «Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

      I’m happy it’s Friday ! This week did not turn out how I expected it to… I missed two steps in thr stairs while heading to the Studio and injured my knee. I am writing from my bed. I am in pain, yes, feeling useless, yes, but it is an experience that forces me to count my blessings even more.

      This week, I am thankful for:

      • Not having broken any bone.
      • Not having broken my latpop in the fall (which I was holding), and that it’s still working properly.
      • My husband who rushed from work and was able to work from home for a day.
      • My neighbor who came right away when I called her, crying.
      • Parenthood and other tv shows.
      • Seeing the progress Koala is showing with her reading skills.
      • Homemade chocolate chip cookies (finally found a recipe the 4 of us like !).
      • The possibility to buy/find great (Christmas/birthday/anniversary) gifts for my loved ones.
      • Becky Higgins’ free live class, still on today for the last day (but it is part of why I fell).
      • Cooking in advance at the beginning of the week… as if I knew somehow.
      • Friends. Family. «I love you-s»
      • Danielle Daniel’s «7 Artists 7 Totems 7 Stories» project. Her book. Her Light.
      • Voltaren cream.
      • Good book (I am reading «City of Ashes» right now, by Cassandra Clare).

      It’s really the little things that, put together, makes it all a better week than if I had focused too long on the pity party that was crawling on the back of my mind.

      What’s in your Gratitude Bucket this week ?

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