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My life in a 23kg bag or the journey towards minimalism

After 1 year and a half living in the country, I think it’s time to share the biggest challenge I faced when I moved to Canada. I brought up the idea of settling in Canada to Justin, my life partner, at the beginning of 2016. We were in London, UK and together for a year … Continue reading My life in a 23kg bag or the journey towards minimalism

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Why I ditched my Chanel perfume

France is ranking highly in the art of perfume with many of the greatest names. In south of France, the commune of Grasse is considered the capital of perfume with major perfumeries and even an institute of perfumery. As one would anticipate from a French woman, Chanel is a must try at some point in … Continue reading Why I ditched my Chanel perfume

What to wear to yoga

Do you often wonder what to wear to yoga? Or is the leggings mandatory? Is there a secret dress code being only discussed by the members of the yoga community? As my blog is dedicated to individuals who have experienced/are experiencing traumatic events, I am driven to discuss issues around self-confidence. A person suffering from … Continue reading What to wear to yoga

How to get a good night sleep

Are you subject to insomnia, or simply have difficulties to fall asleep? I compiled a few tips below to assist you setting the right conditions for you. My first suggestion is to create a routine so you are enjoying your dinner earlier in the evening. If it is doable, plan your day in such a … Continue reading How to get a good night sleep

How stress affect the body

Stress can be external (think of a sudden loud noise) or internal (for example going into shock). It is a healthy response from the body to a stimulus. Indeed, hormones that activates the fight or flight response are released and the energy and blood flow are swiftly gathered around the vital organs in preparation for … Continue reading How stress affect the body

How to take your practice off the mat

It is very likely that throughout your experience of attending different classes, you may have heard a yoga instructor saying to their students at the end of the session to take their practice off the mat. But you may also have wondered what do they mean? Or how to do that? It’s not until I … Continue reading How to take your practice off the mat

Reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

In the earlier posts, I discussed the Link differences between complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and shared some of my personal experience with mindfulness. Last week, I was focused on providing survivors and carers some tools to understand the impacts on the individuals and to start healing. Today, I will focus on yoga … Continue reading Reclaim your body with yoga to overcome trauma

What is Complex Trauma?

What is trauma? A dictionary definition states: “emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.” Just as this short definition shows, there are different types of trauma may it be emotional or physical, in adult or life. The term Post … Continue reading What is Complex Trauma?

The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors

When affected by a traumatic event, the human body will create a series of defense mechanism to protect itself. It is important to note that the degree by which people are suffering will be different for everyone as we are all unique and complex individuals. Trauma is affecting the explicit and implicit memory in such … Continue reading The power of mindfulness for trauma survivors