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Wabi sabi: embracing imperfection

wabi, sabi, embracing imperfection, perfectionist, perfectionism, wellness, self love, self acceptance, self esteem, personal growth, personal development, happiness, red fairy project

It’s funny how when it’s time to learn a lesson, the teacher will present itself to you. The other day, as I was commenting on something I wished I was doing better, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of wabi sabi, the Japanese art of appreciating the beauty in the naturally imperfect […]

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Lorsqu’un commentaire déplacé devient une opportunité

commentaire déplacé, mieux-etre, bonheur, croissance personnelle, relations personnelles, coach, coaching, red fairy project

Chacun d’entre nous a au moins un être cher dans notre vie qui sait exactement quoi dire pour nous faire grimper dans les rideaux. Cette personne a beau avoir les meilleures intentions du monde mais finit toujours par émettre un commentaire qui touche une corde sensible et nous fait immédiatement sortir de nos gonds. L’ironie […]

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A powerful lesson for all control freaks

ontrol freak, control, stress, full potential, wellness, happiness, personal growth, personal development, self help, self improvement, coach, coaching

Do you love making lists, checking items off, creating schedules, keeping people on track and basically micro managing every aspect of your life and/or work? That used to be me. When I was working in the corporate world, I was known for my mad project management skills. I got a thrill from making sure that […]

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Nature Girl bath & body oil

Nature Girl bath, nature girl, beauty, organic, organic beauty, natural, vegan, cruelty free, body oil, healthy living, wellness

Good morning guys! Just wanted to write a quick post to share a new organic body care product that I am now officially addicted to: Nature Girl bath and body oil. I received this as a gift from my sweet friend and fellow blogger Chadi and brought me some natural beauty loot to thank me for […]

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Vermicelli salad with edamame, cilantro & lime

recipe, salad, vegan, vegetarian, healthy eating, recipe, vermicelli, asian

(français ci-dessous) This vegetarian recipe from the Plenty recipe book is a real winner. I have made it on several occasions and people always want to know what’s in it so I figured I would finally blog about it. It’s the ideal meal during the warmer seasons as it’s light and refreshing thanks to the lime, […]

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Are you eating your emotions?

eating your emotions, wellness, healthy living, healthy eating, happiness, personal development

That image of the Cookie Monster below, it was totally me earlier this week.  I was in a foul mood, didn’t really know why and all I felt like doing was stuffing my face with junk food and sugar. You’ve probably heard the term “emotional eating” but have you ever stopped to think about how […]

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Dot & Lil: produits de beauté naturels Made in Québec

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Plus tôt cette semaine, j’ai fait un appel à tous afin de connaître vos produits de beauté naturels préférés Made in Québec. Quelle belle coïncidence que la même journée je découvre la marque Dot & Lil en visitant la boutique Unicorn. Créée à Montréal  il y a six ans, Dot & Lil fabrique des petits pots […]

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Transitioning to cruelty-free beauty products

cruelty-free beauty products, animal testing, not tested on animals, animal cruelty free beauty, compassionate beauty

Hi guys! As mentioned in Wednesday’s post, watching the movie Vegucated really started a whole thought process on what I have been putting in my body but also ON my body. Considering the number of beauty products we use on a daily basis, it’s crucial to realize the impact our decisions have not only on […]

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The most important factor when making lifestyle changes

lifestyle changes, wellness, happiness, self improvement, self help, personal development,

Today, were talking about how small lifestyle changes can lead to big results. Have you ever given yourself a challenge only to realize that right from the start you didn’t really believe you could accomplish it? Whether it’s cutting out unhealthy foods, learning a new language or starting to exercise, you had great intentions but […]

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Should you break up with your BFF?

break up with your BFF, relationship, friendship, break up, breaking up, breaking up with your BFF, BFF, best friend, best friend forever, wellness, happiness, personal growth, self help, personal development, coach, coaching

I’ve had this post in my drafts for a couple of weeks but hesitated publishing it for fear of what you guys might think of me for suggesting that you should perhaps breakup with your BFF. I felt compelled to write about this subject because of something that was going on in my personal life […]

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The joys of simply being

just be, being, simly being, human being, stillness, meditation, present moment, inner peace, happiness, personal growth, personal development, self improvement, spirituality

You’ve probably started this week with a full to do list, telling yourself I am going to get things done! Being an ambitious woman myself, I am very good at setting high standards for what I will accomplish during my day. As soon as I wake up, different tasks pop into my head. Even as […]

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The importance of a positive morning routine

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You know that colleague that walks into the office bright and cheery on Monday morning that kind of annoys you but that you also secretly envy? You tell yourself that they are a “morning person” and that they probably have a natural disposition to be in a good mood as soon as they wake up. […]

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5 surefire ways to get inspired

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Yesterday, I shared how I discovered my creative side. You also got a peek into what being inspired means and how that can be different from one person to the next. Now it’s time to see how YOU can get your inspiration on! Inspiration used to be a foreign concept for me but today I […]

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Is there someone you are trying to change?

change, changing, changing someone, trying to change someone, acceptance, love, wellness, relationships, friendship, friends, family, happiness

Today, many of us will be spending time with our loved ones. It’s funny how we use the expression “loved” ones and yet in the back of our minds we can pin point all the things that we would change about them to make them just a little more lovable. It’s not that they aren’t […]

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Soirée POP Yoga et coups de coeur Lolë

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La semaine dernière, je suis allée au dévoilement de la saison printemps-été de Pop Yoga à la boutique Lolë. Marie-eve Bertrand, fondatrice de POP YOGA nous a présenté les activités proposées (incluant du yoga SUP mon sport préféré) pour les mois à venir et je dois dire que j’ai envie de tout essayer! J’ai bien […]

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This too shall pass

wellness, happiness, well-being, health, healthy living, coach, coaching, mindful, mindfulness, mindful living, personal development, personal growth, self help

Were some of you freaking out last Friday when they were forecasting snow for this coming Wednesday? I remember it being such a beautiful sunny day and thinking why on earth aren’t people enjoying this amazing weather instead of focusing on what might or might not happen 5 days from now? Now obviously, there is […]

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My Glow juice cleanse experience

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After I got back from a two-week vacation in Greece, which involved lots of pastries and wine, my digestive system needed some TLC. I had read a lot about detoxes and the Glow juice cleanse in particular and was curious to try the experience. I chose the Glow brand first because the juices are organic but […]

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Embrace the F-word

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Last night, I taught my first yoga session. Despite loving yoga, taking classes almost every day and doing my teacher training since January, I had been procrastinating teaching it. Why had I been putting this off? Because of a nasty four-letter word that is present in all our lives but often goes unnoticed. A sneaky […]

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