Category: Self Booster

New York Pink

New York Pink

We al have our key words. The ones that we bounce around the most often in our talks with friends and such. You know, the word cloud that you can see in the side bar of this blog. The key words of our lives define us, and they also change throughout time. When you get a grip on your key words, you can gain precious information about being the unique you.

New York Pink

So what are my key words? I’ll try and list up some sweet things that make my heart throb… New York, pink (duh!), Starbucks, dark chocolate, red wine, champagne, latino music, coffee shops, deep discussions and Jesus. These all coexist in unorganized harmony.

New York Pink

I need New York in my life because it symbolizes a place for dreaming. I need pink because it boosts me and lets my soul free – to be who I really am inside. I affectionate Starbucks since I love the concept of it. When I used to browse Paris, on those solitary walks I’d pop in a Starbucks and get a cup of American sweetness. When at the beginning I had tough times here in Quebec City, I’d rejoice over the proximity of a Starbucks. I’d dress pretty  and make a trip over there, journaling in my magazine and gathering my strength to make it one day farther.

New York Pink

New York Pink

New York Pink

New York Pink

New York Pink

New York Pink

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

My little heart definitely says yes to spring. I ditched my winter jacket, and it felt like I had shed ten pounds. Here is an outfit for going out. The red accents give me the chic touch I’m always looking for. We saw two rock bands in concert, Sabaton and Nightwish. What a magical night. As we strolled a bit post show in the nightly downtown, I bathed in contentment.

Heart Says Yes

Look at the cutie that spent some time with us as his parents were under the Caribbean sun. Salto would follow me wherever I went. When clients came, he’d sit next to them, and learn English, too.

Heart Says Yes

Now my heart is jumping of joy since a dear friend from NYC is coming over for a few weeks. I get to have my “soul sister” over for a while and we’ll have time to indulge in Starbucks, red wine, girl talk and plans that make dreams come reality.

Heart Says Yes

In some cases friends become closer than your siblings. Your heart chooses. Affinities are formed. Life is shared.

I believe in letting your journey go as it must. I trust in not forcing relationships. People find time for you if you truly count. That is a sweet and clarifying thought.

I know that today my sister is about to fly over – and I heart that!

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Do you have a bikini butt? Of course you do. We all do.
My title is a dash provocative, I know. Call it my rebellious side. Or maybe the desire to stir up conversation. Or to empower us, wo-men. Or simply to steal a soupcon of attention in this crazy info era of ours.
So, you got that bum or not? It’s all in your head, grrl.

Bikini Butt

I used have a complex because my skin tone. Too white, pale… Blanche Neige – Snow White – a guy once yelled after me in Paris. I considered answering back garcon au chocolat – chocolate boy, but since that ain’t the classy style how I strive to roll, I restrained myself.

Bikini Butt

Being at ease in your body is a process. My philosophy: I do my best in taking care of my shape by eating clean and doing sports daily. I’m actually teeny weeny proud of the fact that at 40 I’m still able to rock rather slim a figure. It takes a little work but not that much either. The more veggies and fruit I eat, the less I candy crave. Doing sports – be it galloping on that stepper of mine or heading out for a cross-country ski spree always ends up lifting my energy levels. By spending energy I get more in return.

Bikini Butt

Talking about bikinis, here’s the newest from Victoria’s Secret. Go on, take a peek and daydream of summer.

Bikini Butt

I watched on TLC a new show called  My Big Fat Fabulous Life. The star of the show is Whitney, a courageous girl who got sick and because of her illness gained a lot of weight. She’s always loved dancing and now she’s back teaching it. Whitney said in an after the first season interview, aired last week on TLC, that she gets contacted by obese and anorexic women alike. These issues all derive from the same root – do I love and accept my body or not? I’m proud to say that I do a lot more than a couple of years ago. No one’s perfect but if you work hard at it, you’ll get closer to a calm internal place when you can just rush off to the beach… and simply enjoy life!

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

There’s something boosting about dolling yourself up and hitting the town. Be it for drinks, a night club dance galore or just strolling around crepuscular boulevards, I urge you to get out there every once in a while. Lately I’ve worked quite a lot. My company has required more work input. I adore what I do. That makes it all easier. On the counterpart, I need to unwind. A friend hosted a pink themed girls’ nite. That was just what I needed.

Twilight Glamour

To me it’s very important to enjoy the different times of the day. I like to get out and about. Doing yoga poses and dance steps as the sun is setting is a real treat in my books. I like to go out for energizing walks in between clients. Oxygen sweetly caresses my whole being and life seems lighter.

Twilight Glamour

I got a French press coffee maker from a friend. I’ve mindfully enjoyed my vanilla hazelnut Van Houtte coffee. Such a joy to prepare the warm beverage. Wait for it to simmer. Then pour it into my Miami Starbucks cup. Take the time to indulge.

Twilight Glamour

It’s mid winter. Yet my spirits are sweetly high. There’s no particular reason for my bubbliness. And it is exactly that which feels even sweeter. Being happy for no reason. A client came and gave me a green smoothie he had prepared. He said “I know you like that’ with a big smile. I’ve finished the vitamin packed treat and now it’s time to get going. Energy flowing… out to you!

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Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

When in Miami, I love spending a day out on Key Biscayne. It’s an island South of Miami Beach. At the far end of the island, you find the largest national park in the area – not including the Everglades of course. I adore marveling at tropical plants, hiking on the bushy trails, having some picnic by the water and dipping into the soothing waves of the Atlantic.

Tropical Trends

A day like this is balm to my soul. I feel like I can truly let my inner beauty flow. I can get resourced. I need times like these. I need to stop and realize how sweet all the little things I see and experience really are. I cherish the oceanside. I love spending the entire day there – in harmony with the nature.

Tropical Trends

Here I’m jumping for joy. Joy is something that we can invite into our lives – and practice makes perfect. I’ve been thru times when being joyful felt merely unthinkable. Yet when I did muster up some willpower to try and see things from a sunnier perspective, it did work. Maybe in a very baby step-y way at first, but nevertheless.

Tropical Trends

Last Sunday I  hosted my discussion group Soul Cafe. The theme was a Purpose Driven Life. Some of you may be familiar with the famous book. My goal was to use that book as the basis of our learning time together. I was excited to see where we’d go. Four people came and we had a sweet time sharing our experiences and being able to say out loud what needed to be released from our hearts, and listened to. I will most likely organize another Soul Cafe meeting in two months. I get great pleasure in setting up this kind of a forum where people can pop in and be encouraged. Next time I’ll come bearing baked goodies, too.

Tropical Trends

Fashion is a side purpose of my life. It’s a fun game, and I do need it. That said, I don’t want to take it too seriously. I wish never to be caught in fashion’s dictating grips. I have to be vigilant about that. I have to remind myself that first and foremost my life is about other things than clothes or being admired because of I follow the latest trends. Fashion is wearing what I want to wear – to the beach and back. What makes me shine!

Tropical Trends

I’ve started working on a sentence, a slogan or call it even a motto that defines my purpose in life. That will then give me direction in what to do, and what not. We only have time to do what really matters. So far my understanding of my purpose is:
Spreading beauty and encouragement wherever I go.

Would you be interested in finding out your purpose? Make it your goal to journal, meditate, pray if you will. You’ll be inspired I promise.

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

Not your usual Susu Paris Chic fashionista pose but I thought it would be fun to include it in here.

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

 

Tropical Trends

Fashion Carries Thru

Fashion Carries Thru

Somewhere along the road I started having panic attacks. They came out of the blue. I was terrified. I was confused. I thought I’d die. More and more things started making me anxious. About two years ago I decided to claim back my life. Past December was another huge step in getting closer to a life free of ungrounded fear. I was out and about, doing lots of things I hadn’t done before. I learned how the wave of fear travels thru me. And how I am to let it pass. Not paying attention to it. yet accepting that this is my challenge. We all have one.

Fashion Carries Thru

Fashion has played a big role in my staying connected to what I love, regardless of other stuff going on in my life. Fashion allows me to find myself groovy. As I choose my daily frocks and accessories, I also reaffirm my personality. I communicate to the world who I am. This feels good. I feel like I come closer to the person I wish to be. If I lack in courage, my trendy clothes can help me in feeling stronger.

Fashion Carries Thru

My fashions are mostly far from expensive. Even with a small budget I succeed in finding unique things. Clothes that have that “notice the detail” to them. I also am very generous with “party” or “evening wear” pieces in my daytime life. Little sparkle always suits my style eye. I pay attention on details – pretty, well-taken care of nails, accessories that match up to the last little one or prints that marry on the color scheme.

Fashion Carries Thru

I used to live in the fashion mecca, Paris. There latest trends were for anyone to grab. Models crowded the streets twice a year. Now back on Stateside, my fashion inspiration has had to change. Oftentimes I’m the only one on my metrobus rocking feathers and fur. But that gives me the space to “be the fashionista on the town”. Less peer inspiration, more special quality to you. Whether you stomp on the trendy grounds or are in the middle of what is considered a non-fashionland, you can make your fashion life happen. The way you go about is just a little bit different.

Fashion Carries Thru

Fashion Carries Thru

Fashion Carries Thru

Fashion Carries Thru