Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Here are my last Boston pics. We took the Boston Harbor Cruise (for about 30 bucks) and visited the surrounding areas for an hour and a half. It was a narrated tour and the guy in charge spoke with an Irish accent and was overflowing with enthusiasm. I like being on and by the water. There’s something soothing and dreamy about seas, lakes and oceans.

Life has been good recently. Last weekend I met with friends. Sebastien and I also went out to dance. Going to bed at 4a.m. from time to time does good to your soul. I equally took long walks and spent some time reading in the park. Today’s an easier schedule for me. I’ll take advantage of that and go out to enjoy some more park time, with a stop at Starbucks, naturally.

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston by Water

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

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I still have some yummy pics to show you from Boston. I loved dressing in all black. I don’t often do that anymore – I used to a lot – so when I do, it makes me feel different, it makes a statement.

I greatly enjoyed following the Black Heritage Trail. I criss-crosses the picturesque area of Beacon Hill. Boston is an awesome city for someone like me who loves putting on those miles. We walked, and walked some more, for a total of close to six hours that day. It feels great to be out and about, visit and use your precious body at the same time. After that you can go a crazy with them Doritos, if you’d like. That’s my indulgence when I travel.

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Brookline Reservoir

Boston Black Heritage Trail and Beacon Hill

Hiking, Yoga Poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

We hiked up the Riviere Eternite mountain, overlooking the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec, Canada. It was a meditative moment. Letting the nature touch our hearts. On the top, we munched on bananas and fruit cake that one of my students had made for me. I felt thankful for the peace and quiet. Some hikers passed by, gently saying “hello”. We trekkers were in a club of our own.

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Recently life’s been good. Work has slowed down a bit so I’ve had time to plan new things for next year, as well as enjoy walking outside. I’ve done more journaling and coffee shop lingering, too. Yesterday I kicked off the rollerblading season. Summer is the time to enjoy the beauties of Quebec. Flowers flourish and everyone seems to be out and about. This is when we get our energies going. We live – fully.

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Hiking, yoga poses & Feeling Zen

Pink Top with Self Confidence Talk

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I’m still in the process of pondering the blog name change like I told you last week. Alicia, thank you sweetly for your precious opinion.

Life in January is filled with little drops of happiness. I look for them. I hunger for them. So I had one today. Look at my Instagram and you’ll see a pic of the smiley me with a coffee that a client brought as he came to class.

Now, let’s relax with that coffee (or whatever makes you feel precious and warm inside) and talk about things that matter. Let’s exchange and in the process be boosted.

I’m a person who loves pretty clothes – definitely pink – knowing about trends and creating glamorous outfits. These all add a nice extra taste to my days. That said, I am also someone who is quite sensitive emotionally. I need to be able to express how I feel at regular intervals. Sometimes I find this to be too much. I’d like to be less soft-hearted. I’d like to be tougher. When the going gets more intense, we all look for strong pillars around us. We appreciate people who don’t panic. I have that attitude in me – I am sure – I just need to consciously lure it out.

How can one gain more emotional stability? First, you have to relax. You have to find a feeling of trust in life. That hot-chocolate comforting, pancake smelling sentiment that “yep, I’ll be OK”. You have to determine where you can find it. My safety assurance is my faith in Jesus. God made this world, so he is able to protect me.

Once your safe base is found, you have to learn to remind yourself to go back there. These things don’t come automatically, especially after years of opposite, read anxious, behavior. It’s alright to catch yourself worrying. But act as soon as you can. I find going out for a walk, reading something captivating or talking with someone who really listens to me soothing.

I also remind myself that “this too will pass”. Sometimes things that are there here and now seem so dramatic. Yet when the sun rises again, the effect will already have lessened. You do something you regret. OK, that’s human. Don’t beat yourself up for it longer than five minutes. You go thru it, think how you’ll learn from it and then push yourself to forget all ruminating. Sometimes I feel tense around other people – social anxiety they call it – even if I don’t want to. I hate that and scold myself for it hours beyond the event. What if I just said “I wish I could be more true to my real inner being, which I believe to be a confident girl. Next time I’ll have a fresh new opportunity to let more of true me come out”.

Sirens top
Simons skirt
Payless pumps

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

Pink Glamour Top

East Coast of Oahu – Barack Obama’s Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

The East Coast of Oahu is something quite different from the South where Honolulu and Waikiki Beach are located. In the East, where Barack Obama is from, the waves hit the shore with mighty power. In the below picture I’m fighting the current to retrieve the beach on the very location where our president used to go surfing.

The water is super turquoise. It’s windy and often rainy in this season. We spent a full day touring the scenic points and relaxing on the beach. We also stopped for lunch at the cute little beach town of Kailua. We had really yummy, fresh and local ingredient salads at Aloha Salads. Ears full of sand and hair messed by the wind we drove home. Happy, relaxed and contented.

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach

East Coast of Oahu - Barack Obama's Beach