Different World

What a summer this has been! Two ✅ on my bucket list on the same year 💙

One planned 3 months ahead, the other one planned 3 days ahead! 😛

And it was amazing!

Kathmandu, Nepal… Such memorable adventures, cultural challenges, an intense influx of information to my six senses… yes… 6 instead of 5… touch, sight, hearing, smell, taste and… feel!

I felt present, I felt overwhelmed, I felt humbled, I felt privileged, I felt vulnerable. I felt alive. It was an overflow of real colors, dispersed sounds and smells!

A civilization written of living History and traditions!

I pray that in Life I have many more opportunities to “just go”.

I pray for Health, Love Connection and Travel… it’s living culture, a learning playground!

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Trip to Kathmandu – my Impressions

As my trip is almost at its end, I’m trying to recap everything that I’ve seen and felt throughout these past 3 days.

Trying to organize ideas but it’s been so overwhelming and intense that it’s impossible to translate everything into words.

Kathmandu is not a quite city.

It’s not somewhere you can actually quite down the mind.

It’s buzz all around, extra polluted air, an adventure to cross the street and a maze! And yet, as you get to know it a bit more, it kind of grows on you.

The first day I was so impressed by #pashupatinathtemple that I almost didn’t dare taking pictures.

The spiritual environment, the symbolic rituals, the meaning and the intention set in each detail overwhelm you.

Respect was my key word for this Temple. The sacred river looks everything but.

Still, I’m the one out of context.

I understand the concept though.

And the concept is indeed a beautiful one. This is a Hindu worshipping temple.

Next I went to… a Buddhist temple.

A city where these 2 religions co-exist apparently as harmoniously as salted caramel chocolate.

It’s a wonderful, sweet balance and there’s room for each flavor.

The #boudhanath Stupa was full of life, energy, colors!

My key word here: Balance.

Everything seems to fall into place.

Each religion with its Gods and Deities hold special beliefs and spiritual traditions. They are different but they deeply respect each other.

And that alone should be a lesson the rest of the world could very well learn.

#culture #travel #mindbodysoul #love #rituals #symbolism #offerings #prayers #temples #solotraveler #beyourself #nepal #kathmandu #temples #sacred #shiva #buddha

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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang… the opposite but complementing energies…

We all have them both.

It’s naive to think otherwise.

The feminine vs the masculine, light vs dark, introspection vs action.

Key word: balance.

Whenever we say we want to surround ourselves of good energy and good vibrations because that’s what’s in line with the universe, we need to understand we are Human and not machines.

And humans are made of different vibrations in different moments.

No one is pure positive energy all the time. Everyone has a heavy dark side.

The thing is recognizing it and becoming self-aware.

Isn’t it the first step to deal with it?

Self-awareness will make you decide who you want to be… the bright or the dark? Self-awareness is when you begin to grasp that you can make a choice.

Allowing yourself to fall completely into darkness or allowing yourself to shine? Will you allow yourself to work on that balance and aim for it?

It’s not about eliminating the darkness.

It teaches you a lot about who you are in all your dimensions.

It’s part of who you are.

It’s about co-existing with it, minimizing it, it’s there but it doesn’t take over.

Because you’re in control.

How do you take control?

I began with self-awareness.

I knew I didn’t want to Be my dark side.

I didn’t want to be defined by it.

Then I aimed for Self-acceptance.

Then I worked on Self-love.

And eventually I found Self-respect.

Lots of “self” here. Does that make me selfish?

Maybe!

The truth is I spent too much time of my life giving all my love, all my attention to someone else.

I always gave the best of me to someone else.

That led to the annulment of Me.

I was weak thinking I was strong.

I worked a lot on myself.

I looked for help in order to succeed in doing so.

To reach the point in which I know who I am and what I want.

I now know my Higher Self, my own high authority knows better.

Instinct? Gut feeling? Choose your words.

Observe yourself.

How affected are you by tiny things?

Do they actually impact your life?

You’re bigger than that.

And stronger than you think.

You just need to make your way towards what you envision.

And just like Yin and Yang, allow yourself to not be framed into the standard dichotomy “good or bad”, but whole.

And I believe a whole Human Being is inherently Good at its essence. The rest is just loud background noise.

Kitten Love

How can these creatures be so sweet and so pure loving?

I took care of these babies for one day only as I learned my cat allergy wasn’t under control even on anti-histaminic… I only had them for one day and my place felt empty the minute they were gone!

They gave me a terrible night! Day sleepers and night players 🤪😱🤦🏻‍♀️🙈

Even not knowing me, they filled me with their kitten love and their therapeutic puurrrrrrrr!!

Do you still seriously doubt its frequency is therapeutic?!

It is!! You immediately feel better!

Pets give Life to any place!

They give out their own energy, you just need to receive it 😍

To think kittens like these can be just out in the streets, abandoned or mis-treated is something I can’t ever grasp… so I admire the efforts of people who unfold themselves to provide them with foster or forever homes!

People who approach Life with a spirit of kindness and caring 💙

These babies deserve it so much 🙏 (whatever they have in loud volume meow 🙀they make up in sweetness😻)!!

So whenever you decide to get a cat, a friend, a keeper, make sure you adopt!

So many out there waiting for the opportunity to keep you company, make you laugh with their silliness (and careless bravery! 😳) and give you lots of cuddles!! 🥰 So… adopt, don’t shop!

#catlover #lovekitten #adoptdontshop #meowing #energy #cuddlesession #cattherapy #cats #vibration #frequency #love #beyourself #damncatallergy #catladies

Cake and Attention

Welll… yeah!! 😅😅

Key words… CAKE… and ATTENTION! As simple as that.

If you’re a girl, you want attention, if you’re a woman, you still want attention.

It’s inherent to the human being as I believe the male species also requires attention.

They just might live better without the cake.

The problem is when we don’t get the attention we crave for. How do we deal with it?

I dare saying we literally seek for it, and when we do so, we make a big mistake (or many mistakes actually)!

I also dare saying most times we hope for the attention of one particular person… if it doesn’t come… drama!

All alarms are on!

And you make it worst by looking for the attention… (let’s forget the cake for now).

You know that if that person is silent rather than giving you the attention he once gladly provided before, he’s gone.

You just don’t want to really face it.

The “attention habit” is twisted.

You get used to that… it’s the difference between full on and gone.

No in between 🙄 it seems it’s the way life goes (so they say) and you need to live with it.

So here comes the seriously get real part…

YOU are ENOUGH.

It’s no one’s job to show you that.

It’s nobody’s job to validate you.

That’s YOUR job.

In or out of a relationship, you are still an individual with your own core belief and values system.

If another soul is tuned in with that, consider yourself a super privileged human.

If not… consider yourself super privileged anyway.

It means you have the brains and the strength to understand it and not allow anyone to mess with it.

Understanding and compromising don’t mean replacement or annulment.

Humility doesn’t mean being stepped on.

Kindness doesn’t mean weakness.

So, whenever you feel in need of attention… have that cake… and then hit the gym.

Give attention to yourself.

It’s a lifetime’s job understanding how you can take care of yourself… but trust me…

It’s possible 😉

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The Lie

We all go through heartbreaks.

We all go through the tears, the fears, and the sleepless nights.

Some are harder to digest and take longer to fully close that cycle.

For me, the hardest to silence is the lie.

I had a very quick relationship but very powerful and intense. In that short span of time I was the happiest I had been in years.

I felt understood, supported, taken care of, a spoiled princess and a proud woman.

When we first met, he told me his story: divorced, had been married for 22 years with a woman whom didn’t have his back at any point.

From what I was told, it was an unhappy marriage where the friendship and understanding were gone.

Physical needs were fulfilled with no emotional connection.

So all of the sudden I knew this man’s story through his words, his eyes, his details.

One day he disappeared.

Vanished in thin air.

Without a trace.

I was shattered.

He later messaged apologizing for disappearing but “his family” was arriving the following week.

He never spoke to me again.

I realized “his family” meant his daughters… and his wife.

It broke my spirit.

It broke something I believed in.

He didn’t give me the power of choice.

It was my decision to make in full knowledge.

I think he knew exactly what my position would have been had he told me from the beginning.

I felt lied to, used, manipulated, humiliated.

This man introduced me to his friends and met my friends…. and there it was… the ugly truth.

He had introduced his new toy.

He gave me a lot. I value that.

But what he gave, he took in double.

The position he put me in brought me down quick, hard and into deep darkness.

But as we all know, we are machines.

You cry.

A lot.

And you wake up in the morning and go on about your business.

You forgive but you don’t forget.

And one day, a reminder is all it takes to bring it all back as if they were recent scars.

It all comes back to life.

And again, as a big girl, you take the blow.

So yes… people like me are like bruised fruit.

What do you do with bruised fruit?

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Nothing Changes

For those of us who live abroad we live the dual Life…

Home is now a 2 sided reality.

When you go on vacation, you go Home.

When you come back, you come back home. It’s the place you built and it’s your “right here, right now”.

But sometimes Home might just surprise you when it comes to “right here, right now”.

And then, Life needs to show you again just how much of a b**** she is when it comes to timing.

She can’t give you what you most desire.

She will only allow you a glimpse so you can regret something you don’t even know what it is.

And suddenly there it is.

You get stuck in a moment in which you remember… “ah! This is how a man should look at a woman… I had forgotten…”

the sweet, inviting, subtly challenging look in those eyes…. the decent attractive conversation… beauty and brains… of course, that tiny extra bit of Gin helps you dream and fantasize “Can I just surrender and make time stop?”

“Can I please not have to go back and check this out for a bit?”…

No, you can’t, says Life with her witty provocative attitude. When something you crave for is right in front of you, right here right now.

Right or wrong, it’s how you feel at that time… the dazzling, beautiful hopes and dreams are just there.

And you have to let them go.

You can’t explore.

There’s no “next time”.

This mix is enough to get you in the bubble of questioning yourself… again and again.

Am I doing the right thing?

Should I be here instead of there?

You start thinking of everything else… family and friends who need you but whom you didn’t know needed you.

You need to make an effort to recall what brought you here. You need to remember what fuels your dreamy future.

But are you in the right direction?

How do you know?

How can you possibly know?

These are silly thoughts carried away by the magic of friends, music and Gin…

But they are surely enough to ignite an endless amount of real questions… enough to open the feared Pandora’s Box…

What opportunities might you be overlooking at Home?

What mistakes are keeping you away from the life you envisioned?

What if?

#loveandeverydayaffairs #livelife #lifeblog #daydreamer #myblog #dreambigprincess #love #yinyang

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