Acknowledge where you are

Posted on November 25, 2013

10 years ago I had a dream of becoming fully bilingual in French/English. As I'm listening to a training call in English right now and taking notes, I'm realizing my dream is now a reality! English is 100% part of my personal and professional life, without even me paying attention to it. What are things that you wanted to achieve 5 or 10 years ago and that are now fully part of your life? Take the time to pause, inquire, and acknowledge ...

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Our worst enemy is inside

Posted on November 3, 2013

Our worst enemy is not outside ourselves, but inside. Every time we judge or blame ourself, buy other people's judgements about ourselves, wish we were different than who we are, put unrealistic demands on ourselves and blame ourselves for not fulfilling them, or let others put unrealistic demands on ourselves, we act as our very own enemy.

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Don’t give up on your dreams

Posted on October 24, 2013

Please do me a favor: don't give up on your dreams. Really, I mean it. I know from the bottom of my heart and from my very own personal experience, right at this moment, that it is possible to make them happen. And even the craziest of your dreams. Really. I mean it. I'm walking the path right now as I'm writing to you, at this exact moment. I'm realizing a dream I never thought possible: doing the most meaningful work I could imagine ...

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Embrace the positive and the negative

Posted on October 24, 2013

To be fully alive and whole, we need to embrace not only our positive emotions (e.g., joy, happiness, pleasure, pride) but also the "negative" ones (e.g., sadness, fear, anger, frustration). Each time we deny our natural "negative" emotions, we deny access to a part of ourselves and we become less alive. Instead of showing the "real" us, we show only a part of ourselves to the world. Positivity is beneficial as long as it is not a way to cover ...

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Being human is being vulnerable. Being vulnerable is being strong. It takes courage to embrace our vulnerability. And it creates connection. And it deepens the love for ourselves.

Posted on October 24, 2013

You are perfect now, in this very moment. There is nowhere else to go, no destination to reach, but be where you are now, in this exact moment.

Posted on October 24, 2013

The most painful is our own self-judgement, not others’

Posted on October 24, 2013

When we are judged negatively by someone else (or afraid of being judged), the most painful is not so much the other person's judgement (or imagined judgement) than our own negative judgement on ourselves, and how this external judgement hit us at a place where we are already judging ourselves harshly. Being aware of our own negative judgement on ourselves and developing compassion and acceptance for all the parts of ourselves (including, and ...

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The best personal growth ever is to BE with ourselves NOW. And welcome who we are now, in all our imperfections and humanness. There is no where to go, no goal to reach, no where to stretch outside of ourselves. No need to be more or less than who we are now. No need to be and to feel different. Just BE in this moment. Now.  

Posted on October 24, 2013

Your heart is your compass

Posted on August 5, 2013

Last week, my 102 year-old grandma who I love dearly passed away. I am French and all my family lives in France while I live in San Francisco, California. The funerals were to happen in the South West of France. I was faced with this dilemma: going or not going? All the "rational" facts were in favor of me not going and it "made sense" for me NOT to go. Only six days earlier, I was back from a trip to France to see my grandma at the hospital. ...

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