Asking for help is a strength

by Sylvia Gautier
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Asking for help is not always easy. It is for some, but for others, it’s very hard. Is it because being strong is synonymous with being in control of everything, being there for others when they need us, successfully juggle family, work, social life and exercise… So does it mean that when we can no longer handle it, we are weak? If we keep that belief, it means that when we do feel out of […]

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Self-care, selfishness and love

by Sylvia Gautier
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I’ve been willing to write this post for a while now and today is the day. Self-care is a topic very close to my heart so I’ve written quite a few posts on this topic over the past 3 years. When I wrote “Put your own needs first”, I received many positive messages from people thanking me for the reminder that it’s important to allow ourselves to take care of ourselves. I was touched by […]

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Midlife crisis in your 30s?

by Sylvia Gautier
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Traditionally, we associate midlife crisis with people in their late 40s or 50s, but new reports show that this period now starts reaching people in their mid-30s. Most people experience a kind of emotional transition during that time of life and go through it smoothly, without any major life changes. For others, on the contrary, a midlife crisis can trigger a rethink of the way they have lived their life so far and a desire […]

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8 Secrets to Happiness (part 4)

by Sylvia Gautier
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I am excited to share with you the final post of the series: my 8 Secrets to Happiness (part 4):   7.  Be in control of your life This is your life, you have the power to make it what you want it to be. Nobody else can do it for you. If there are things that are not working for you and that you want to change, you can change them. If you don’t know […]

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My top 20 action quotes (from Walt Disney)

by Sylvia Gautier
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Today, I’d like to share with you my top 20 Walt Disney quotes. Walt Disney (1901-1966) was such a wise man. 1) “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. 2) “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” 3) “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. 4) “The past […]

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8 Secrets of Happiness (part 3)

by Sylvia Gautier
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After my first four Secrets of Happiness, I am pleased to share my 5th and 6th Secrets with you today. Happy reading! 5 – Be in the present moment To experience happiness, the most important thing is probably to live in the present moment. The Now is all about feelings and emotions. It is about focusing on your inner-self and your senses, as opposed to your surroundings. In a word, being in the Now is all about […]

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