Post-Pandemic Anxiety

Here in France, we are at Step 2 of our De-confinement. The curfew tonight moves from 19h to 21h. All non-essential shops will open again. Restaurants will open again to receive customers on their terraces. Many of us are rejoicing at this much longed-for freedom, but there are just as many of us who are …

Wake Up to an energising Morning Routine

#SavoirVivreVignette Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I am convinced that counting our blessings daily and keeping a gratitude diary can make us feel much happier overall. So I am going to assume that taking 3 minutes to identify 5 things that make you feel grateful and then noting them down is …

Did you sabotage your Future in 2020?

#SavoirVivreVignette What sort of stories do you tell yourself about your past? What do you tell yourself about what happened to you and how you coped in 2020? If you ask others to tell you how they will remember 2020, from their point of view, chances are that they will each have a different story …

Fighting Pandemic Fatigue

This is the second part of my post “Hitting the Pandemic Wall.” Just to remind ourselves: “Pandemic fatigue is a natural response to a prolonged public health crisis – not least because the severity and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic have called for the implementation of invasive measures with unprecedented impacts on the daily lives …

Mental Blocks to Magical Futures

Savoir Vivre Vignette We all have mental blocks. We have all convinced ourselves that there are some things that we just can not do. These mental block often have their origin in our childhoods. We attempted to do something, failed, and then, for our own protection (against the pain we felt because we failed,) we …