Voluntary Blindness

I woke up early this morning. It is -1°C here in the south of France. According to the weather forecast, it is going to be a sunny day. Whether the sun will be reflecting of the frosted fields in an hour, remains to be seen, it is still pitch dark outside. I have been preoccupied …

Summer Workshops: Don’t forget your fur coat, diamonds and high heels!

Summer retreats are very popular here in the south of France and with good reason: The sun rises early and it is not fully dark until after ten o'clock in the evening. The days are long, warm and sun-drenched... Most of our guests remember to bring the essentials on a mindfulness meditation retreat at Les …

La Vie en Rose in Eauze

Every year, for the last six years, we go to the same restaurant, La Vie en Rose in Eauze, for my other half's birthday lunch. As we visit Eauze during both our Connect with Horses Personal Empowerment Workshops and our Walking and Wine Tasting Holidays and as Eauze is the starting point of our Walking and Wine Tasting Camino …

Mindful eating: a visit to Eauze fresh food market

Mindful eating

Should you come and stay with us for seven or more days on a personal empowerment workshop, you will spend Thursday morning at the weekly fresh food market in Eauze, a thriving country town not far from us. As you know by now, we have this awkward fixation with feeding our retreat guests bodies as well, …

Midlife Wisdom: Collect experiences, not possessions

Since December 2015, I have been thinking about making New Year's resolutions, in a very general, non-focussed sort of way. It is now the beginning of March 2016 and still I have not been able to formulate any inspiring resolutions for this year. I am not sure why, because I am actually a great recommender …

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