Good Posture Starts in the Mind

The Philosopher Princess is on the warpath this morning, friends, so take your precautions, please. There may or may not be some bad words and strange ideas to follow. Gird your loins. One of my 22 in 22, that is, my New Years Resolutions, is that I want to improve my posture. I told theContinue reading “Good Posture Starts in the Mind”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Body Positivity and Health

The Ideal Life Theme of Body Positivity and Health is one I previously discussed in an article back in June, but to recap, here are some of the statements that define how I imagine my Ideal Life. In my Ideal Life, I am a person who: trusts my body loves my body, no matter whatContinue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Body Positivity and Health”

The Zen of Heartburn

What if, when you bought something that you didn’t need, you got heartburn? Like, that awful feeling of having a pill stuck in your throat that happens after you eat that thing that you shouldn’t have eaten. Or too many of those cookies. Or too much of anything. The joys of indigestion I have madeContinue reading “The Zen of Heartburn”

The building block of woman’s health

I have messed around with creating a kind of subjective “how I am feeling in my body” scale, with elements like, flexibility, energy, stamina or how clear is my skin? This kind of measurement scale is not something I can ever stick to over the long haul, but it can be effective as a pushContinue reading “The building block of woman’s health”

Measuring the building blocks of health

As with just about anything I have learned regarding contentment, part of the mental trick of living a contented life is being able to enjoy the benefits of the future in the present. This is not always easy to do. But making steady progress towards my goals and celebrating that progress is, by far, theContinue reading “Measuring the building blocks of health”

Body Positivity and Health

As you know, I am slightly obsessed with all things circus. Not the elephants and tigers kind of circus. I am talking about the physical artistry of the acrobats, strongmen and daredevils. I myself am neither. But I am parent to two little boys who are everything I am not: one who is both aContinue reading “Body Positivity and Health”

Join the Circus

The circus. I dream of the circus. I don’t dream of going to the circus, no, no, no! I want to run away and join the circus. While I never thought I would have children, this has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I remember my mother singing “GoodbyeContinue reading “Join the Circus”

Engineering my summer

You may have noticed by now, but I am a “routines and habits” kinda girl. I am never bored by the workaday life…the “m├ętro, boulot, dodo…” I like waking up at the same time, doing exactly the same things, making my coffee, having my quiet work time. I like knowing exactly what time I needContinue reading “Engineering my summer”

Body Positivity and Health

This article feels urgent to me, not because of where I am in my journey, but because of where you, that one reader who needs to reads this, are in your life. You know I don’t like to give advice. I really try not to get preachy. I only have my experience to speak from.Continue reading “Body Positivity and Health”

Mental Health and Mise en Place

I am going to take a parenthetic break in the practical aspects of Mise en Place and take a moment to expose a few ideas, a few for which there is scientific research to back up, to argue that what you wear doesn’t just make a difference in how others see you, but it canContinue reading “Mental Health and Mise en Place”