Episode 19: Our Friends Got Married

got married

Hi everyone! I hope you’re still there, even though I’ve been posting only 3 days a week. Summer back home is keeping me busy and last week was a whirlwind. I barely had time to sleep. Between meeting a few friends, dinners, hairdressers and a very important wedding, I was exhausted. But all for very good reasons! Last Friday, two of our closest friends got married in the beautiful town...

How to Change Your Life With One Simple Decision

how to change your life

There’s a constant battle inside me that often ponders about if I’m doing the right thing or not. A week or so ago, I texted my husband saying I was not feeling myself. Contrary to what Beyonce and Nicki Minaj sing, I’ve been struggling deeply inside. It may not seem like it, and I never let it show, but it’s been getting to me. Granted, since I came home, I...

How to Stay Positive When All Seems to Go Wrong

stay positive

We’ve all had those moments when we feel powerless againstΒ the universe’s dark sense of humor. When you see life happening for everyone except you, it can be hard to stay positive and see what good is out there. Because there is good in each moment, and you have to be the one finding it. These sorts of moments bring me clarity and a sense of enlightenment. While finding joy in...

The Power of Facing Your Insecurities and Dealing With Anxiety

dealing with anxiety

Lately I’ve been debunking a whole new side of myself. In the past few months, I’ve been dealing with very familiar and unfamiliar feelings all together. There’s a hard debate going on inside me, that I mostly keep to myself, but like to put out there. Not only as a way of unloading all this crap. But, also, as a way to figure if any of this happens to you...

Why We Are Allowed to Feel Sad

feel sad

I’m normally a person who easily expresses herself through writing. I’m terrible at confrontation, I hate it, and most of all, talking about my feelings. I developed sort of an ironic sense, towards talking about my feelings. Especially because they were often dismissed or people were telling me I was acting out. But lately, I found out that people should never dismiss what you’re feeling. You’re the only one whoΒ can...

Being a Real Person In An Overly Edited Society

being a real person in an overly edited society

I realized, as I was writing this title, that I too, fall in this category. I edit my photos – mainly brightness, contrast, highlights and one or two pimples – to none of anyone’s surprise. But I try to keep it as real as possible. Wrinkles included. If I’m not feeling as insecure, I leave it as is. We all get caught up in the thousands of apps and software...

Pride Yourself

pride yourself

As I relax and listen to the good ol’ Bob Dylan, I ponder about this month’s theme: pride. I’m not going to pretend to understand the struggles through which the members of the LGBTQ community go through. But I certainly empathize with it. I cannot imagine having to take on the world just becauseΒ you’re being you. I feel like this month – now coming to an end – represents way...

About the Person Who Changes Your Life

person who changes your life

Watching re-runs of Sex and the City makes a gal wonder. How Carrie Bradshaw of me. There are a few episodes, back in the day, where they talk about girls who change men, and vice-versa. I often think about this. As you get older, you realize that everyone can be a diamond in the rough. We spend most of our teenage, and early adult years, wandering around and trying to...

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me, And…

20 things you might not know about me

That is absolutely correct! There’s a celebration going on throughout this day, week and month. I Life You turns 3! My baby can already talk, walk, stand straight and even curse sometimes. I don’t want to elongate myself on how proud I am to have been doing this for the past 3 years, even though recently it’s a bit on the quiet side. I’m working hard on bringing you the...

Nothing Like I’ve Ever Done Before

nothing like I've ever done before

If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen a change in scenery and palette. After months of debating if I was coming home for my mother’s 60th birthday, on the last possible day, I decided to come. I crossed the idea off my mind for some time. It was a subject of great sadness to be missing another key moment in my family’s array. Her birthday was this past...