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Hello my lovelies, it’s been a minute since I’ve written because rather than take my own advice and slow down a little bit while I try to navigate this whole home schooling two kids, being a full time cleaner, cook and new found exercise lover – I thought why not totally revamp my business and website as well?! Replacing old habits of trying to be everything at once for living more consciously is a constant work in progress and today I was reminded that I still have a long way to go.

I wanted this time of quarantine to be filled with reflection and growth and not “just” a time where everything is on hold with stress building as we navigate all of this uncertainty. I have always struggled with the fact that I can’t control everything, of letting go. But time and time again I am reminded that we aren’t ever really in control and of the importance of slowing down, of reflection and of being quiet and still. I have never craved silence as much as I do right now. Time to think, time to just be, time to actually breath and be present. As mothers we are pulled in so many directions and it is so hard to press the stop button. Despite my efforts with boundaries and “me time”, somehow I find myself spread thin again.

Today’s post is a renewed commitment – it’s time to be less hurried as Dr. Alan Lightman writes in The Atlantic:

Habits of mind and lifestyle do not change easily. Without noticing, we slowly slip into the routines of our lives, like becoming so accustomed to living on a noisy street that we cannot remember our previous neighborhood and a time of silence. Some powerful force must strike to awaken us from our slumber. Now we have been struck. We have a chance to notice: We have been living too fast. We have sold our inner selves to the devil of speed, efficiency, money, hyper-connectivity, “progress.”

The Virus Is a Reminder of Something Lost Long Ago.

I’m a big believer in a good comeback story and tomorrow is a new day! If there is one learning I hope to take from these past few weeks it is that in addition to scheduling time for everything and everyone else in our lives, we should also make sure that we make appointments with the CEOs of our own lives because we deserve it!

Andrea xx

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Annie Ducharme

Beautifully said my cousin continuing this self analysis and opening your mind as you have is a sure success in living in serenity. I must say this process will continue to be a part of you and you will grow and realize so many things as you go we never stop learning but we do stop fussing over the little stuff and start concentrating on what we want life to be. Love you xoxo

It’s so important isn’t it? I feel like we can get so caught up in our thoughts that we become our biggest obstacles. Not anymore! I was thinking of you just the other day thinking about how inspiring it has been watching you make the most incredible steps to creating the life that you want. As always, forging the way for your younger cousins 🙂

Diane Morency

Hi Andrea, I have heard of you from your aunt Dolores since the day you were born I believe ! I think your site is indeed lovely and very down to earth and I’ll look forward to reading your updates. Good luck and stay healthy and strong. Diane (same name as your Mom who I met a long time ago )

Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your kind message! Tante Dodo is so special, I am so grateful she shared my blog with you. I look forward to sharing more! xo

Prima Sophie

You pierce our minds and hearts in the way you write…Thank you for this moment …… je vais aussi changer .

I’m so happy you came to my blog! Every day is a new day, if there is one thing I am learning during all of these days right now. Being and living in the moment in a way that is present, it’s a gift. Miss you Prima xox

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