I was feeling heavy in my heart and mind… (How to recharge and recenter in these times)

I was feeling heavy in my heart and mind… (How to recharge and recenter in these times)

I realized that I had lost my center by constantly checking the updates of the current crisis.

Every time I was checking the updates of the Coronavirus in the US, in France, and in the world, I just could not stop myself from reading and reading more about it. It was as if a spider has taken me in its web, and I could not untangle myself from it. I was glued in it.

On Friday afternoon, I was feeling heavy in my heart and mind, as if a big dark cloud was hanging over me.
…like the gloom of the world has taken over me.

It felt like my mind was pulled away in so many directions.
…like my mind was not my own anymore.

and that I could not focus on the things I want to create in my life now.

I realized that I needed a break to recenter and come back to being the creator of my life.

Here is what I’m doing this weekend:

– I’m NOT checking ANY news or updates about the coronavirus for 2 full days at least.
– I’m taking the time to meditate, read, and journal.
– I’m writing and sharing all the amazing things I’m grateful for in my life. They are so many.
– I’m going for luscious walks in nature.
– I’m connecting with friends, family, and community through Zoom, phone calls, messages, Facebook.
– I’m being of support to people in my life who need my love and presence.
– I also attended a fun dance party on Zoom with friends.
– I asked friends on Facebook to post funny/silly memes so that I could laugh out loud.

Tonight, as I write this, I’m feeling:

– refreshed and recentered.
– lighter, with joy and gratitude in my heart.
– clear-minded about what is happening in the world and what I can do best to help.
– armed with a fresh perspective about this crisis and the blessings and rebirth that will come from it
– empowered to be an active creator of my life.

What about you?

Are you taking the time to refresh and recenter in these times?

If so, what are you doing?

If not, this is TIME! unless you want to let the events of the world be in the driver seat of your life.

This is SO important… always, but EVEN MORE so now.

Recharge and recenter, so that:
… you don’t let yourself be pulled away every moment of the day by the flow of intense news.
… you don’t let the external events dictate your life.
… you don’t lose your center, your creative force.
… you don’t let the gloom of the world colors your internal state.

Recharge and recenter, so that:
… you come back to your center.
… you connect back to your gratitude for life.
… you stay in the driver seat of your life.
… you create what you are here to create.

Be gentle with yourself.

What we are facing is unprecedented in our lifetime, and we are all learning how to be with it.

I’m learning too and doing it imperfectly.

Love and blessings to you and your loved ones,


P.S. I hope you and everyone around you is well. Here in California, we have a shelter-in-place order for 3 weeks at least.

This is how I take a break from work (Pics from my happy place close to home)

This is how I take a break from work (Pics from my happy place close to home)

What a glorious Spring day here in the San Francisco Bay Area! 

So I did this for my mid-day break.

This is one of my favorite ways to recharge during my workday.

What do YOU do to take care of you during the day?

Comment below and share with me. Or send me pictures. I want to see!

…and if you don’t do anything, then this is time for you to change that. Your happiness and productivity at work depend on how well you take care of you

Whether you love your work or not. This is ESSENTIAL.

So, start TODAY!


What is your #1 medicine?

What is your #1 medicine?

What do you do when you need to recharge?

What is your #1 medicine when you feel stressed, overworked, tired, or down?

Well, mine is the Ocean.

The Ocean recharges me every time.

Every time I am feeling down, tired, worried, overworked, or meh. It works. It recharges me.

At first, I doubt it. I resist it.

I wonder: “really? will it work this time?” “Shall I even bother?”

And then, as soon as I go BY or, even better, IN the Ocean, whether I put my feet or my full body in, I start feeling better.

The water washes my worries away.

The other day, I was feeling “meh.”

I knew deep down my body needed water.

But I resisted it at first. “Really? It’s a long drive. Why bother? Are you sure it’s worth it?”

I had the choice to go in a lake on my way back to the AirBnB I was staying at or to drive longer and go to the Ocean.

Despite my doubts, resistance, and the longer drive, I ended up choosing the Ocean.

I am SO glad I did.

It worked. Of course. It always does (at least 99% of the time)

I went in the Ocean. I swam and enjoyed feeling the water on my body for about 30 minutes.

And the magic happened. Again.

I went out and I was feeling refreshed and energized again.

Walnut Beach (Connecticut) – a few days before the wedding of my dear friend Stephanie.

After, I was so energized that I was feeling inspired to write.

Yes, the Ocean also helps me find my inspiration again.

Water and the Ocean are my BEST medicine. By far.

What is your medicine? What recharges you?

Every time.

Even if you resist it at first.

and wonder: “Why bother?”

Only YOU know what it is.

Deep down YOU know.

And it is important that you know and use it.

NOBODY can do it for you, even the best healer.

You are your best healer.

Your best medicine woman, your best medicine man.

Are you listening to your inner healer?

Are you using your medicine?

The medIcine for your spirit, mind, and body.

GO and DO IT. NOW.

And write in the comments! I want to hear what is your medicine.