Simple tricks for better sleep \\\ Petits trucs pour mieux dormir

(Version française plus bas!) I love sleeping. In fact, it has become a running joke that I take sleeping very seriously. For my defense, I just want to say that first, sleeping is awesome. It is also great for you. It gives your body a chance to recover, relax and regenerate. I find that sleepingContinue reading “Simple tricks for better sleep \\\ Petits trucs pour mieux dormir”

Tips to stay positive \\\ Trucs pour rester positifs

(version française plus bas!) It’s this time of year again: the winter seems to drag on, Christmas is over, the next holidays are miles away, and everything seems a little bit grey and mush. As the news are not helping, I find myself having trouble staying positive. I wanted to share my tips on howContinue reading “Tips to stay positive \\\ Trucs pour rester positifs”

Motivation tip: Visualization \\\ Truc de motivation: La Visualisation

When working on achieving goals, there comes a time when things get tougher because your motivation levels are slowly decreasing. I found that when I get unmotivated to continue working on my goals, one thing that really helps is visualization. It’s a really simple but powerful trick that can help you hit the gym whenContinue reading “Motivation tip: Visualization \\\ Truc de motivation: La Visualisation”

Sweet Potato Tricks \\\ Trucs de Patates Douces

(version française plus bas!) Sweet potatoes are a staple in my kitchen, and I find myself putting some in everything I eat these days. That’s why I had to come up with some tricks to make sure that I always have some yummy sweet potatoes ready to be eaten. It’s probably the simplest part ofContinue reading “Sweet Potato Tricks \\\ Trucs de Patates Douces”

Motivation Tips \\\ Let’s go, on est capable!

It’s the middle of January already! Like many people, I took new year’s resolutions. The first week or so, things were simple enough since I was still home on a break. However, now that my work and study routines are back, I find it difficult to keep up with my resolutions and to work onContinue reading “Motivation Tips \\\ Let’s go, on est capable!”

2017

(Version en français plus bas!) What a year! 2016 has been one of the toughest year I went through so far. A lot of changes, a lot of questioning, a lot of doubt. A lot of crap too: getting my identity stolen, car repairs, health issues. Mainly, a lot of great stuff too, if IContinue reading “2017”

Christmas menu: Banh Pate So \\\ Menu de Noël: Banh Pate So

(Version française plus bas!) When I was a kid, my mom used to make Banh Pate So, the Vietnamese puff pastries, in huge batches. The smell of warm butter dough would fill our apartment, and I just couldn’t wait for them to be cooked. This Christmas, I really wanted to recreate my mom’s recipe, changingContinue reading “Christmas menu: Banh Pate So \\\ Menu de Noël: Banh Pate So”

DIY Gift #4: Lip Balms and Salves \\\ Cadeau-Maison #4: Baumes à lèvres et Onguents

(Version française plus bas!) I love lip balms! I have a different on in all my coats and bags and a few are lounging on my desk and nightstand. I recently discovered salves, and I’m afraid they are on the same road as my lip balms: they will soon take over my living space! AContinue reading “DIY Gift #4: Lip Balms and Salves \\\ Cadeau-Maison #4: Baumes à lèvres et Onguents”

Christmas menu: Curried Cauliflower Soup \\\ Menu de Noël: Soupe au chou-fleur et au curry

(Version française plus bas)  I love curry! So, of course, when it came to deciding on my Christmas menu, I wanted to include some of its spicy deliciousness. I also wanted this soup to be simple and quick to prepare, and ideally to be something I could prepare well ahead. Well, this is it. ItContinue reading “Christmas menu: Curried Cauliflower Soup \\\ Menu de Noël: Soupe au chou-fleur et au curry”

Christmas 2016- Surviving the Holidays! \\\ Survivre aux fêtes!

(Version française plus bas!) With less then a week to Christmas, it’s easy to get high anxiety and to feel overwhelmed between gifts, cards, food and planning. All this extra work is also happening at the wrong time: I’m usually super tired from the cold setting in and a general lack of sleep. So, thisContinue reading “Christmas 2016- Surviving the Holidays! \\\ Survivre aux fêtes!”