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How to clear negative energy in your home

February 7, 2021
How to clear your home from negative energy

Do you believe that a home can emit some negative energy? Have you ever been in a place where you suddenly felt very uncomfortable for no explainable reason or at the opposite felt incredibly well? If yes, then this article is for you! I really do believe that the energy is surrounding us, although we cannot always see it. It is in the sun that brighten our days and warms our skin, the wind that blows the clouds, the water that falls from a mountain, the air that is the magic ingredient to create a fire, plants that grow and create oxygen, animals and humans that come from nothingness and get born, breath, grow, learn, think, move and die. Everything is energy!

While we are at home, we do live some life experiences that generate emotions and energies, which remain in the place even when we have left. These vibes can really have an impact on your day-to-day life at home. Did you move to a new place and can’t have a good sleep? Do you have sudden mood change? Stress? Anxiety? No worries, there is a way to get rid of the negative energy to improve your well being in your place! And for that you only need cedar incense.

It is a technique inspired from the Indians of North America that used to clean the bad vibes of their tepee with white sage. This cleaning should be done before moving into the new home and every month if you receive lots of people (which may not be actually the case ahahah) or if you feel there is like a heavy atmosphere at home. You can also use it to clean the bad energy inside your car! 

So here is the process to clear negative energy in your home:

  1. Close your entrance door and start with the rooms that have a window. 
  2. So when you start with the first room; close the door and open the window so that the bad vibrations go outside. 
  3. Light a cedar incense stick and go at the opposite corner of the window. 
  4. With the smoke of the cedar stick, you draw in the corner an infinite symbol that has the right loop unclosed, so it rather looks like a fish. Draw this « fish » tree times with the cedar smoke. 
  5. Continue to draw the « fish » three times on each piece of furniture and even under some furniture that gives you bad vibes because they are dark such as tables, shelves etc. Clean the room clockwise. 
  6. When leaving the room, close the door tightly and move on to another room which has a window. If you have windowless rooms, keep them for the end. 
  7. For the windowless rooms, do the same ritual but keep the door of the room open so that the bad vibrations go into the hallway. 
  8. Once all the rooms have been cleaned and the remaining negative energy is in the hallway, open the entrance door and start gesturing from the end of the hallway to the front door. 
  9. Then close the entrance door.
  10. And let the incense end in the room where you spend most of your time such as the living room.

I hope you find this article useful; if you know any other technique to get rid of negatives vibes, please share in the comments. I would be very happy to lean more about it! Bisous, Melissa ♡


25 inspiring Buddha quotes

July 18, 2016
Buddha quotes

Let’s start the week with a little touch of wisdom! Sometimes it is necessary to take some time for yourself and meditation. Discover and meditate on these 20 inspiring Buddha quotes  ( Gautama Buddha) on happiness, love,  life & peace to be the best version of you. Which quote is your mantra? Bisous & Namaste, Melissa ♡

25 Buddha quotes:


  1. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
  1. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
  1. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
  1. “If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
  1. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
  1. “Nothing is forever except change.”
  1. “As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”
  1. “ The mind is everything. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
  1. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world”
  1. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”
  1. “The trouble is, you think you have time.”
  1. “The greatest prayer is patience.”
  1. “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”
  1. “Will not be punished for your anger, your anger is the punishment.”
  1. “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment”
  1. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”
  1. “Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.”
  1. “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”
  1. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
  1. “It’s your road…and yours alone… Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. No matter what path you choose, really walk it.”
  1. “Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.”
  1. “Your worst enemy cannot hurt you as much as your own thoughts, when you haven’t mastered them.”
  1. “Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”
  1. Success isn’t the key to happiness.Happiness is the key to success.”
  1. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”



How to get fit forever

June 24, 2016
get fit

♫ It’s the final countdown ♪ (tou tou tou touuu.. toutoutoutoutouuu!!!) before summer holidays! You can’t wait for the holidays to begin but at the same time you feel it is too soon to achieve your summer body? Relax and be patient because there is no magic and healthy way to get fit in just 1 month. Building a new body shape takes min 3 months and maintaining fit forever means that you need to embrace a different lifestyle and change some of your habits. In addition, as we are all unique, some tips that may work for one person will unfortunately not work for another. As we get older, the body changes and you may also need to readapt your routine. Having a fit and healthy body is a lifetime project! OK I have to confess that I am not a nutritionist and I cannot pretend that I know everything about everything. In fact, I never really needed to loose weight because I started eating good and healthy since my childhood thanks to my mum. She used to cook delicious and balanced plates everyday so I always had a loving and happy relationship with food. Later, I started to be interested in healthy living, wellness, met some experts and inspiring people and read a lot about this topic. So I am writing this article to share some habits that I always had or tips I learned, tested and that are actually totally integrated in my lifestyle. These tips are easy, simple and accessible for anyone. Ready to be hot on the beach next year? Bisous, Melissa ♡


15 tips to get fit:

1. Basic rule: If you want to loose weight you should eat less calories than you actually burn. The easiest way to achieve this goal is to stop to eat before you feel completely full and have a heavy stomach. If you eat more than you need, you are forcing your body to digest extra food that is not needed and you will have a bad digestion. Having a good digestion is key to loose weight and get fit (obviously since you are going to the loo 🙂 ).

2. No diet: Don’t follow any short-term diet but change permanently your lifestyle. Diets cannot work forever and may really affect your body and health. Do you really think it is healthy and ethic to eat just proteins during 1 week or just drink juices? In fact, when you adopt a diet that tells you to eat just 1000 calories per day although your body is used to 1800 calories, you will really loose weight. Then when you will come back to your usual diet with 1800 calories but your body was adapted to 1000 calories, you will immediately stock all the fat because finally your body doesn’t need anymore these calories. See your body remembers and if you have a lack of some nutriments, you may pay it later with health problems.

3. Drink water and champagne when you have the opportunity: Start your day with a glass of warm water. First of all this simple anti-aging gesture will detox, hydrate your body and you will have a more beautiful skin. Drinking enough water also helps to get fit because it boosts metabolism to burn fat, helps in digestion and prevents constipation. Finally drinking at least a glass of water before a meal helps to eat less by making us feel full.

4. Cold shower: Try finishing your shower with cool water on your legs to stimulate your blood circulation. A bad blood circulation is one of the main causes of cellulitis. In addition, cold showers can really help you to burn fat. It is scientifically proven that when your body is exposed to cold temperatures, it generates heat by burning calories to keep you warm. Also to maintain a good circulation, avoid crossing your legs. Ok it doesn’t mean you have to sit in a vulgar way neither!

5. Don’t skip a meal on purpose: when you skip a meal in order to loose weight although you are hungry, you are going to decrease your metabolism and stock fat during your next meal. The weight you lose may come from muscle, not fat. In addition, you will feel frustrated to skip a meal because food is life!

6. Listen to your body: the quantity of meals you take doesn’t really mater. Just eat when you are hungry. If you are not hungry when you wake up, don’t force yourself to take your breakfast. Bring a fruit or prepare something that you can eat later in the morning when the hunger comes. If you are not hungry at the dinnertime, just go to bed without eating, it is not that necessary anyway to eat before to sleep. Trust me you will feel very fit and good when you wake up. Also don’t wait your next meal starving and suffering! Personally I cannot feel happy and cannot focus at work if I am hungry. You can eat earlier or have a healthy snack such as a fruit or almonds. Eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full will help you to consume an appropriate amount of calories.

7. Balance your plate: my trick to manage the quantity I eat (and it looks very rude) is to serve my plate only once but make sure I have enough quantity. This way allows you to have a total control of the quantity of food you are eating. You can imagine how confused I was when I started to live in Spain and had to share tapas with 10 persons! Eat a bit of everything but feel free to eat as many vegetables as you want because they contain vitamins, fiber and minerals. They are low in fat and help the digestion. You can eat more for the breakfast and lunch but have a light dinner. Don’t mix ingredients that together are not easy to digest. For eg, don’t mix proteins with carbohydrates (good bye dear pasta carbonara) or proteins with proteins (no more royal bacon or CBO…). Obviously you can mix vegetables with everything.

8. Eat in a happy mindset: your thoughts and feelings can affect your body. Don’t you have insomnia, appetite and digestive problems, tiredness or headaches with anxiety? (Read my article 5 yoga poses against anxiety) If you eat in a happy mindset, you will have a good digestion and this is good to get fit. If you feel guilty and a real monster to eat a chocolate bar, it really doesn’t worth it. Leave it for another moment when you will really appreciate it. Try to eat less in front of your computer or television and accompany your meal with a nice conversation. A recent study said that when you take a picture of your plate before to eat, it increases the pleasure when eating it. Are your surprised? 

9. Eat slowly: when you eat slowly, you masticate more and generate more saliva that helps the digestive process. It takes about 20min from the beginning of a meal to start having a satiety feeling. So the slower you eat, the less you eat because you give your body time to recognize that you’re full before you have finished your plate. Take the time to appreciate the smell, colors, taste and textures in your plate. Personally when I love a plate, I eat very slowly to enjoy it a maximum. My boyfriend is quite mad at me because he is finishing his plate when I am only starting mine and has to contemplate my happy face when waiting for the dessert ahah.

10. Balance your mind: Obsessed, extremist and narrow-minded people are not cool. So have a break (have a kitkat), preserve your social life and happiness. Allow you to eat a very big, fat, oily, cheesy, alcoholic meal at least once a week and in a happy mood please. Don’t feel guilty. I usually eat healthy all the week but do not really take care in the weekend and I feel good and happy this way. Another thing, I am actually eating as less as possible meat, salt, sugar, flour and cow milk. However when I go back to France, there is no way I refuse to eat a creamy and smelly cheese on a crispy baguette with a cup of wine although this little pleasure contains cow milk, gluten, salt, flour and sugar! It is not scandalous to make exceptions but scandalous to be so exigent and closed minded towards yourself and the others. 

11. Cook: try to cook as often as possible and use fresh products. If you don’t like cooking or don’t have the time, prepare salads or cook simple plates for several days. Really try to avoid as often as possible prepared meals, cans and processed food because they are usually full of sugar, salt and chemical ingredients that make you fat and damage your health. The way to cook is also very important. In order to cook with less fat, you can boil your eggs, prepare your fish or vegetables in the oven or steam them. The healthiest fat your can use to cook is the extra virgin olive oil, it is high in antioxidant, reduces the risk of heart disease, strengthen and protects the immune system, controls the bad cholesterol and boost the circulation.

12. Ingredients to eat: if you integrate some healthy ingredients to your daily meals, you are already doing 80% of the job to get fit! Here are some of the best ingredients that burn fat and facilitate digestion: Green tea, green coffee, artichoke, pineapple, lemon (read my article lemon water), oats, red pepper, spinach, apple, broccoli. If you are not vegetarian, you can also integrate proteins such as eggs, white meats like turkey, chicken and some fishes such as salmon, tuna and sardines.

13. Ingredients to avoid: sugar, salt and fat. Be careful because sugar is not only in candies or cakes. It is totally everywhere, you can find it in almost all the cans, alcohol, bread, potato and pasta contain sugar and some fruits contain a lot of sugar such as the lovely cherries. Avoid eating more that 2 fruits per day, don’t eat them at night and make your own juice or just eat a fruit. You can replace the sugar by stevia or honey. The salt is responsible for water retention, blood circulation disorder and generates cellulitis. Try to put very few salt and replace it by herbs and spices. And finally avoid as often as possible these 2 bad fats: saturated fats (in fatty meat, lard, palm oil, butter) and trans fat (in margarine, biscuits, packed food and processed food such as pizzas, potato chips).

14. Workout: If you want to get fit and tonic, it is compulsory to move a bit your butt. The ideal is to do some workout at least 30 min 5 days a week and alternate: 1 day of cardio/ 1 day of exercise. You can test some crazy body challenge such as the Bikini Body Challenge proposed by Kayla Itsines. However, if you cannot (like 99% of the people on this planet), try to walk as much as possible, take the stairs, practice bicycle, be a disco or tweerk queen on the dansefloor on Saturday night fever… find the best solution that can better adapt to your situation.

15. Bonus: If you are desperately constipated, never forget this unhealthy rule > Cigarette + Coffee = Poo! 🙂 🙂 🙂