• Learning

    What should you learn in a changing world?

    Lately, I spoke with my mother on the phone and she told me that one of my cousin was starting a new job. He is a lawyer and he is leaving the law company he is working for to start something new. He will help his new employer to open a subsidiary in a new country. One of his reasons for this move is that the job is changing dramatically and that in ten years, a lawyer will do radically different things from what he is doing now. My mother was puzzled about this. I was not. I am working in the banking industry, which is known for being a…

  • Life and blog

    Fun ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day

    As a student, I spent one semester in an Irish university. This was a fun time and I liked it very much there. As Saint Patrick’s day is approaching, I have been thinking about ways to celebrate. Many people are simply going to an Irish pub to drink a beer. However, I am not going out so much any more since I am a mother and anyway I do not really like beer. As a student, when I went to a pub with friends, I would take a pint of cider and pretend I am drinking it. However, it already ended up with some guy standing in front of me…

  • Life and blog

    9 months of blogging

    I have now been blogging for 9 months and sometimes I feel a little discouraged. When I read posts of bloggers who claim they could give up their day job to work full time on their blog after several months of blogging, I feel I must be doing something wrong. Yet, I really like blogging. First, I like writing and I like sharing ideas with other people. Then, I like feeling part of a blogging community, even if I can’t claim many readers. I even like the time looking for new ideas for blog posts. My results since June 2018 I launched my blog in June 2018. Before, I read…

  • Books

    Book review: The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)

    I read lately The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect by Australian author Graeme Simsion. Both books enable you to follow the life of Australian genetician Don Tillman. The books are both funny and very sweet.   This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information.   The Rosie Project In the first book, The Rosie Project, Don is single. He has had bad experiences by dates with women, mostly because he has asperger and his social skills are not very good. Don is very intelligent and a successful genetician but he has problems interacting with other people. His two (and only) friends, Gene and Claudia,…

  • Life and blog

    The month of living healthier – week 4

    This is now the very last day of my living healthier challenge. The last week of the month of living healthier was not as good as the week before. Indeed, there were two people around me celebrating birthday, my father-in-law and a colleague. In such circumstances, it is difficult to follow all the rules of the challenge and I did not get as many points as the week before. Points earned during the week 22/02: 5 points no sweet drinks +1            eat fermented food +1 (yogurt)            eat five fruits and vegetables +1            have a walk…

  • Life and blog

    The month of living healthier – week 3

    This is now the end of the third week of my month of living healthier challenge. This week went pretty well. I am going to analyze the results of week 3 and compare them to the two last weeks. Finally, I am going to set objectives for the last week of the challenge. Points earned during the week 15/02: 6 points 5 fruits and vegetables: +1            eat fermented food: +1 (yogurt)            have a walk: +1            no sweet drinks: +1            cook a healthy meal with the children +2 16/02: 6 points…

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    The month of living healthier – week 2

    The second week of the month of living is now over. In this post, I will analyze the progresses I made this week, compare this week with last week and prepare the next week. I am still using for week 2 the same points system as for week 1 as I found it useful. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Points earned during the week 08/02: 2 points 5 fruits and vegetables +1            no sweet drinks: +1 09/02: 7 points have a long walk with the children: +2            cook a new healthy…

  • Books,  Life and blog

    Great books that will help you to live healthier

    Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Therefore, I though that the month of living healthier had to include a list of books that will help you to live healthier. The books in the list will cover several aspects of a healthy lifestyle. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Books that will help you to live healthier Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ (Giulia Enders) I read this book in German when it became a best-seller in Germany. I can perfectly understand why the book was so successful. The author, the young German doctor Giulia Enders is fascinated…

  • Life and blog

    The month of living healthier – week 1

    The first week of my month of living healthier challenge is now over and it is time to analyze the first results. I will first give the details of the points earned and then analyze what worked well or not so well during this first week. Points earned during the week 01/02: 5 points no sugar +1            no sweet drinks +1            10 fruits and vegetables : +2            fermented food: +1 (Sauerkraut) 02/02: 9 points new healthy recipe with the children: +2            have a walk with the children: +2     …

  • Life and blog

    Motivational quotes for a healthier life

    February is my month of living healthier. This can sometimes be difficult to have a healthy lifestyle. Cakes and sweets are available everywhere and you do not always feel like exercising. Motivational quotes can help you to focus and live a healthier life. My favorite motivational quotes for a healthier life “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Benjamin Franklin “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha “I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in…