Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Zebras - show off your stripes!

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So we have come to the end of the A to Z challenge - and what a month it has been!!  Thank you again to all those who have stopped by and shared their thoughts, blogs and comments, on such a wide variety of interesting subjects.  I look forward to next year and what it brings for us all.  
But until next time here are some zebras!  Reminding us to 'show of our stripes' and to do this with love.  Let yourself shine, sing, dance, create - whatever it is that makes you happy and brings you closer to yourself and others.

Your comments as always are welcomed, or just stop by to say bonjour to us here at De Tout Coeur.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.
 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Saying YES!!

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As we are nearing the end of this A to Z challenge I am glad I said YES to taking part, joining in, meeting new people and learning and reading blogs about subjects I would normally never come across.  Sometimes we just need to say YES and give it a go.  Ignore the fears or the 'what ifs'.  It has been hard work at times fitting in the daily blog, but well worth it.  Thanks to all who have stopped by and introduced themselves and their blogs.  I hope we continue to learn from each other, and 'say yes to new adventures' - however big or small.  I look forward to hearing from you - and your experiences of saying YES.  Until tomorrow and Z!?
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Monday, 28 April 2014

The Fox and the Little Prince (on day XX1V)

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"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
The Fox in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry  

My simple thought for today's blog - day XX1V (or 24) of the A-Z Challenge from the fox in The Little Prince. 

Love, friendship, belonging...

Let us know your thoughts here at De Tout Coeur

Until tomorrow...



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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Walking

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Walking.  A chance to get out in the world and be present in it. To explore and discover what is around me. I love the Limousin countryside - forests, lakes, wildlife at every turn. Discover new paths wherever you are.  I love the simplicity.  No need for special equipment.  A chance to meditate, clear my head, breath in the fresh air...to get outside.  

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Where do you 'go outside'? 

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Until tomorrow...happy exploring 

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Enjoy the View



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Stop, take time, enjoy the view.  Life is short and precious. Sometimes I need reminding myself to get away from the computer, from any anxieties and worries, and just take a moment to step outside. To take time to enjoy the view, to get into the beautiful countryside around me - take Eric the dog for a walk and get some fresh air in my lungs and recharge my mind.  

How do you take time to stop and enjoy the view?




Eric the Dog 
Lac de Vassiviere - a few minutes walk from us 
the view just down the road from us here at De Tout Coeur Limousin 

Stop & smell the roses. #quote
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

U is for Us

Us and thoughts of 'random acts of kindness', and how do I make these into actions today? How will I act from my heart and not my unconscious?  

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Who Knows Where The Time Goes?





A musical interlude today, building on the theme yesterday of singing from the heart - Who knows where the time goes?  Originally by Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention.  


This more recent version is by Kate Rusby - a favourite singer of mine. 


A beautiful song and a chance to take a moment and reflect.


I hope you are having a good week.  


Until tomorrow...



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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sing from the Heart


Sing from your heart - a big part of what we do here at De Tout Coeur Limousin - help people to open their heart and lungs.  To sing without fear, to ignore the negative voices and childhood fears. There's a famous quote that says; "sing like no one's listening"!!! Why? Sing like they can all hear you, that you are worth listening to, that you can shine and inspire others.  

The human voice is one of the most intimate, beautiful and natural gifts we have.  It's not about being a note perfect singing star but when you sing from your heart and soul it will be heard and felt.   

Does your heart sing?  What helps you sing from your heart?

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Rumi & Doing what we Love

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Finding and seeking what we love and what we do.  Allowing this to be our path and 'what we do' with our lives.  Letting it happen, letting yourself take part...letting the beauty of what we love shine.  The simplicity of doing what we love. Do what you love, with love....have faith and believe that you can overcome whatever obstacles are in your way.  Whether this is learning to sing or ride a bike - our fears can get in the way and complicate the simple beauty of doing what we love (I can't do it, it's impossible, i'm not good enough.....). 

How do you let the beauty of we love be what you do?  


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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Your quest...

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It doesn't have to be a trek across a desert or end with you slaying a dragon. Quests are our missions and journeys in life.  Our searches and longings.  To find others, to find love, to find a voice, to find out who we are. How do we overcome the challenges and obstacles that get in our way?  How do you know when your quest is over? Do you keep fighting and searching or trust in the process and know that you will get there?

Good luck on your quest whatever it is.  Have faith and trust.  I look forward to hearing about your quests - however large or small.  



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Friday, 18 April 2014

P for Patience

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We want things done yesterday, feel pressure and anxiety when we haven't got to our goal straight away.  Patience for me is about sometimes learning to sit with the process, trusting and having faith.  It will be OK, if we keep on, with love and patience we will get to the place we once thought impossible.  I remind myself of this as we are setting up our home and business here in France.  At one time even selling our house in the UK and moving to France seemed a distant possibility, filled with obstacles and set backs, but we made it.  We are here and 'keeping on', and everyday little by little we are moving in the right direction.  
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