French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
Take a woman in her early forties. She is the typical extravert, who deeply cherishes her freedom. She loves her job, travels constantly and has the privilege to meet with fascinating people from all over the world.
Now figure her as a full time Mum, no job opportunity in the neighborhood, thousands of miles away from a decent Apéro with her friends. Husband working full time and traveling quite extensively…Identity crisis, anyone?
So here I am, joining a burgeoning trend where women go middle-age crazy and opt for wilder versions of themselves. I pull the doors of Bridges Salon with a mission: ditching my classic coifs in favor of “statement” hair, which includes undercutting or shaving off bits of it, and dying it in colors insulting to nature.
See the picture above?…
So very grateful that this Salon happens to be real gem: Francis Lee, the hyper qualified owner, understood my style right away. Vent scared me a little when he turned me into a blondie, but the Ambré was beyond my expectations.
Bridges Salon The Gallery, Juan Luna street,Mabolo, 6000 Cebu City(032)233-0023, (032)5057631. Must book in advance!
Hair fixed, I needed to still the mind.
Want a real yoga session, with instructors who don’t just do their job but also share their passion? Then Yoga world is your place too.
They have classes all day long at affordable prices. My schedule works best with the Gentle Flow class of Carlo. In less than 2 weeks, I became so addicted to his class that I (hardly) no longer beg the clock to hurry when doing my 5th Sun Salutation.
Third tip? A paradise island 5 hours from home. Santa Fe is (still) so quiet and so beautiful, no traffic, no noise, just white sand and turquoise sea. Once in a while, escape the crowd, reconnect with what really matters and recharge the batteries.
One last tip for the road? no need to travel, it is right here, just at the level of your heart. Take a piece of paper, a pen and write down all the things you are grateful for. I bet this will be your most rejuvenating experience 😉
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