Happy new year!

January 3, 2017 Leave a comment

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… as we say in French: “Happy New Year and good health!”

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Patriots Day

December 28, 2016 Leave a comment

I have a friend who plays in the upcoming movie “Patriots Day” (“Traque à Boston” in France) with Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and John Goodman. It is the story about the Boston Marathon bombing that took place in 2013.

Hopefully he made the final cut in the movie. He won’t know it till he sees it. Suspense…

Edit:  So…Patriots Day comes out on January 13th in the U.S. (and on March 8th in France), and although my friend hasn’t seen it yet, he has heard from reliable sources that his part has been almost entirely cut. That’s showbiz!         Bummer!

Better check it by ourselves at the movie theater when the movie will be released. :-)

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Happy winter holidays!

December 24, 2016 Leave a comment

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Wishing you a peaceful and joyous holiday wherever you are!

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Think positive

December 15, 2016 Leave a comment

think50 exercices pour penser positif” ( 50 exercises to think positive). So far I’ve done the first 5 exercises. They show me how I think, whether I need to do those exercises or not. I’m pretty sure I need to do all of them. Once I get to know myself a little better, I’ll do exercises to: analyze my approach to life, discover the origin and nature of my feelings, find solutions to stop some bad habits (like those nasty ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts)), boost my self-esteem, etc.. If only it could work, it would be awesome.

I am already aware of my ANTS and fight them… sometimes.. not always..and therefore it is useless… because they always come back. And we all now that negativity is contagious! But I don’t lose hope and keep on trying to be more positive…come on, let’s do it! 130 more pages!

Say ‘aah’

December 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Atlantico.fr released an article on how to detect if someone is suffering from depression just by observing only  his verbal tic and his non-verbal communication.

And guess what? There’s an app for that!

Indeed, according to this article, it seems that

    • the flow of speech,
    • the number of syllables pronounced per minute,
    • the lengthening of vowels,
    • the lack of intonation,
    • the melody of speech which becomes more monotonous
    • speaking more quietly than usual

are all elements that can help discover whether a person is suffering from depression or has suicidal thoughts. The app is not yet available to the public but it is tested by professionals in the U.S.. It could be useful with patients that are isolated or cannot go see a doctor. That’s worth a look.

Can you see me wave?

December 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Hi Paris and France!

… A beautiful picture taken by the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the International Space Station of.. Paris and parts of France (Britain, Normandy, etc..) we can also see the very bright Belgium and a tiny section of England too.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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