3 Tips to De-Stress


” You seem stressed ” Says the researcher with whom I have an appointment as soon as I enter her office.
” Stressed, me? Yes dear, and you are the main cause” I want to answer. “I’ve been waiting for 45 minutes; I have not eaten yet and I have an article to write before 6 P.M….  You’re right —I am stressed!” Of course, I simply replied with a beautiful smile: “No, not at all. I’m good. Just a little out of breath.” Ahem. Very good Dominique. Such a great answer! Breathe and stay calm. Everything’s gonna be alright… as Bob Marley’s song says.
Fortunately, the interview went well. The lady is not punctual, but her research is captivating. At least, my text will be interesting to read. I feel better already. But no question of settling right away behind the computer. First, I have to walk a little, then eat something.
The Notre-Dames-des-Neiges cemetery in Montreal is right next to my office. On my way, I buy a salad and hop to the cemetery. I often come here to relax at lunch time. A favorite destination for birdwatchers, this site contains a great variety of monuments (mausoleums, sandstone urns…) as well as several trees and plants. Sometimes, I also see red foxes. No Zombie.
* Photo by Mélanie MarronCimetiereMMarron
See how beautiful this cemetery is. If you forget the decomposing bodies underground, it’s like being in a garden.


Jacket – Sonia Rykiel Era Vintage Wear / Blouse – Tobi Tie rust blouse with plunging neckline / Jeans –Citizens of Humanity / Necklace – Banana Republic / Rings – The Right Hand Gal (Jeans & Rings are available at Room Service Loft Boutique) / Earrings – Tobi Don’t drop the ball hot pink earrings / Watch – Michael Kors / Belt – H&M (sold out) / Botties & Handbag Tory Burch (both sold out)
When I have too much on my shoulders, I have three tricks to help me face the music.


Walking helps expend energy.

Breathe and sing loudly 

I take deep breaths and the effect is magical. Breathing deeply opens the diaphragm and stops the stress response.

Essential oils 

Remember the madeleine cakes of Marcel Proust? When melting in his mouth it reminded him of his childhood. In my case, this phenomena happens with essential oils. Plus, they help relax the body and the mind. Several studies have shown that smell is linked to emotional reactions. It’s an easy way to help reduce the perception of stress and anxiety in the brain. I’m a big fan of the room sprays.
I love Rock n’ Roll / So put another dime in the jukebox, baby / I love Rock n’ Roll / So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me.
I sing at the top of my lungs … Fortunately, there is no one —because I sing really badly. But it’s not the dead who will tell me to shut up, right?


I feel much better now. I can go back to work with peace of mind and write my article. No problem.
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  1. Beautiful post Dominique. The pictures from your shoot turned out well and you look sensational. I like the blouse too. Those earrings look heavy though!
    Hope the stress reduction techniques continue to work my friend. That is a lovely location for your walks! 💕

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    1. Thank you Daren for your lovely comment. It was pouring rain the day of the shoot. My hair was all wet. Finally, it stopped raining for a while and we were able to take some photos. Fortunately, these stress reduction techniques work for me!

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  2. I don’t wear earrings very often as you know but these are so hot. I mean the colour is vibrant and they are not as heavy as they look. Love them! Thanks for your visit Elena. Have a great day.


  3. Lire ces quelques lignes procure un réel apaisement que l’on soit stressé ou si peu. Le marcheur que je suis vous rejoint sur ces quelques points.
    Et je découvre avec grand intérêt ce blog, auquel je m’abonne et dont je reblogue cet article.

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    1. Ton message me fait grand plaisir Sylvain. Merci pour le partage! Outre la marche, nous avons, semble-t-il, en effet des intérêts en commun, dont celui pour les découvertes et les convictions éco-responsables. Au plaisir de te lire.

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    2. Ton message me réjouit et me réconforte également. Les découvertes & convictions éco – responsables peuvent s’exprimer et c’est heureux avec ce bel outil qu’est le blog et également au quotidien. Au plaisir de te relire.

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  4. Loved the sense of humour here. This cemetery is sooo beautiful I want to photograph it. I just post on Instagram about health, please check it out when you have time and your work is done and you are not stressed. Relax my friend. It is important to live as stress free as possible. I know it is not always possible but you must try. I was ill last year and this year because of stress. Take care. xoxo Cris

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    1. Thanks Cris for this lovely comment. I am usually an easy going person but have to admit that the past two months have been a real challenge. Having fun blogging though. I will catch up with my IG reading by Friday and certainly will visit your blog as your beautiful pictures always relaxe me. Have a good day my friend. xoxo


    1. Thanks Anna for your comment. I did visit your blog and I am glad I did! Will read some more of your posts this weekend as I want to get to know you better. Thanks for visiting. Speak to you soon. Have a lovely Friday.


  5. Il faut que je te raconte !! Au haut de l’article tu as une photo ou tu tiens un sac jaune dans ta main droite. Bon. Je poursuis ma lecture et regarde les autres photos tout en me disant: ça m’étonne que Dominique mange une banane sur la 1ere photo; il me semble que c’est pas son style. Ce n’est que 48 heures plus tard, en faisant un zoom sur l’image que jai compris… que tu ne mangeais pas une banane 🍌!!!!

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    1. C’est trop drôle. Tu lisais sur ton iphone? Autrement, je dirais que tu as un besoin urgent d’une autre paire de lunettes! ha, ha… J’adore les bananes!


    1. You are so kind Da-AL. Believe me, if you had heard all the bad words I wanted to scream while I was waiting for the researcher, you would not had found me lovely at all! Thank you so much for your beautiful comment.

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    1. I am not top shape actually. My son is sick but he will be alright. Thank you for asking. BTW perhaps you have not seen it but there are five posts that have been published since the one you refer in your comment. I must admit I have myself a lot of catching up to do on your videos. Your doing a good job. You are a natural in front of the camera. xoxo


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