Springing, Learning, and Growing

Hello! Funny title, right? Isn’t it interesting that the word « spring » has many definitions? I won’t go into all of them but it’s a peculiar word because it involves a lot of energy to be able to emerge (yes like the plants and trees at the moment), and it can also be harmful as in the nautical term of a boat springing, causing a crack. Well, that’s how I feel at the moment. Too much is going on and it’s springing my boat, causing a very painful back pain. This kind of pain is telling me something. Time to learn and start over! I was ready to abandon FCP, but I won’t! Time to grow and not run away. Soooooo, I started a new food regimen: gluten and sugar free (I already stopped caffeine). I’m trying meditation. And more yoga and walking because I need to stay fit. I’m concentrating my time more on communicating in a non violent way thanks to Faber and Mazlish and CNV. (Yes, it still feels new to me, especially with two challenging children!  It’s hard to change!) I’m trying to make things less stressful at home by spending a lot more time organizing my home and spending time with my children. Time with my dog. Time for the Town Hall. Time to work at the lycée International as a sub (the money is helpful). Time for my house in the Ardèche. Time for the husband (not as much as I’d like to because he doesn’t have time….) So, where is the time left for FCP?  There are so many things I want to share and do with you. I keep thinking about it but just can’t seem to be able to do it all alone. My helper is also rocking in her boat. Helen is going to make us fantastic healthy snacks for our children and I’m totally supporting her! Soooo, how can I make this project more interesting for other people to join me? Are people interested? What is motivating me to pursue? What am I getting out of it? (Not money, that’s for sure!) What I get out of this is the pleasure of sharing within my community. A group of friends, no matter the size, that are extremely important to me.  And I get really nice thank you’s and nice invitations too. I feel happy helping people! Anybody want to join my boat? Let’s talk about it! I’m proposing a café on the morning of Friday April 10 at Carabistouilles. Just to chat! Maybe there will be sunshine and we can sit in the sun!

Also in April,

Happy Easter April 5! Remember our wonderful chocolate lady in Orgeval, Villas Boas!2795990970

April 9, 10:30: I invited some of you to a Stella & Dot Trunk Show at my house on April 9. It will be presented by Sonja MacDonald. If you haven’t received an invitation, please tell me and I’ll send you one!

April 16, 10:00-12:00 : Adultes Sophro and Relaxation at Séverine’s house with Séverine Dauguet and Ellen Schoute. Please email me if you’e interested (agnescatton@yahoo.com)

April 17 to 19 Let’s go see Maureen’s Art in Paris!  See and Like her Facebook page Maureen Art & Colors for more information. Maybe we can go Friday 17 in my car? I used to live in the building where she’s having her show! Such a funny coincidence! April 18 to May 3 Spring Vacation!!, enjoy!! I know I’ll be down south doing work in my house in the Ardèche. And you?

And new Fitness sessions!


Quoi? Cardio/Pilates, course fractionnée et stretching en fin de séance. Où? Cette fois-ci nous proposons le parcours de santé à Saint-Germain-en-Laye qui se trouve derrière la piscine. Vous pourrez vous garer facilement sur le parking de la piscine. Durée? Entre 1h30-2h00 Combien ça coûte? C’est dégressif. Plus on est, moins ça coûte! ex: 6 personnes: 20€ par personne, 7 personnes: 18€, 10 personnes: 15€  (Une séance déduite si vous prenez un abonnement!) Quand? Mostly Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays (with children over 10) rsvp to Catherine Charré, select.training@yahoo.fr, She is putting together a doodle. A quelle heure? 9:30-11:30

Préparation? Catherine aimerait vous rencontrer par téléphone avant le jour J pour avoir une idée de vos besoins. Voici son numéro: 06 07 90 32 01


May 5: Discover Reiki in the morning with Maureen Watson in her home.  More details closer to the date.

MAY 5 : Faber & Mazlish conference at the Mairie of Orgeval. More details soon! and following that, we will have some workshops set up. This will all be in French but we can help you if you don’t understand! The coach is bilingual too.

and more surprises will be organized in May and June… Food events with Charlotte Debeugny,

I hope you’re all well, and if you have a little time, it would be a pleasure to continue this project of sharing and learning. By the way, what do you think of this new logo? I was getting a bit tired of the coffee cups… Thanks Christel Capéran from Femmepreneurs!


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