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Sur La Route

Some photos from our recent road trip through France...


Old road sign in the Vendee

Old meets new
A private house now...hope they're still dancing!
Spotted this in someone's garden...

Looks like Romeo's been busy!
Picnic area with quite a view
Beautiful old car, but no idea what it is...
Organic zero waste van
Street art
Biocoop Kitty
Breton Marais
Free books - take, deposit, exchange as you wish. 
About to drive over the Saint-Nazaire Bridge
Les Moutiers-En-Retz in the Loire-Atlan

Calmness and Discipline

"Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. It's presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought." ~ James Allen ~
As August was coming to an end last year, we decided to make September a month of gratitude - writing down 10 things to be grateful for every day. It proved to be such a powerful thing to do that we've kept it going. Every night before going to bed, we compile our list together. At first, we were writing about all the big stuff happening in our lives and as time has gone on, we've found ourselves noticing all the little things too and just how quickly these come to mind.
The list writing quickly became a habit, it's the last thing we do after cleaning our teeth and it feels so good to do every night. Our mornings also start with even more good habitual routines...meditation, our Tibetan Rites exer…