Guest Post by Brie in New York
We entertain lofty visions of newfound equanimity, of a harmonious balance between our inner lives and our outer reality. Unfortunately most of us spend our days in something short of that. Raising children, loving partners, sitting in traffic or spilling orange juice on the good suit. We must constantly adjust our ideal in order to accomodate real life.
-Meditations from the Mat
My father used to chide me that I came out of my mother’s womb with the most serious countenance he had ever seen. Those who knew me in my youth would have described me as a quiet, reserved and serious perfectionist. In fact, I was once accused of having no sense of humour whatsoever.
Then came a fortuitous event in my life-the birth of my third child. At some point in time I realised that in order to maintain my sanity I needed to abandon my perfectionistic attitude, embrace the chaos and live my life in the “now” moments. Laughing at all the mishaps, ironies and mess-ups that is life as I know it has become my modus operandi ever since.
When I first sniffed Atelier’s Orange Sanguine my immediate reaction was “This is pure liquid laughter in a bottle!” A bright and refreshing orange peel citrus that segues into creamy smoothness with a woody and tart orange kick in the drydown.
Notes: Blood orange, bitter orange, jasmine, geranium, amber woods, tonka beans, sandalwood
Above all else enjoying the laughter, even at my own expense, has been the best remedy for my sometimes stressful life.
As a Hopi elder once said ” We are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves.”
Please join me for a hearty chuckle tonight as I offer up a small sample of Atelier’s Orange Sanguine. Just leave a comment as to who or what makes you laugh. Winner announced June month end.