The benefits of recent scientific research on mindfulness certainly attract us to experience and integrate meditation into our daily lives. The techniques may seem arduous and complex, but I assure you, meditation is actually simple and accessible to all. It essentially requires your presence, attention and steady breathing.
The mere mention of a painful memory revives a hurt that seems to have been anchored in the depths of our being for a few months or many years. Recent research in neuroscience reveals that our memory is not a fixed process in time. It is possible to reactivate painful memories and free oneself from the raw emotions and mental blocks associated with them.
“ Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.” – Tom Ford
At Le Monastère’s restaurant, breakfast is taken in silence, a morning ritual in harmony with the site’s historic vocation.When you experience silence, your sensory system starts to relax. Your brain needs to recharge its batteries, and silence is even more conducive to this activity than sleep.
The months of July and August are the time to fully enjoy summer and sunny days. Holidays, trips, camping, excursions and hikes are at the heart of many activities. It’s also a good time to meet up with family and friends. Cocktail hours, relaxing meals and discussions around a campfire at the end of the evening reinforce precious ties with the loved ones. These are opportunities that allow us to slow down and get back to the true essence of life. Here are some healthy recommendations to enjoy the summer!
Sustainable development is at the heart of Le Monastère des Augustines’ priorities and those of our employees. In April 2018, to celebrate Earth Day, and to continue raising awareness of the importance of adopting a socially responsible lifestyle, members of our team pledged to carry out eco-friendly initiatives for a minimum of one month.
In the province of Québec, most adolescents and adults lack sleep. Their schedules are extremely hectic—and nights tend to be short. Their sleep is also affected by hyperstimulation throughout the day or by thoughts racing in their heads at night.
Le Monastère des Augustines invites you to create your very own all-purpose balm. made of olive oil macerated with calendula, beeswax and peppermint essential oil. It is 100% natural!
With the arrival of spring, we invite you to discover La santé en toute simplicité, the latest book by Imane Lahlou, our main collaborator in holistic health.
Did you know that exposure to screens in the evening impedes the optimal secretion of melatonin? Excessive use of smartphones and tablets causes sleep disorders in many people. It is recommended to switch off your devices two hours before bedtime.
Enjoy your evenings to recharge your batteries. Whether you are alone, with your partner or with the family, take a moment of solitude (reading, walking, bathing, self-massage, meditation) to relax, be present and listen to the sensations, emotions and thoughts that emerge late in the day.
Doctor in Food Science and Naturopath
Author and Speaker
Discover the book Ces aliments qui rendent heureux by Bernard Fontanille and Marie-Laurence Grézaud.