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Clémence Dieryck

I'm a bilingual yoga teacher who helps people who sit a lot gain mobility, move without pain and reduce their stress.

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Sympathy, empathy or compassion?

How can we avoid letting other people's emotions affect our own mental state? I recently had a few people telling me their manager struggles with dealing with their own stress, which puts a lot of pressure on their team. I've been there before and it's not fun. Whether it's your boss or your partner going through a stressful time... it can take a serious toll on both your relationship and your mental health. So how do we avoid letting this happen? It's important to differentiate 3 things:...

4 days ago • 2 min read

Or rather, you can have it all, but not well and at the same time. Career, family, friends, health, hobbies… Something’s got to give. I think burn-out happens when we try to do everything well at the same time. And the sad thing is… when our health collapses, everything else follows. Our lives are made of seasons, and we regularly need to take a step back and decide what we want our priority to be. It needs to be intentional, otherwise other people’s priorities will take over. Journal on this...

11 days ago • 1 min read

Reader, if you have a look at the free resources on my website or at the ton of content I post on social media, you'll see that I'm not afraid of giving away all the tools I use. Someone asked me recently if I wasn't scared of losing potential clients because of that. Why would they work with me when they could watch my yoga classes on YouTube or download my free guide to improve their sleep? The answer is simple: ✨implementation✨ Let's be honest, you don't need more information. All the info...

25 days ago • 1 min read

My client M has a sedentary job and 2 very active kids she loves to do sports with. 3 years ago, she hurt her shoulder and an MRI confirmed an impingement syndrome. She saw physiotherapists and osteopaths for two whole years, but didn't see any improvement. Her shoulder hurt every time she wasn't careful when moving her arm. As a result, she stopped doing any kind of physical activity, because she was afraid of the pain. She felt that the lack of movement was making things worse. When we...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Let me start with a recommendation this week: the WIRED Tech Support series of videos on YouTube. Experts in all sorts of fields answering questions from Twitter. All the experts are so passionate, and they have the amazing skill of simplifying difficult subjects. I love it. Anyway, I was watching a dermatologist answering questions, and someone asked if they should add anything to their 8-step skincare routine. The dermatologist thought that she’d actually benefit from getting it down to 2...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

I asked my followers on Instagram to complete the sentence "I know what to do, I'm just not doing it, because___". The overwhelming response was "because of laziness". And… I don’t believe that 🤷♀️ I bet that you do things every day that a genuinely lazy person would never do. Perhaps you have a successful career, are raising children, travel regularly, speak several languages... or you might have a hobby on which you spend a considerable amount of time and energy. Things that any other...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

A quick one this week, you will understand why. I was recently offered to work on the translation of one of my favourite games... I OBVIOUSLY couldn't say no, but it means I’ve been working until late in the evening to fit in the extra work. What did I notice? Less sleep = less motivation for self-care. It's so hard to exercise and eat well when you're tired. Less sleep = less focus. Everything is harder when I'm tired, but resisting distractions is the hardest of all. Next week, I will be...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

In the last French Q&A podcast, I was asked a question which you might resonate with. How to deal with persistent pain? Can yoga help with being more patient and accepting the pain? Or even lessen and relieve it? This question is very dear to my heart, since I had to deal with wrist pain for over 2 years. And I've of course met many clients who had been in pain for several months, sometimes years. Here's what I have found works well: Understand how pain works When I had persistent pain in the...

2 months ago • 1 min read

I am convinced that doing 10 minutes of exercise every day is better than 1 hour per week. And I'm going to prove it to you! Let’s take the example of my client, P. P is a busy man. He knew he wasn't moving enough, but he wanted to start small. We met for a 1-hour yoga class so I could see what he needed. Then I created a 10-minute routine he could do on his own. After a couple of weeks, he told me that because he gets up a bit earlier to do this routine, he goes to bed earlier. And since he...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Letting go of what you can’t control is a noble ambition for 2024, but it is easier said than done. If having this intention was enough, you’d have done it already 🤷♀️ I'd argue that the first step towards letting go of what you can’t control… is to know what you can control. And focus your efforts on that. Let's imagine I want to be less stressed about my job... I work in a big company, I do my best but I don't get to make the important decisions, and I'm frustrated. I think about it on my...

3 months ago • 1 min read
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