An Afternoon In Rodin’s Sculpture Garden

October 28, 2012

During my fast on Thursday, I went for a walk to Rodin’s Sculpture Garden. It’s actually part of the Rodin Museum. But whereas the entry fee for the museum is €10, the garden costs only €1 to get in. This is one of the smaller gardens in Paris compared to the Luxembourg and the Tuilleries. But its small mellow setting and the remarkable collection of statues inside makes it excellent grounds for a long, leisurely afternoon stroll.

The Thinker, the famous statue by Rodin, is more imposing in person than I would have thought. The rest of the statues too are magnificent in their own right. Their carved bodies are sinewy, tortured and posed in unusual ways. Looking at photos would not be able to do these statues any justice. But anyway, as I’ve already mentioned, I’ll post some of the photos that Oliver and I took from our afternoon walk in Rodin’s Sculpture Garden.

On a separate note, today Sunday is the last day of my 7 day cleanse. Hooray!! High five me.

So far, I’ve gotten through this week like a champ! But then again, this isn’t the first time I’ve done a cleanse. It’s my second time actually. The last time I tried to do a cleanse was in the spring, and that went terribly. All I could think about were croissants, croissants, croissants, coffee, coffee, coffee. I cracked by the fifth day. And when I say I cracked, I mean I cracked with a vengeance. Four weeks later, I was still trying to make up for all the food that I had deprived myself of during those five miserable days.

This time around however, I’ve been able to dismiss my cravings with grace. Yes, after this cleanse is over, I will still continue to enjoy my croissant and coffee from time to time. But I can now confidently say that food cravings no longer rule my life. Cravings come to me, I acknowledge them, and I let them go. This is a habit that develops when you practice cleansing. Next to the positive health benefits of eating nothing but simple, clean, pure foods for a week, I consider the subtle change in my relationship with food very important.

Doing a cleanse not only gives our digestive system a chance to reset, but it is also gives us a time to pause. To reflect upon why we eat what we eat when we eat. For example, I noticed that I always want to eat something sweet to cheer myself up. Like a pastry. Also, the possibility of hanging out with friends became more exciting with the thought of having an excuse to get carried away eating junk foods. Does this happen to you too? Anyway, we can dig more into this subject later (hint: a 7 Day Ziba Cleanse Guide is in the works!).

So finally.

We are going to switch things up again. Next week I’m going back to focusing on other areas of Beauty besides health. There are so many topics to explore, which is why I very much enjoy writing about the nature of Beauty as a whole. Next week we are getting into hair care and make up! I’ll show you some products that I like, because I think you will like them too:)

And oh yeah, the photos!! The photos! Don’t forget about ze photos!

So here they are. Enjoy!





11 thoughts on “An Afternoon In Rodin’s Sculpture Garden

  1. Emilia

    They have a Rodin garden in town here. (Some actual Rodin in the museum.) During the summer they have yoga in the garden with the sculptures’ bodies gleaning.

        1. kareen

          Emilia!! I have always wanted to try chi quong. Is that the same as tai-chi? Anyway, I’ve been signed up to and they have a treasure trove of yoga videos ranging from all sorts of levels and styles. They also have some pilates and chi gong videos on there. I think I will try that first. But a real class with real people would be even better!

  2. The Girls On Fire

    J’adore ce jardin tellement apaisant ! Il est magnifique, l’esprit de Rodin est là avec toute sa grâce et sa puissance nerveuse et calme !
    Bravo pour ton jeûn ! Tu as tenu : c’est excellent ! Moi aussi je prends du chocolat à chaque fois que j’ai besoin de me remonter le moral et … pour dormir ! je ne peux pas dormir sans manger de chocolat !!
    Mais je n’arrêterai pas d’en manger ! ;D
    Les photos sont très belle et tu es trop jolie !! ton ami est très classe !

    Biz ma ziba ^^

    1. kareen

      Tu es trop gentille, Ms. On Fire! 😀 J’ai hate de voir encore des nouvelles révues videos! Le monde attend que tu te dévoiles le visage, mais si tu voudrais rester anonyme, je voudrais te voir avec une nouvelle perruque (rose, peut-être?)!! A bientôt!! Bisous xoxo

      1. The Girls On Fire

        C’est fou ça !! Tu sais que toutes les Girls m’ont réclamé la perruque rose !! sauf que je l’avais prévue et du coup : ma surprise est gâchée !!! ;D
        J’ai prévu d’autres déguisements !! je ne peux pas montrer my face because I’m a James Bond Girl !!! Au service de la Queen Herself !! ;D
        One Day, we will meet in the Rodin Garden and you’ll see me !! I Hope !

        1. kareen

          Mais c’est normale, on sait bien que une perruque rose t’irait bien! (Mais non, je trouve ça fou que les autres Girls ont aussi eu la même idée). Haha, et j’adore la référence au Bond et à sa majesté la Queen! Clever, clever:D


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