Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
fit to inspire

Rebeca Plantier: Don’t Punish Yourself With Exercise to be Fit to Inspire

How many women out there would love to get fit? Eat healthy; exercise regularly. How many of us are too busy caring for our families, juggling work or can’t find the time to look after our own bodies?
Running in the mountains

Why a Sweaty Workout May Be Your Best Detox Ever

Working mom and sports enthusiast Carra Sutherland has created an ideal sports and detox retreat — one that combines sport, a balanced, tasty and generous diet, fun, leadership and mental coaching sessions and ... the possibility for guests to bring their kids with them during the school holidays! 
marathon woman

Marathon Woman: Feeling the Competition in French Races

Much like nearly everything in life, they do things a bit differently here in France, even running races. From my very first Parisian race, I noticed that there was a distinct air of competition at these events. While obviously not everyone thought they were going to win, it was clear that most people were determined to get to the finish line as fast as possible.
running Paris

Marathon Woman: Where to Run in Paris

So you’re ready to start running in Paris? Bravo! Paris is a wonderful city for running. Wonderful, that is, so long as you know where to go, because negotiating the ever-present cobblestones can be tricky at best, and ankle and knee shredding at worst.
motivated to run

Marathon Woman: 5 Energizing Tips to Keep You Motivated to Run

Does your running routine ever feel like a drag? Try these helpful tips to keep yourself motivated to run and make exercise fun.
Charlotte Debeugny - Nutritionist in Paris

A No-Nonsense Nutritionist in Paris on Food and Family

Meet Charlotte Debeugny, a no-nonsense nutritionist in Paris who believes sensible and good eating habits are the best way to feel good about yourself. The mother of three has penned two nutritional books and is now working on a masters degree in her spare time. From her home outside of Paris, Charlotte talks about her two passions: food and family.
living thankfully

Focus and the Art of Living Thankfully

Focusing with gratitude – seeing, enumerating, and verbalizing continually all that I had loved and still loved – actually changed the things themselves, magnifying them, making them hum, expand, flash full of flame.

How to Cope With Depression after a Big Move

Depression can follow a big move, even to a wonderful city like Paris. How can you recognize the signs and what can you do about it?
French Healthcare system

American Mom in Paris: Cracking the French Healthcare System

How does the French Healthcare system work? What did my husband and I learn about our health coverage when we had to resolve our older daughter's hearing issues? We learned A LOT about how to ensure our family is covered when faced with any health concern.
alternative medicine

Acupuncturist in Paris: When to Use Alternative vs. Western Medicine

If "traditional" approaches have failed to ease your pain, consider alternative medicine like acupuncture, ancient techniques that produce modern results.