Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
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Trying to Grasp Spirituality in France, Where Religion is Not Recognized

I have been always very careful to which of my French friends I would reveal my spiritual search. For in this country, spirituality and religion are very much a private matter. Why is this topic to be handled with care? Today’s France is a society firmly entrenched in the separation of church and state. And the rocky road to a secular republic has taken a few centuries to achieve.
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Meet the Millennial Making Support Hosiery Sexy

When Walleriana founder Juliette de Feraudy couldn't find fun, sexy support hosiery to suit her lifestyle, she decided to create it herself.
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Acupuncture in Paris: How to Help Relieve Back Pain

When your back hurts you are not alone! Back pain, especially low back pain, is one of the plagues of modern life. Nearly eight out of ten people get it at some point. Healthcare systems worldwide spend billions treating it. Unfortunately there’s not a lot that western medicine can do. Fortunately there’s a less invasive option: Acupuncture.
Spirtitual quest

A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
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Marathon Woman: What To Do When You Really Can’t Run

Laura Moore loves running marathons and has racked up 23 races and medals since she started running. Here's what she did to stay in the spirit of a 10K race when bronchitis prevented her from running ...
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Trailing Wives: Torn Jane Doesn’t Want to Move Again  

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe offers advice to a former trailing spouse who is not ready to give up her thriving career to move again.

Marathon Woman: 5 Parisian Races to Run in 2016

If you’re looking to become more active this year or maybe shave off some of that stubborn holiday weight, consider signing up for a race to help motivate you to get out running on a regular basis. Paris is host to dozens of great races throughout the year, and here are some of my favorites to get you started.
entrepreneurship

How to Cure the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship

After having left my job in a busy corporate environment, I started my copywriting business in Paris and decided to go it alone. I‘d gone from a busy social day, to having nobody buy myself to talk to. That’s right – I’d started talking to myself. Times were rough.
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Work Life Balance: Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First!

Expat women have a crazy amount of balls juggling in the air. It’s not a bad thing, really. My schedule is crazy and every time I keep it balanced, I give myself a huge pat on the back. But, trivia time: What happens when you worry about getting the oxygen mask on someone else before yourself?
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The Motherhood Diaries: Living with Chronic Fatigue

Last week, I plopped down onto the sofa, baby in arms ready for a feed, and asked my husband to pass me a bib. Ever obliging, he brought it over and proceeded absentmindedly to tie the thing around my neck. Once I realized this was not a joke and got over the hysterics than ensued, it struck me just how tired he must be. And how tired I am. All the time.