Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
post-holiday state of mind

INSPIRELLE Post-Holiday Quiz: Are You Zen, a Rock or Losing the Plot?

Our no-nonsense nutritionist helps you assess your post-holiday state of mind and offers a few helpful tips on surviving the return to reality.
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.
breaking bad habits

Breaking Bad Habits to Do it Better in Paris

A yoga instructor shares her mindful tips for breaking bad habits and finding good ones no matter where in the world you are.
running races in France

Everything You Need to Know to Register for Races in France

I ran my first French race less than two weeks after moving to Paris. I didn’t speak a word of French and I didn’t know any fellow runners, but I knew that participating in a local race would help me feel at home in this new city.

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.
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.
teen smoking

The Smoking Gun: Parisian Teens and Cigarettes

Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).
Paris cafe scene

6 Tips for Mindful Eating (and Natural Weight Loss) French Style

Amazed by what the French can eat in a week’s time and still stay slim? They regularly eat chocolate, full-fat yogurts and cheese, bread, delicious desserts, rich sauces, and the list goes on and on. Yet, France has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world.
healthier life

Happy Healthy & Zen in Paris: Can You Change for a Healthier Life?

Health coach Tania Del Rio Albrechsten offers her advice on changing 6 simple habits that can lead to a happier and healthier life.