Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Post Holiday Stress Paradox: Would We Get Anything Done Without It?

Over your relaxing holidays, you felt optimistic about the future, empowered to tackle the inevitable challenges ahead with less stress: then BAM! La rentrée hits and you’re back in a whirl of obligations. You can learn how to manage and recover from stress by listening to your body.
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5 Golden Rules to Avoid Weight Gain for Fabulous Over 40s

Is weight gain inevitable as we head into our 40's and beyond? I would argue no. A few dietary and lifestyle tweaks can help us to keep a healthy silhouette and a spring in our steps!
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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.

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?
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Where is Home When You Have Moved Your Family 20 Times?

Today marks my 20th house move in 25 years of moving globally. I’m working elbow-to-elbow with a sweaty moving crew who will compress nearly all my mortal belongings into one big orange container, wheel it off to the edge of this continent, shove it onto a ship, and let the wind pulse it toward the waiting horizon.
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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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Reinventing Yourself: Baby Steps Can Bring Butterfly Effect Results

We’ve all read enough self-help books to get tired of the S.M.A.R.T goals setting formula. Yes, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely are all important, only they are not enough! It’s not BIG goals you should be after, It’s the small habits that will hit you the jackpot.
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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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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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Feldenkrais: a Unique Movement Method That Can Transform Your Life

Want to transform the way your body moves? Are you suffering from chronic pain, or other physical limitations? Sophie Dingemans explains how a unique movement method called Feldenkrais can help.