Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
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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.

The Magic of Running the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon

Marathon Woman Laura Moore describes the exhilaration of taking part in the Disneyland Paris half marathon at one of the most magical places on Earth.
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SOS HELP: A Hotline in Paris in Need of Your Help

Sometimes the most exciting places in the world can be the most daunting, especially if you’re facing the new challenges alone. Without the support of family or friends, the pressure of figuring everything out can lead to anxiety and even depression. Did you know there is a telephone hotline in Paris that you can call to talk to someone?

5 Expat Career Lessons I Learned from David Bowie

David Bowie was popular in the 70s because he was an original to that generation, and he stayed popular until his death because he remained a mystic to the modern crowd. His career changed radically throughout his life because staying current is crazy important. As an expat, you need to take a page from his book and embrace flexibility.
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How To Be Happy, Healthy and Zen in Paris

Big life changes can cause a lot of stress. Follow these self-care tips to help you live a happy, healthy and zen life in Paris and beyond.
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Nutrition: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Fat in France

Ever felt like Fiona in Shrek when walking through the streets of Paris? Ever wondered while consuming your irresistibly buttery croissant how the French manage to stay so slim? Stop comparing your body to others and adopt a healthier view of weight control and your body image.
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From Breathless to a Paris Marathon Runner

Let’s be clear. I am not a runner... I grew up in a swimming pool, and therefore my body was conditioned from a very young age to believe that exercise only took place in zero gravity environments.
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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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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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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.