Karine Bienfait

Meet Karine Bienfait: An Aspiring Ballerina’s Fall and Rise as a GYROTONIC® Coach

A former ballerina shares her story on how an injury before exams at the Opera in Paris shattered her dreams and changed the course of her life.
Cancer Support France

Cancer Support France: How an Active Listener Can be Your Best Ally

Living with cancer and its treatment is difficult enough, but dealing with it in a foreign language it is even more complex. Learn about Cancer Support France, which offers free, valuable support to English speaking cancer patients and their loved ones.
Vegan food

Where to Eat Vegan in Paris While Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time

Looking for the best vegan food in Paris? A fellow vegan shares her favorite Parisian restaurants, grocery stores, and even pastry shops with us!
Diverse Women

Celebrate Body Diversity: Don’t Let Your Shape Weigh You Down!

A nutritionist in Paris says it's time to stop body shaming and celebrate body diversity by learning to love your shape.
french lingerie

Lingerie Confidential: How French Lingerie Helped Me Love My Body

Author and activist Kathryn Kemp-Griffith describes how delving into the sensual world of french lingerie can transform you from the inside out.
eating clean

Why I Fell in Love With Eating Clean After a 5-day Cleanse

Feeling exhausted, bloated or moody? Ditch your bad habits and try five days of eating clean to press "reset" and give your body a boost.
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.
weight gain after 40

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!
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. Our marathon woman, Laura Moore, gives us the insider's view on how different running French races is from marathons she has run elsewhere.
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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 ...