Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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?

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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Boosting Your Spirits in Solo Lockdown

An American alone in Paris offers her tips for getting through a solo lockdown while keeping your mood lifted and your connections strong.
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Why Parisian Women Don’t Get Fat Over Christmas

Our favorite no-nonsense nutritionist considers why Parisian women don't get fat over the holidays, and offers helpful advice on how to follow in their footsteps.
Charlotte Debeugny - Nutritionist in Paris

A No-Nonsense Nutritionist in Paris on Food and Family

Meet Charlotte Debeugny, a no-nonsense nutritionist in Paris who believes sensible and good eating habits are the best way to feel good about yourself. The mother of three has penned two nutritional books and is now working on a masters degree in her spare time. From her home outside of Paris, Charlotte talks about her two passions: food and family.
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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.

Nutritionist in Paris: Overcoming the Frustration of Weight Loss

Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of weight loss first hand? Our nutritionist in Paris offers advice on how to stay on the healthy track without punishing yourself.
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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.
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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.
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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.