Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
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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?
Feldenkrais method

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.
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Acupuncture in Paris: How to Help Relieve Back Pain

When your back hurts you are not alone! Back pain, especially low back pain, is one of the plagues of modern life. Nearly eight out of ten people get it at some point. Healthcare systems worldwide spend billions treating it. Unfortunately there’s not a lot that western medicine can do. Fortunately there’s a less invasive option: Acupuncture.
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.
parents coping with fatigue

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.
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Monster Under the Bed: Is Fear Standing in the Way of Your Success?

Understanding your fears, managing your fears, and being willing to push past them to new, exciting, and rewarding opportunities is what results in a life you can truly enjoy.
cure for asthma

Gesret Method: Leap of Faith to Curing Asthma

As a parent of a child who suffers from the big trilogy – asthma, food allergies and eczema – I spend hours, days on end and nights trying to find non-medicinal solutions. I came across the Gesret Method, which claims to cure asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis. After exhausting my research, I decided to bring my son for a session with a wish to cure his asthma.
Marathon Woman

Marathon Woman: How I Survived the Four Day Dopey Challenge

Two years ago, I heard about the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It’s a running challenge that spans four days, four races, and 48.6 miles, where you run a 5K on the first day, a 10K on the second day, a half marathon on the third, and a full marathon on the fourth. It’s aptly named, because you truly have to be Dopey to want to do this, so naturally I signed up the first chance I got.
fit to inspire

Rebeca Plantier: Don’t Punish Yourself With Exercise to be Fit to Inspire

How many women out there would love to get fit? Eat healthy; exercise regularly. How many of us are too busy caring for our families, juggling work or can’t find the time to look after our own bodies?
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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.