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20 Things that are Not Worth my Time

20 Things that are Not Worth my Time

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ―Benjamin Franklin Years ago, I completed a time inventory assessment. Essentially, it was an in-depth analysis of how I was spending my time. When I faced the truth of how I was spending my days, I was horrified.… Continue Reading

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Politics, Passion and Personal Development
(Oh my!)

Politics, Passion and Personal Development (Oh my!)

Regardless of who you’re voting for, we can agree there’s more than enough being said on this topic. I was determined to NOT write a blog post or do a podcast about this US presidential election. However, I’ve been asked by many of my readers and clients, “How are you handling this political season?” So,… Continue Reading

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27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

Are you tired of feeling constant worry, overwhelm and living life like a race? For over 10 years, I tried every diet on the market, felt hopelessly inferior to everyone around me, and chronically worried about everything from work to how I was parenting my daughter. So, when I had arrived in Paris for the… Continue Reading

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Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Many years ago, I was in desperate need of some inspiration. I felt that there were two different versions of me: Version One: The woman everyone saw Version Two: The woman I desired to be (on the inside.) It was an exhausting conflict. Quite honestly, it made me feel like I was plain vanilla (not… Continue Reading

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How to go from Self Obsession to Truly Living

How to go from Self Obsession to Truly Living

There was a time…. and then a second time…. when I almost went bat shit crazy in the name of self-help. (It’s weird writing this, because technically, my work would most likely be found in the “self help” section of Barnes & Noble…even though I like to think of the French Kiss Life Movement being… Continue Reading

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The 3 French Fry Method

The 3 French Fry Method

Sitting at a quintessential Parisian cafe, my girlfriends and I ordered a typical French meal: steak and frites with a glass of Bordeaux. I couldn’t help but notice the most elegant French woman, probably in her 70s, dressed to the nines, holding herself proudly while finishing up her meal. She looked over at our table… Continue Reading

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The Worst Kinds of Questions

The Worst Kinds of Questions

These were the kinds of questions that consumed my mind for years: How do I lose weight? What foods should I avoid? How do I make more money? How do I find a man? How do I grow my income? How do I deal with worry? I’d obsess, read books and constantly focus on them… Continue Reading

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