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How I Put the Joie back into my Vivre (after struggling for way too long)

How I Put the Joie back into my Vivre (after struggling for way too long)

I was a happy kid, but I lost that spark around age nine. Perhaps it was the loss of my first boyfriend to Jennifer, the mean girls in school or hormones. But overnight, I went from being a jolly girl to feeling tormented. The teenage years consisted of temper tantrums when I couldn’t find something… 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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Frenchie Friday: The (Not So) Hopeless Romantic

Frenchie Friday:  The (Not So) Hopeless Romantic

  “Medicine, law, business, engineering: these are all noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.  But poetry, romance, love: these are what we stay alive for.”   John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society I love love. I am a romantic. I am an idealist and a dreamer. I am a lover of classics: chateaux, castles, and… Continue Reading

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