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The Missing Ingredient to a Well-Lived Life (and a Vivacious Body)

The Missing Ingredient to a Well-Lived Life (and a Vivacious Body)

I indulged in worry, sadness and anxiety. And, my biggest binge of all? Dieting! I spent a decade going to South Beach, being a Skinny Bitch and living in the Zone, but none of these approaches brought me deep satisfaction. Yet, every new promise of weight loss lured me in like a geisha seduces a lonely… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday: How to Live in Luxury

Frenchie Friday:  How to Live in Luxury

“Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury. It was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.”  ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth My business manager informed me a few weeks ago that a search for “luxurious living” came up with “Tonya Leigh and French Kiss Life, Inc.” Who? Moi?   What… Continue Reading

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Frenchie Friday: 50 Ways to Be Elegant

Frenchie Friday:  50 Ways to Be Elegant

is not a word we often hear. Worse yet, it’s not one we often aspire to embody. We’re just trying to get the kids to school, run businesses, get to the office on time, clean the house, pay the bills, and put dinner on the table. Living elegantly? Refinement?  Luxuriously?  Who has time for that?… Continue Reading

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100 Ways to Have a Love Affair with Life

100 Ways to Have a Love Affair with Life

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and… Continue Reading

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Wine, Horses and Paris: The Adventure of a Lifetime!

Wine, Horses and Paris:  The Adventure of a Lifetime!

It’s an important question to answer, because if you doubt that you can, you never will. Let me share a story with you. Over a decade ago, I remember feeling extremely overwhelmed and stuck in life. I’d wake up and ask myself, “Is this it?” I was floundering, resisting, constantly searching for answers and taking… Continue Reading

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