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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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Liberate Yourself, Starting With Your Closet

Liberate Yourself, Starting With Your Closet

On a snowy Friday afternoon last February, I was curled up on my sofa with a heart full of worry and sadness. It finally occurred to me that my daughter, who has been my dearest friend, biggest fan and greatest teacher only had one more year left at home. For a single mom, the meaning… Continue Reading

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3 Areas That Deserve Your Daily Attention

3 Areas That Deserve Your Daily Attention

Every fall, I take the most fabulous group of ladies to Paris for an indulgent retreat on femininity, style, confidence and luxurious living. The intention: to French Kiss Life with every ounce of our beings. Every woman comes back changed.  But, it’s not because we’re sitting around writing out our 5-year vision plans or mapping… 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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The Posture Secret

The Posture Secret

Want to know one of my favorite pastimes while in Paris (especially during Fashion Week!?!?) People watching. (isn’t it so much fun?) You can tell a lot about a person by how she carries herself. Let’s analyze. Why do you think models are so captivating? Sure, they’re 6 feet tall and wearing the latest trends… Continue Reading

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Want to Blow Your Own Mind?  Do This Every Day

Want to Blow Your Own Mind?
Do This Every Day

It’s an ordinary Tuesday. I have three client calls, two meetings and an article that is due. I don’t plan on leaving the house until 6PM to join up with a friend for happy hour. It would be so easy to roll out of bed, down some coffee and feel gross all day. Trust me,… Continue Reading

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The Beautiful Things

The Beautiful Things

I just spent a week in Paris, and I’m now sitting by the French Riviera. My senses have been overloaded with beautiful things — the aromas of lavender at the market, the taste of fresh pressed olive oils, a street voilinist, the breathtaking view of the Seine at sunset. It’s easy to see beauty when… Continue Reading

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Are Your Standards Too Low?

Are Your Standards Too Low?

Letting anyone who breathed be a part of my inner circle. Apologizing for taking up too much space. A messy financial world. Eating stale donuts because I was bored. Dressing like a homeless person at home. These are just a few of the many ways I had set the bar way too low in my… Continue Reading

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Which of these two lives are you living?

Which of these two lives are you living?

My beau sent me a message the other day. It read: The brave may not live forever but the cautious never live at all. It made me wonder where I’m being too cautious in my own life. Light bulb moment: I have been hiding my body. Rarely, do I ever post a pic of me… 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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