As women, we're conditioned to minimize our successes, downplay our wins, and make ourselves smaller. We're made to feel like we're bragging if we're proud of an accomplishment. These positive moments get overshadowed by other things. Life goes on. Then something negative happens. Maybe you or ... Read More about Making the positives mean more
This holiday season marks my 6th year of living in France and I'm reflecting on a question I received a little while ago from a reader. What has surprised me the most about my life in France? ... Read More about What’s surprised me the most about my life in France?
Are you making changes for yourself in the year ahead? Health-related New Year's resolutions are hugely popular. Many of us have thought about embarking on a new workout routine, either starting from scratch or changing up what we're currently doing. Or maybe cleaning up our diet. Or just being ... Read More about The 1 thing that will sabotage your fitness goals every time (but only if you let it)
Another year in the books! Just like that, 2017 is coming to a close, so I'm popping in with a look back at some of the most popular posts on Oui In France this past year. Re-read your faves or discover some posts you might have missed! ... Read More about My most popular posts of 2017
"Do you feel French?" someone asked me recently. I had to think about it. ... Read More about Do you feel French?
Beyond snappy shoes and fashionable workout gear -- which are absolute musts, duh -- there's one fitness expenditure I'd recommend wholeheartedly... and that's to spend some cash on a quality heart rate monitor. It's a tool that will change the way you work out. Here's my Polar A360 review. ... Read More about My wrist-based heart rate monitor: Polar A360 review
Even though I've lived in France for nearly six years now, I'm always finding new places near and far that are worth a visit. If you find yourself in the Loir Valley (vallée du Loir, not to be confused with the Loire), I have all kinds of suggestions for you to keep busy and soak up all things ... Read More about The rest of our Loir Valley weekend
People say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and I tend to agree. I love winter, Christmas, cold-weather eats, and my birthday is New Year's Eve, so this time of year has a lot going for it. But it can also be a challenging time for those of us who are no longer "home" and have ... Read More about Little ways to make the holiday season merry for loved ones far away