17 May Lessons from Paris

As I have traveled around the world, each new adventure has taken me on a journey of the mind, body, spirit, and soul. Some of the lessons have been harsh learning curves and while others have been glorious windows of possibility and joy! For me, Paris was more than a just window; it was a door into a beautiful world that I will never forget. Some of what I learned is mundane and the other lessons have had a profound impact on me. But each lesson is burned into my memory and branded on my heart.
Now that I am back in the US, I really miss the simplicity and charm of Paris. I also miss the people and the way of life. Being in New York, I am reminded of how disconnected and hurried Americans can be. I watch couples sit together for a meal without even so much as looking at each other because their phones captivate them. People here rarely smile. Most people look stressed and unhappy. People rarely connect physically. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw two people hug or kiss. It’s like people have given up on the good bits of life. So in an effort to prompt change, my advice is to live life like a Parisian for a day. Who knows, it might be addicting (or prompt a trip to Paris).
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01 Oct Through the Eyes of Paris

I moved to Paris just two short months ago.  Although I have lived all over the world, I was most excited about coming to Paris as I had heard that it was going to be my “mother ship…” a land of lights, love and fashion.  Now most people know me as the finding your “Purpose Practioner and Love Expert.”  But a part of my heart will always belong to fashion. In fact, I would describe myself as Carrie Bradshaw meets Deepak Chopra wearing a hint of Amy Schumer rouge.  Yes, I am an eclectic blend, and this is what I had hoped to find in Paris!
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