Inspirations from HH&Z

Is it good to be back in Paris?

August in Paris feels calm and quiet. Earlier in August, I was sitting on the train with my daughter coming back to Paris after a hiking trip to the Alps. During the many hours of the train ride she kept saying how she was not ready to come back home. I tried to...

Digital Detox Experiment

If you have been spending too much time looking at your phone lately, this will be of interest to you. For those who know me, I am always doing some form of wellness experiment. This is a simple way to explore and test how new ideas can be applied to your own life and...

Gratitude For A New Year

Happy Healthy & Zen 2017! I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the beginning of 2017.

Before we dive into 2017, let's take a moment to savor the good moments of 2016. The picture above was one of my happy moments from last year. I was in a hot air...

The Little Moments

I truly like this quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn. I relate to this since my journey in Paris has been about learning to appreciate and savor all the little moments and the little things in the every day life. Are you taking time to slow down and savor your little moments?

Seasonal Vegetables

Besides running outdoors on Sunday mornings, another of my favorite Sunday activities is to visit our local market. I enjoy the quite energy of the market in the morning before it gets too busy. I usually stop by my favorite food stands and observe what is in season....

Mindful Walks

Mindful walking has become one of my daily rituals. After I drop of my daughter in school, I walk to the park nearby and I walk there for a few minutes. I notice the new flowers, the change in the weather and the birds chirping. There are some days when I notice that...

20km de Paris

I have ran the 20km of Paris race three years on a row. Each year has been a different and unique experience. This year, 2016, I felt very nervous to show up to the race since I hadn't trained as I had wished for. Life got very busy and I had no motivation to do the...

Early Morning Walks

This is a great exercise to try in those heavy days when you feel very resistant to get outdoors. I invite you to  get ready, put  your shoes on and head outdoors. Walk by the water, observe the sun rising over the river and take in all that Paris has to offer. I...

HH&Z Programs 2016/2017

This school year I am incorporating new material to wellness workshops, programs and meditation classes. Over the summer, I had the opportunity to read The Emotional Life Of your Brain by Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley. It was a great read and it helped me better...

Build Healthy Habits

One of my most transformational experiences while building healthy habits has been through running. I always thought I didn't like running. I had tried it a few times while living in New York City but never liked it. However, once I was settled in Paris in 2008, my...

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