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You know that feeling when you see your order coming in a restaurant? You’re hungry, and you’ve been waiting for what seems like eternity, and then, finally… here it comes in all its delicious glory. That’s how we feel today, except the dish is for you… and we made it. After months and months of ...

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Despite appearances, I’m not the calmest kid on the block. I’m calmer than I used to be for sure, but there were days when I was a bit high strung and easily upset-able. It’s been one of my “growing edges,” as they say — one I’ve been working on for years. In my quest to calm ...

morning ritual and routine

Seldom is there silence in Paris. Except that magic time early in the morning. Before the noisy folk awake. Before the children scamper off to school, always feeling compelled to yell at their compadres. And, most importantly, before the jackhammers start pounding and clacking in the building across the street. I’m no stranger to noise ...

yoga beginners easy quick slow yin stretch transformation

Welcome to another Magnifique Yoga Break! Each month we share a short video sequence lead by one of our favourite yoga teachers here in Paris. These videos are designed to give you a quick break during your day, to gently move your body and reconnect to the breath. Yoga Teacher of the Month: Ben Beirs This ...

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It’s officially summer… solstice-wise and, finally, weather-wise in Paris. This side of three days ago we were surfing a veritable monsoon, tilting our heads to the sky, pleading in faux sobs, “Why, God? Why!?” But now everything’s cool (or hot?) and we can finally focus our attention on more important things… like summer vacations. Which, ...

Chances are you don’t need convincing that meditation is good for you. You know that it improves concentration, helps manage stress, and is highly beneficial for your holistic health. You’ve heard that those who meditate enjoy more creative lives, better relationships, and are just happier overall. However, chances are also great that you’re like… dude, how do I ...

I have a penchant for planners. Every year come November my little heart beats wildly at the thought of picking out my new companion for the year. Because that’s what it is, really. I mean… I take this thing everywhere. In it I write down all my appointments, thoughts, birthdays, plans, dreams … you name it, ...

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” – Marianne Williamson   Friday left us all shocked, shaken and deeply saddened. Throughout the weekend, our hearts pounded, our throats tightened and many tears were shed, many questions ...

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