Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.
Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.
In America, you look at food as bad and guilty. In France, we love food and we enjoy food; food is pleasure.
In # France we have a saying, 'Joie de Vivre,' which actually doesn't exist in the English language. It means looking at your life as something that is to be taken with great pleasure and enjoy it.
The real reason French women don't get fat is not genetic, but cultural, and if the French subjected themselves to the American extremes of eating and dieting, the obesity problem in France would be much worse than what has struck America.
I would advocate that chocolate be covered by health insurance, but that is admittedly a very French public policy perspective.
French women love bread and would never consider a life without carbs.
When I grew up in France, I was a normal size. And then I came to the United States and I gained 20 pounds.
French women typically think about good things to eat. American women typically worry about bad things to eat.
One does not laugh because one is happy; one is happy because one laughs.
Making choices that are meaningful to you is the essence of the French woman's secret.
Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.
We women are so judged by the way we dress, and men are not. So style is part of developing your own brand.
Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.
Being and working in America, it's very important to work hard, work smart and work in a certain way. France and Europe has, with the tradition and culture, it's slow-moving and it's not always good.
You and I don't have the same genetics, we don't live in the same places, but we can have the same basic attitude - being comfortable in our skin.
There is no lasting glory in rapid weight loss.
We only have one body, and you have to show respect for it.
The memory of some bottles can stay with your for life. While the wine doesn't have to be old and rare, a great old bottle can be like a time capsule, capturing in its flavors and aromas the time and place of its creation.
With technology, there is so much isolation with people now, that there are very few places where you can connect.
Once a day, take some 'Beach Time.'
I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty.
Wine is a living, breathing thing during its time in the bottle and in the glass. It is always changing, especially in the glass. A little oxygen can really open up and release the flavors in a complex wine, as well as mellow the rougher edge of immaturity.
If you believe you can shed pounds quickly by force of will and deprivation, you will in all likelihood not only regain the ones you lost, but add a few more besides.
Since the pleasure of most foods is in the first few bites, eat one thing on your plate at a time, at least at the start of the meal when you can concentrate and enjoy the full flavors.
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