Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.
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.
Making choices that are meaningful to you is the essence of the French woman's secret.
French women typically think about good things to eat. American women typically worry about bad things to eat.
Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.
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.
Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.
One does not laugh because one is happy; one is happy because one laughs.
In America, you look at food as bad and guilty. In France, we love food and we enjoy food; food is pleasure.
I would advocate that chocolate be covered by health insurance, but that is admittedly a very French public policy perspective.
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.
French women don't have too many clothes - a few good pieces that last for a while and are classic and timeless.
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.
We women are so judged by the way we dress, and men are not. So style is part of developing your own brand.
French women don't eat Wonder Bread.
Give us being and feeling over having any day.
I cannot live without flowers everywhere. I grew up having a big garden, the size of a city block, in Rombas.
I can never leave a bookstore without buying a book. I read four or five at a time.
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.
We only have one body, and you have to show respect for it.
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.
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.
Expensive clothes with inappropriate or inexpensive shoes may send an unflattering message.
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