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.
Quality of life is very important in France. I have many friends who turned down promotions and more money because it would affect their quality of life as a couple or a mother.
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.
With technology, there is so much isolation with people now, that there are very few places where you can connect.
There is no lasting glory in rapid weight loss.
Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.
Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.
Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.
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.
Once you have to start counting calories, it takes away from the joy of eating.
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