Family Traditions

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. —Susan Lieberman I love the opening song Tradition for the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. In the song, the main character, explains the roles of each social class (fathers, mothers, sons,… Read More

Family First

Welcome to La Vie en Bleu a series where I share what Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, reveals as powerful and simple lessons that can help put anyone on the path to a healthier and happier life. We continue with the eighth of nine lessons from the Blue Zones, five unique communities that have common elements of diet, lifestyle… Read More

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way Giveaway

A must-read for living happier! —Dr. Oz. Learn the Secrets from the World’s Happiest People What makes us authentically happy? Apparently it’s not wealth, youth, beauty, or awards, says Dan Buettner, longevity expert and author of The New York Times bestseller, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. In… Read More

French Lentil and Barley Soup and Book Giveaway

Today, I’m happy to announce a wonderful book giveaway. In my recent post, Family Traditions, I wrote about the importance of traditions and briefly touched on the numerous benefits they provide to families. For one, traditions experienced during childhood can not only help to create wonderful memories, but they also help people become happier and… Read More

A New Year to Care for

Your greatest responsibility is to live a life that nourishes your highest truth. — Mollie Marti I’m excited about our new year and for another journey around the sun. There are a lot of new and exciting things coming up on the blog, so I hope you’ll join me. As the new year is well underway,… Read More

GALETTE DES ROIS

In celebration of Epiphany, at the beginning of the New Year French bakeries and pastry shops are filled with special pastries called les Galettes des Rois. After writing about the importance of family traditions, this new year I wanted to follow an interesting, adorable and beloved French tradition surrounding the Epiphany, a Catholic festival or day… Read More