Nowadays, in many cultures, families are getting so busy that quality family time is becoming a rare commodity, if not a special treat. Although time for shared meals and activities is often hard to orchestrate as busy schedules make it difficult to get together, family time is an investment worth making. We spend most of our… Read More
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
Celebrating Simple Gifts
Thanksgiving dinner and other meals over the holiday weekend provide an opportunity for people to connect with one another by participating in centuries-old communal tradition: giving thanks together over a joyous meal. Thanksgiving is a beloved American holiday. It’s a celebration of foods, flavors, and customs that often evoke happy memories of good times enjoyed… Read More
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
Happy Father’s Day!
Devenir Père My husband of three years has always wanted to become a father. When we married he wanted to start a family as soon as possible. The more practical and cautious one (me) between us preferred to wait. Fortunately we decided the time was finally right for us and we had a little boy… Read More