|Le Voilier Restaurant, Bonifacio, Corsica 2010|
Sunday, May 15, 2011
First Entry 5/15/11: A Summer in Provence
Bonjour! Hi everyone. It’s Kay Loughrey. I’d like to take you with me on a journey to France (also Prague and Krakow) this summer. Want to come along? What a blast we’ll have on the Whole Mind Wellness Blog as we savor the trip together and explore how the French (and others) feed their souls, find pleasure in life while apparently living healthfully (food, activity, and weight).
What questions do you want answered during our journey and what photos do you want to see along the way? Here are a few burning questions of my own as I get ready to leave on June 3 for three months in France:
1. Do the French really get more joy out of life with their famous “joie de vivre”?
2. Is it really true that French women don’t get fat? If so, how do they get away with eating all that cheese and "mousse au chocolat" and drinking “beaucoup de vin” without gaining weight?
3. The French seem to be healthier too—why is that?
4. How will my own weight fare during a journey where I’m sure to search out more than a few French tarts?
A little note about the photos in this blog entry. They came from France though not from Provence. We took these photos on the French Island of Corsica last June. As you can tell from the photos, the food there is fabulous as elsewhere in France.
This fall I will begin offering a new series of Whole Mind Weight Management seminars and tele-seminars. My challenge this summer will be to enjoy a shortened version of “A Year in Provence” (by Peter Mayle) and not gain weight. Can I do it? Please share your pearls of wisdom and tell me whether it's possible to do both.
I plan to take lots of photos and interview plenty of people to help answer our questions about savoring the good life while leading a healthy lifestyle. You tell me: Can the two go together?
Now, please add your comments below “s’il vous plait.”
A tout a l’heure!
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