I just recently returned from a week long trip to Paris and as much as I love New York, I achingly miss the Parisian joie de vivre. Life in Paris is slow, carefree, and uncomplicated. Instead of being mired by what ifs and what nexts, people in Paris know how to embrace the now and to live each day like the wonderful gift that it is. I feel so lucky to have sampled a sliver of that lifestyle if even for only a week. Each time I start to feel stressed or anxious again, I’ll just close my eyes and take myself back to Paris.