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How yoga helps me cope with chronic pain

I always thought yoga was too slow for me. Pilates was more my thing – it seemed more powerful, more energetic. But then, I got really unwell, and lifting my phone was challenging. After a few years of really struggling, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia and started a treatment plan. As time went on, going to physiotherapy, developing strength again, I decided to give yoga a try. I fell in love; head over heels (kind of like a yoga position) in love.

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Garance Dore discusses therapy on Pardon My French

Garance Dore is a freelance illustrator and fashion writer. I discovered her recently through her book “Love Style Life” which I devoured from cover to cover. She discusses her views on fashion, aging, friendships, differences between New York and Parisian perspectives… and she does this all in a light-hearted, funny way.

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Free yourself from jealousy

At parties you can’t relax… You feel the need to be aware of your partner’s whereabouts and whom they’re talking to… Do they look interested in the person they’re with? You find it difficult to concentrate on the conversation you’re meant to be having because it makes you so nervous that they might cross a line. Your eyes quickly dart back and forth, checking whether there is a hint of intimacy between them.

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