French Well-Being ( bien-être, in French ) is the first program of its kind. Learn to live in the moment at a gentle and powerful pace, discover the secret to finding balance and to staying centered, understand why knowing yourself is essential to self-care, stop looking for solutions and start finding comfort in questions and feel like time is on your side, the French way.
A digital self-study course about staying in the moment, finding and maintaining your balance, while achieving and creating all that you intend, with grace, précision and ease - staying rested, enjoying life and being productive - balance, enjoyment and intention, the French way.
Here as an excerpt from the e-book’s introduction :
‘The following journey will take you through the mental, physical and creative aspects of what French culture has taught me about le bien-être ( well-being ), based upon a relationship with time that is completely different than one that I have ever known. If you feel like time is not on your side, or that there is never enough of it, then know that this course will provide you with the questions to your answers - you will know what I mean by this soon …’
A course about the balanced, French way of living. Your lessons include : defining balance the French way, communicating the French way to stay centered, knowing yourself as self-care, making time your friend and feeling like you have more of it.
I finished French Well-Being yesterday and just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. It was exactly what I was needing and I think it will really make such a lovely impact on my ‘quotidien’ (daily life!). It’s brought such a sense of peace. I would love to do more of your beautiful courses in the future and look forward to it!
- Katie, United Kingdom
Kindly enjoy testimonials from amazing women that have experienced a course that pairs well with French Well-Bering, French Confidence, below :
French Confidence is a wonderfully unique course offered by French is Beautiful in which Carrie Anne shares the discoveries she's made in her exploration of some of the mysteries of the life and culture of French women. With the gentle, caring guidance that she brings to all of her courses, you may find upon inner reflection that you will discover incredible facets of yourself as a woman as well. I highly recommend this course to women of any age.
- Peg, Connecticut
The French Confidence course pushed me to examine my beliefs on beauty, well-being, and the concept of being unapologetic. Since completing the course, I'm apologizing less for being me and am feeling more bien dans ma peau.
- Melissa, Washington, D.C.
It’s like Deepak Chopra teaching French.
- Melanie, New York
French Confidence was a wonderful journey that taught me to reflect on my inner dialogue as well as the way I carry myself in the world. As someone drawn to the slow French life and as a French language student, I found myself appreciating Carrie Anne not only as an exceptional French teacher, but as a life coach imparting the wisdom of the je ne sais quoi of Paris and beyond. Lovely experience that I will carry with me as I become more comfortable saying ‘je suis bien dans ma peau’ with the confidence of a French woman meandering down a delicious cobble stone street, baguette in hand, red lips shimmering.
- Lauri, New York
I truly enjoyed the French Confidence course. As a Francophile, I was able to learn more about why I'm so captured by the French culture. It was fantastic to engage with Carrie Anne's inspiring guidance throughout the course.
- Catherine, Australia
Carrie Anne is an absolute pleasure to listen to. Her approach is genuine, clear, concise, beautiful, and quite frankly, unique. She knows the inner workings of the French mind, culture, and language from the inside out, and makes it all a breeze to learn and understand, and above all, apply. She's an absolute gem. Not only do I highly recommend her to anyone interested in all things French with my eyes closed, I'd take any course she offers that pertains to the French culture, lifestyle, and the likes. Thank you, Carrie Anne, for the absolute beauty you create.
- Isabelle, Canada
This course is a wonderful insight into how French women view themselves and how they live their lives to support themselves and give themselves confidence. Carrie Anne has a wonderful way of articulating her thoughts and in such a gentle way. Highly recommended for any woman wanting to explore what gives a French Woman that je ne sais quoi.
- Victoria, New Zealand
Carrie has brought a gentle voice and clarity to me as a woman and mother that I haven’t been able to do myself. She does a great job offering thoughtful questions to bring one’s own thinking to concepts. Merci!
- Amanda, Chicago
Such a meaningful experience! Carrie Anne's insight is so thoughtful, kind, and full of respect for both French and anglophone cultures. The course was so timely and fun for me personally, a good mix of helpful, inspiring, and interesting!
- Emily, South Carolina
French Confidence was a lovely course and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves French culture. I plan on someday going to France and this will help me immensely understand the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of the French! Merci, Carrie Anne!!
- Susan, Minnesota
For a taste of the tone of the course and of Carrie Anne’s insights, please enjoy her podcast, The Paris Lessons, by clicking HERE.
Your e-book divided into 4 lessons, each with their corresponding audio recordings and videos, containing Carrie Anne’s personal story of how living in French culture has redefined her definition of ‘well-being’. Relevant French culture and language lessons ( knowing French is not a requirement, but Carrie Anne cannot help but incorporate beautiful French words and phrases as part of this inspiring and transformational program ) are sewn throughout the e-book, guiding you to elevate and deepen your personal bien-être ( well-being ) as you bring more French into your life.
1 hour of audio materials (including meditations, visualizations and relevant French words and expressions)
Course e-book in PDF form (45 pages)
4 video messages from Carrie Anne, made with love for you in Paris.
Who is it for?
This course is for every Francophile who is fascinated by the French way of life and its application to well-being.
Who is it not for?
This course is not for anyone looking for a French grammar course - check out Basics for Beginners, the Refresher Course and / or private coaching with Carrie Anne if that is what you are looking for.
Duration: Divided into four parts, it is designed to use at your own pace.
Content delivery: You will receive one part of your e-book’s four parts each week via email, containing the links to its accompanying audio.
Commitment time: 90 minutes minimum per part recommended
Level: There is no pre-requisite for having studied French for this course.
Audio: 1 hour of audio materials (including meditations, visualizations, French vocabulary and personal anecdotes)
Video: 4 video messages from Carrie Anne, made with love for you in Paris.
E-book: Containing the links to your audios, your audio recordings’ vocabulary and Carrie Anne’s personal experiences uncovering the French definition of well-being, a powerful journey towards inviting a new kind of balance and bien-être into your life.
ABOUT CARRIE ANNE
As a fluent non-native speaker who spent years in the classroom learning French grammar and later studying French literature at U.C. Berkeley and La Sorbonne, as well as classical piano at L'École Normale de Musique in Paris before obtaining real-world fluency, she knows precisely which aspects of the French language are perceived to be the most difficult and which aspects of French culture are the most mystifying. Carrie Anne focuses on those aspects in order to coach you to feeling fluent and expressing your full personality in French as quickly as possible. She has a licence (the French undergraduate degree) in philosophy from the Sorbonne and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from U.C. Berkeley ; she is currently a candidate in the masters program in philosophy at the Sorbonne.
- How long does the course run? It is designed to be used at your own pace.
- How much time do I need to set aside for the course? We suggest setting aside 90 minutes of enjoyment per lesson.
- Is there homework? Oui, there are prompts and exercises meant to guide you to incorporate French well-being into your own life.
- Will I be graded? Non.
- Will I receive personalized feedback on my work and progress? Non, but we welcome you to share your experience with Carrie Anne on social media or in the private Facebook group for French is Beautiful alumni.
- Do I need to be online at certain times in order to participate? No. The beauty of this self-study course is that you can take it with you to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere that you have an internet connection.
- Will I have access to all of the course's content at once? Non.
- Do I need to already know French to participate? If so, how much? None whatsoever. If you would like to learn the basics (or review them as a first step towards getting back into your French), then kindly have a look at our Basics for Beginners program.
- What if I don't love it? As this course is delivered completely digitally, returns and/or refunds are not available. We encourage you to enjoy all of the available free content on this site, including our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud accounts for more free content, to determine if Carrie Anne’s method and coaching style are right for you before making your purchase. The Université 1 & 2 programs come with a first lesson trial offer.