Living Life To The Fullest: An Inside Look At The Bon-Vivant Girl – Are you tired of that perpetual feeling of being stuck, overwhelmed, or constantly shrouded in unhappiness? Well, brace yourself for some thrilling news! Allow us to introduce you to someone who can infuse your life with positivity and guide you toward a more fulfilling existence. Meet Nathalie Botros, the Bon-Vivant girl – a psychotherapist, author, happiness coach, and speaker. She’s also one of our executive writers, bringing our readers a monthly dose of happiness through her delightful articles, brimming with uplifting advice.
Let’s discover her on a deeper level. Born in Lebanon and raised in Turkey, Nathalie studied and lived in Switzerland and Italy before landing in New York City, where she lives today. In Nathalie’s philosophy, “well living” (or bon-vivant, in French) starts from realizing that the foundation of joy and success begins with nurturing self-love and self-acceptance.
If you follow her on social media, you might be fooled by the illusion of her seemingly perfect life, assuming that everything came easily to her. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Before discovering genuine happiness, Nathalie wandered down the wrong paths, grappling with body image, relationships, self-love, confidence, and happiness itself.
Does that ring a bell?
She also made the common mistake many of us make: she tethered her happiness to external factors like her job, location, partner, and possessions until she had an epiphany – all things, people, and even the perfect body can come and go. The only constant is the person reflected in the mirror: YOU! She eloquently puts it, “If you want to discover that real, lasting happiness, ditch those temporary fixes and build your happiness on yourself. All the rest would be the cherry on top of the cake!”
Since uncovering the secret to happiness, Nathalie has made it her life’s mission to spread the word and assist women in finding daily happiness.
So, what’s her philosophy? What transformed her into The Bon-Vivant girl – someone who enjoys every aspect of life and finds joy, positivity, and silver linings in everything? What’s her secret to finding happiness within reach?
Her secret, she calls it her “Happiness Cocktail.”
Sorry ladies, there’s no alcohol in the recipe, but the ingredients will undoubtedly leave you intoxicated with joy. She combines five key ingredients to create “S.M.I.L.E.,” her delightful elixir: Smile, Move, Invest, Love, and Enjoy. Think of them as simple actions you can incorporate into your daily life.
Nathalie starts with “Love” because:
- She firmly believes that self-love is the starting point for everything.
- She encourages women to love themselves unconditionally, embracing all their imperfections.
- She then adds, “Smile,” as it’s one of her favorite practices.
- She believes that when you smile at the world, the world smiles right back at you.
Next comes “Enjoy” because, well, she’s the Bon-Vivant girl, and her primary philosophy is to enjoy every moment. The fourth ingredient is “Invest,” as she insists that if you want happiness, you must invest in things that nourish your well-being. Finally, she adds, “Move.” It’s not just about physical movement; she wants you to shift your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary!
Sound easy enough?
The best part of all this is that she’s here to help you concoct your own happiness cocktail. Recognizing that everyone learns differently, she spreads her message through various channels.
You can partake in her online courses to learn how to love and accept your body, love yourself while navigating the single life, and even find the right partner. If courses aren’t your cup of tea. You can immerse yourself in her humorous book, “If You Are What You Eat, Should I Eat A Skinny Girl?” – not a diet book, but a treasure trove of insights into loving your body and yourself. The book also provides tips on discovering your “happy foods” – those that make both you and your body happy.
No time for a book?
No worries! She offers her fantastic “Happiness Cards,” containing 50 daily happiness tips. Each card features a different evil eye to protect you and bring good luck. If you’re not looking to spend money right now, you can always read her articles in our magazine, explore her free resources on her website, or follow her on Instagram @thebon_vivantgirl, where her posts are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and you can access all her tips for FREE.
But if you feel that one-on-one coaching is what you need, check out her VIP Coaching. She’ll help you craft your very own personalized happiness cocktail. Scan the QR code below and Book a free 30-minute Happiness Breakthrough Coaching Session.
We promised you great news, and we’re keeping our word! We want you to kick off 2024 with a beaming smile adorning your beautiful face. We’ve taken over Nathalie’s page this month to introduce her, but fear not. She’ll be back next month, so be sure to grab the next issue of the magazine, where Nathalie will dive deeper into the ingredients that make up your S.M.I.L.E.
Connect with Nathalie: https://www.thebon-vivantgirl.com/links
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