Women In Wellness Feature
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I, Ariadna Archer, am the founder of Blisshood– an online community for the modern woman. Our content focuses on motherhood, wellness, lifestyle, and the pursuit of bliss.I was born and raised in Mexico, attended college in the United States. After marrying a wonderful French man, I moved to France approximately 9 years ago and gave birth to two wonderful boys that I adore.
Originally, Blisshood was born out of the realization that expat mothers like myself were having trouble building a supportive network in France not only due to language and cultural barriers but, above all, due to the lack of an active English-speaking community that celebrates motherhood and kids as a whole.
Along with wellness and parenting experts, I organized a series of events, retreats and masterclasses to empower mothers to leave a more blissful life. Also, Ariadna Archer started a blog featuring other fellow moms and wellness expert that inspire me–you can find these interviews on website.
Blisshood has been featured in some of the most prestigious Parisian blogs such as HIP Paris and was named one of the 100.
What are you currently working on?
For the past couple of years, Blisshood’s primary focus has been motherhood. I am currently working on building a more inclusive community by including other topics that all women can relate to and that I am passionate about such as wellness, travel, art and beauty.It has been a long time coming but I know the result is going to be amazing.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Learn to turn your challenges into triumphs.”
What Routines keep your mind and body Healthy?
Silent retreats have been a great way to keep my mind healthy.In terms of my body, I have really felt the benefits of including antioxidants and adoptogens as part of my routine.
What’s Your Favorite Spa?
La Sultane de Saba Hammam & Spa in Paris’ 16th arrondissement
Favorite Holiday Destination?
Favorite “me” time?
Drinking mint tea and lounging in the relaxation room after a hammam ritual.
Your Beauty Secret?
Including some vitamin E in my skincare routine.
What inspires you?
I am a big art, poetry, and design lover. I am truly inspired by the work of John William Waterhouse, William Bouguereau, Gustav Klimt, Miró as well as the architecture of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.Poetry has also had a profound influence on me, particularly Neruda’s love poems.
How do you keep your calm in the middle of chaos?
I truly believe that there is nothing more powerful than a simple but heartfelt prayer.During good times, give thanks. During tough times, let your prayer go up to the heavens, like a beautiful offering of incense. Then, allow yourself to be surrounded by the love and grace of God.
What’s On your playlist?
Sade, Natalia Lafourcade, Rosalia, LP, Carla Bruni, Ludovico Eunadi, Christine and the Queens, Buenavista Social Club.
What Book is on your bedside table?
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis.
Something you can’t live without?
Coffee and red lipstick.
To build an inspiring community of women that can become a source of positive, lasting change in their homes and their communities.
Follow your Bliss…