I’m Rachael Helps! and here are 9 things you need to know:

  1. I’m American (Je suis américain).
  2. I moved to France in 1998; therefore, I’ve been living and working 21 years in France. Plus, I’m still here.
  3. I have lived and worked in four different cities in France (in this order: Paris, Nantes, Toulouse, Metz and back to Toulouse.)
  4. Je parle français et dés fois (parfois), je parle franglais. Franglais, c’est quand tu mélange les mots français avec les mots en anglais. Exemple : Salut Céline, Demain, Are you disponible pour prendre un café together? Eh oui.
  5. I’m a designer, developer, writer, teacher, serial entrepreneur, mother, and wife to a French man (HB).
  6. I started 5 business in France (3 of them I still have).
  7. I’m a pack leader of one Pharaoh Hound (dog), called Luna, one cat, named Soleil.
  8. I travel a lot and I work out.
  9. My ultimate goal is to provide you:

    • practical, REAL in-depth advice about living in France,
    • helpful tips on learning a language,
    • tools and tutorials for starting a business in another country, like France,
    • how to communicate and adapt in a multicultural relationship and family,
    • and travel guidance and inspiration to HELP you find your balance in designing your life.

Here are five ways that I can guide you, give you the information you need and motivate you.

I can’t force you to take action; that’s up to you.
  1. Watch my videos on my YouTube Channel;
  2. #JustASK advice column, you can ask questions, get personalized advice, and find tips on all aspects of your lives;
  3. Sign-up to my newsletter;
  4. Rent my brain, one on one sessions: together we will look at the big picture and figure out a plan to make it happen!
  5. Read my blog.

Here are two reasons why you may not want to watch my videos, nor subscribe to my newsletter.

  1. I’m too direct, in other words, I’m a smarty-pants and I tell it like it is.
  2. I try to keep it clean; however, sometimes there is just one good old cuss-word that gets to the point and I use those.