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Happy 50th Birthday, Hoda!

July 17, 2014

Hoda Kotb, co-host of The Today Show, is coming up on her 50th birthday, and it is being celebrated in a big way! The Huffington Post has partnered with The Today Show to find 50 Over 50, inspirational stories of people who have reinvented their lives after 50. Not only have I reinvented my own more »

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6 Steps to Creating Your Beautiful Legacy

July 14, 2014

I was speaking at a ladies’ brunch last week, and my topic was “Creating Your Legacy,” which resonates with so many midlife women. It seems that, once we reach the empty-nest, career-burnout, suddenly-single stage in life, we begin to question how we can continue to leave our mark on the world aside from our legacies more »

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Are You Sitting or Splashing?

June 21, 2014
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This week I spoke at the Women of Splendor Conference, and the theme of the event was “Splash Your Splendor.” As I was preparing my presentation, I thought of how most of us spend too much time in the shallow water, dipping our toes in where it is safe, instead of diving in to the more »

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Dating After 50: Is It Time for You?

June 10, 2014

I have joined the Founders of, a new site for singles over 50, to answer the top 10 questions they get from their readers. Why would I partner with a dating site?  I believe in their mission, their compassion for singles over 50, and their desire not just to be a dating site, but more »

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Back to School After 50?

June 10, 2014
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I work with many women who are experiencing career burnout, entering the empty nest, or recently divorced, and who are looking for a new way to be productive, fulfilled and financially stable. Often they ask “Should I go back to school?” Or “Is it too late for me to finish my college degree?” Let me more »

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The Dangers of Asbestos

June 2, 2014

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The Power of Authenticity

May 31, 2014

Do you often feel like you are hiding behind a mask? I hear that from so many women who are tired of trying to be someone they’re not really meant to be. We have filled so many roles, serving others and living as the world says we should, and it is exhausting! I had such more »

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Hello, Friend! I’m Back!

May 19, 2014
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It has been a very long time since you have heard from me. It was not by design that I disappeared for a while, but it was necessary, You see, I have been on my own personal journey, to places that caused me to search, discover, expand and re-emerge stronger and more free than ever more »

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My personal message for you

May 16, 2014

Thanks for viewing my personal message! I appreciate you so very much. Have you experienced rejection or abandonment that left its indelible mark on your life? Please share your comments below, and let me know how I can support your transformation to break free from those ties!

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Spring Cleaning for Midlife Toxins

May 15, 2014
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Are you ready for some spring cleaning? Not the kind where you clean out your closet, wash your windows or freshen up your home accessories. I’m talking about DEEP cleaning! Clearing your mind, body and spirit of the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from reaching your full God-given potential, so you can move forward more »

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A Mother’s Day Message for Unmothered Daughters

May 10, 2014
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Today, I want to acknowledge the women who approach Mother’s Day with a bit of sadness, resentment or even anger as “unmothered daughters.” You won’t be posting pictures of you and your mother on Facebook, and you won’t be having a special celebration with the woman who you called “mom” growing up. If you have children more »

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Life After 50: How to Bloom Abundantly

May 1, 2014
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Yesterday, I spent several hours working in my butterfly garden. The long unusually-cold winter had taken its toll on most everything that was still alive from last year, and I had a lot of pruning and re-planting to do. As I was enjoying the morning, I began thinking how my garden was much like the more »

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Tips for Healthy Eyes Everyone Over 50 Should Know

April 15, 2014

As our eyes age it is natural for our sight to deteriorate – but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the health of our eyes. These 9 tips will help make sure that you give your eyes the best chance of staying in tip top shape, so that you can see everything life has to more »

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Accepting Your Over-50 Body

April 14, 2014

Aging gracefully is difficult when it comes to our changing bodies. It is almost like some alien force takes over and brings with it extra weight, a slower metabolism and “curves” where they never existed before. Here are my “ABCs” of accepting your body, and your value, in life after 50.   Accept that your more »

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5 Tips for Personal Spring Cleaning

April 9, 2014
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Spring is a time when we want to clear away the clutter for a fresh start. We have been “hibernating” through the winter months, focusing more inward in our own daily lives. Warmer weather, clear blue skies and a greener landscape energizes us to “lighten up” in every area—from our diets to our households—and our more »

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8 Tips to Remain Healthy After 50

April 3, 2014
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 Last month, I spoke at women and heart events, plus co-hosting an event for Go Red! at the Allrecipes headquarters in Seattle. At each of these events I talked about replacing diet with lifestyle, and at the allrecipes event I demonstrated one great grain salad. Using the same quantities, we’ll switch up the salad 5 different more »

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Dating After 50: Boost Your Confidence!

April 2, 2014

From a Single Woman Over 50: What can I do to regain the confidence in my dating game?  Whether you are entering the “dating game,” changing careers or following a long-held dream, the fear of the unknown can paralyze you from taking even a small step in a new direction. Instead of experiencing the joy more »

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5 Reasons to Embrace Aging

April 1, 2014
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From a woman over 50: How can I get myself to own my age? There is so much pressure from the world to be younger, smarter, prettier, thinner, etc. etc. etc. We are bombarded with “anti-aging” messages, making us feel like getting older is something to be feared! The great thing is that there is more »

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5 Tips for Being a Heart-Healthy Woman Over 50

March 10, 2014
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Do you know your “numbers?” Things like your waist/hip ratio and how it ranks in the acceptable range, the amount of fiber you need daily, or your glucose reading? Do you know what to eat to make the most of your calories, especially at breakfast? Click on the link below to listen in as I more »

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5 Steps to Get Out of Your Rut

March 2, 2014

The more I talk to women from all walks of life, the more I hear “I feel like I am stuck in a rut, spinning my wheels with no way to get out.” Too many women feel like they are driving aimlessly through life with no purpose or plan. Loneliness, depression and a sense of more »

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Women Over 50, Love Yourselves!

February 18, 2014
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February, the Month of Love. This is the time when we traditionally spend extra time and effort telling special people just how much we love them–our husbands or “significant others,” our children, family members and friends. But for women: how often do you tell yourself that you love you? Loving yourself means giving yourself permission more »

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Winter Skin Care for Women Over 50

February 17, 2014
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 In the dermatology world, the winter months are the time when our thoughts turn to moisturizers, especially for women over 50.  Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating combine to pull moisture from our skin, making us dry and itchy.  In fact, there is a highly technical name for that seasonal dry itchy skin: winter more »

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Retirement After 50? I Don’t Think So!

January 28, 2014
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Women over 50 are changing themselves along with the world. Retirement is not even on their radar, and they are not going to stay home, read and watch the world go by as their mothers did at this age. That will come much later. Now, they are reinventing themselves for something better and taking on more »

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3 B’s for Holiday Sanity

December 16, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner and, for me, that generally means busy days filled with family, cooking and shopping. The season can also be a time of stress, when exhaustion takes over, replacing the joy that should be present in every day. My coach (yes, even coaches have coaches!) recently shared some tips with more »

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Inspiration From a First-time Author

December 10, 2013
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**Writing is a skill but storytelling is an art, so I’ve been told. In my younger years, I knew one day I was going to write a book. I just didn’t know when, or how, or even if I would do it as doubt set in. So, I let the uncertainty go and pursued my more »

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