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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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6 Tips to THRIVE During the Holidays

December 3, 2013

Are you already overwhelmed with the holiday rush? Every year, we approach the season with a bit of dread, expecting that we will be stressed out more than we are blissful, and hoping that we can just make it through the month of December. Here are a few tips to help you actually THRIVE in the more »

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Lani Hall Alpert’s Emotional Memoirs

November 18, 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing Lani Hall Alpert about her first book, Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories, a collection of ten short works of fiction and non-fiction, set against the backdrop of her home city Chicago. From singing to writing, Lani shared how she found freedom and confidence through words. Her vivid and powerful stories will more »

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And out came toads….

November 6, 2013

I’m going to start out by saying that I’m going to talk (briefly) about a pet peeve. Let’s just call it a Public Service Announcement. Our words (and thoughts) have power We live in a responsive Universe We do, at some point, reap what we sow That said, here is my peeve:   It really bothers more »

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Have you had your melanoma screening?

November 6, 2013
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As an Ambassador for RoC® Skin Care Products, I have the privilege of receiving great information on maintaining healthy skin. That goes beyond basic skin care, including prevention of melanoma.  When I received recent statistics about this deadly cancer, I quickly said that I would publish this data, for a very personal reason. My husband has more »

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It’s time to play dress-up again!

October 10, 2013
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Do you know who you want to be “when you grow up?” Can you vision living the life that fills you with joy, purpose and ease? When we were little girls, we role-played as nurses, movie stars, teachers and princesses.  We let our imaginations run wild as we assumed any persona, with no limitations to more »

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Rest Well

September 26, 2013

Are you resting well? Last week, our pastor began an 18-month journey through Genesis, and on week two, discussed the concept of “resting well.” He pointed out that, from the beginning of time, rest was built in to creation. God formed the heavens and the earth, all the vegetation and animals, and finally man and more »

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3 Steps to a Happier Life

September 25, 2013
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I saw an interview with Marci Shimoff recently, and she had some great points that need to be shared. Marci is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a celebrated transformational leader, and one of the nation’s leading experts on happiness, success, and unconditional love. She wrote Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, more »

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Are you stuck in a rut?

September 23, 2013
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Are you stuck in a rut? Being in a rut is comfortable. It doesn’t require any energy, vision, or courage. In your rut, you can simply exist as you have always been, gradually getting deeper and deeper in the mud that extinguishes your brilliance. Before you know it, you are so deep that you can’t more »

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September 23, 2013

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Moving Toward Retirement with Purpose

September 21, 2013
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Are you close to retirement? If you have had a long career that is winding down, chances are you are looking to the future with mixed emotions. First, there is the anxious anticipation of having more free time to do the things you love to do. Then, there is the fear of the unknown.  How more »

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Beware of the Energy Vampires!

September 18, 2013
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I was talking with a friend recently who was starting a new business, and she had hit a major roadblock. Although she knew she was following her life purpose, focusing on a new way to serve women through coaching, the critical comment of one “friend” had totally derailed her.  All that she had accomplished toward more »

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Happy International Women’s Friendship Month!

September 13, 2013
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  I am constantly reminded about the value of having girlfriends. We can’t do life alone! It is so very important for us to have cheerleaders, accountability partners, listeners, advisers, and women who bring joy and energy to our lives. Knowing that we have certain people we can count on for anything we need is more »

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3 Lessons I Learned Over the Summer

August 21, 2013

What happened? Summer has whizzed by and September is right around the corner.  Two-thirds of the year is behind us, and Christmas decorations have been in Hobby Lobby for weeks! As I have been creating my new program “Reinvention Road Trip” for you and writing an eBook, I have been laser-focused on writing, learning and more »

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My God and the Lotus Flower

August 14, 2013
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Yesterday,  I was presented with a concept that I had never thought about—someone told me that my “branding” around the lotus flower has Buddhist overtones. To say I was shocked is an understatement! That had never crossed my mind, and just the thought of projecting a belief contrary to my deep Christian faith sent me more »

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10 Reasons You Have Too Many Clothes

July 29, 2013
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Guest post from Ginger Burr, President of Total Image Consultants. Women never come to me and say I want lots of clothes. Nope…never. In fact, more often than not they tell me that they want to simplify. My interpretation of this is that they want fewer clothes that they wear more often. And while some more »

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FFFF Friday-estrogen dominance, Vitamin D and Tabata!

July 26, 2013

It’s “Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday” again, and today I’m back with an update on my battle with estrogen dominance, Vitamin D deficiency and more. I recently wrote about discovering that I am estrogen dominant. You can read about that by clicking here. I was fed up with feeling tired, fat, and like I had PMS constantly. Estrogen more »

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Eating the Rainbow!

July 24, 2013
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Have you had this experience – You get an email that you must eat these super foods only to open it (in case you’re not eating one) and then find out it’s different foods than you’ve been told before that are “the ones”. For instance, a couple of years ago quinoa was on all these lists. Not more »

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