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Where do you live?

July 17, 2013
Comfort Zone

Iti’s Wordless Wednesday and this graphic needs no explanation. Where are you living now? Are you ready to make a move?

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The Transformative Power of Kindness

July 16, 2013

This video shows the transformative power of kindness, and how words can totally change a life. What do you think?

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Be a Better Girlfriend, Italian Style

July 15, 2013
Girlfriends on a bench

Italian women and their girlfriends—they stroll arm-in-arm through the streets, talking about their families or what went on that day, or their plans for tomorrow. They laugh, shop and walk their dogs together, taking time to really know one another. They have the relationship thing down, from the time they are young until they are more »

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FFFF Friday–My Estrogen Dominance, and More

July 12, 2013

It’s “Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday” again, and today I’m back with the results from my blood test. Last week I wrote about discovering that I am estrogen dominant. You can read about that by clicking here. After getting the results back from the saliva test I did to test my hormone balance, I immediately more »

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Happy “Cheer Up the Lonely Day!”

July 11, 2013

Although this is a special day dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, it really should be celebrated every day!  And it doesn’t have to be someone who is particularly lonely–we all need a little boost, don’t we? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of some “cheering more »

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Back to School–at 80!

July 10, 2013
Phyllis Rose Book2

From Pencils to Online Portals: Why I Chose to Continue my Education at the Age of 80 A Guest Post by Phyllis Rose People always ask me how I became a writer.  My answer is a simple one: When I was 3, I picked up a pencil and never put it down.  I like to more »

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Are You a Victim of Self-Sabotage?

July 9, 2013
Self sabotage 2

Seems like wherever I go, I meet women who are  sabotaging their own dreams and plans with their own inner self-critic. They succumb to believing nasty little thoughts like these. “You’re too old.” “You’re not smart enough.” “It’s too late for you to follow your dreams.” “You’re being selfish by putting yourself at the top more »

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What are you afraid of?

July 8, 2013
Steve Jobs Courage crop

I have previously written about planning your reinvention journey. We tend to spend more time on planning our summer vacation than planning our own future! And when we actually begin thinking about moving forward, too often we can’t get out of the rut we are stuck in because there are too many things holding us more »

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Join Me in the No Sorry Zone!

July 7, 2013
Sorry Zone

How many times a day do you say “I’m sorry?” I was with a friend recently, and we began discussing how often we take responsibility for things that are really out of our control. “I’m sorry your party was rained out.” “I’m sorry you missed the luncheon today.” “I’m sorry but I don’t agree.” “I’m more »

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What have you been waiting for?

July 6, 2013
sky diving web

When was the last time you did something for the first time? I love this quote, because it reminds me that I need to be learning new things and experiencing new adventures, especially in life after 50. “Exploring the side roads” along this journey saves me from the boredom of being stuck in a rut, more »

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It’s Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday!

July 5, 2013
menopause weight gain

It’s Friday. Should I call it forgetful, frustrating, flabby or fabulous? How about all of the above! Here’s why. Over the past year, I have noticed that my body is rebelling against me. Officially “post-menopausal,” I have moved through the time of intense hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. I thought I was home more »

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Choose Yourself This Summer!

July 5, 2013
Donna O

This will be my first summer, ever, not to wear a bikini. At 61 I’m packing them away and moving into a tankini. Really sad when I have put in the effort to stay fit my whole life…and my skin betrays me! (To quote an unsympathetic aquaintance, “Quit bitching, I haven’t been able to wear one for 30 more »

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Adventures of a 50 Year Old Intern

July 5, 2013
Diane Thomas

As someone who left the full-time job market in the late 1980s to raise a family, I can tell you that the most important thing to know if you’re going back to work like I am is that the computer is definitely king. When I was called into my first meeting at Student Advisor, I more »

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Happy July 4th! With mixed emotions

July 4, 2013
statue of liberty 4th of July

As I was playing with my 9-month-old granddaughter yesterday, I began thinking about July 4th and what it represents, especially for her. I thought about the Declaration of Independence and the principles our country were founded on, by a courageous group of godly men who were trying to build a nation on freedom and trust. more »

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Happy “Compliment Your Mirror Day!”

July 3, 2013
First Love Yourself

Today is “Compliment Your Mirror Day,” but I believe this day should be celebrated every day. One of the most difficult things women face is loving ourselves. To look in the mirror and say “I love you” is scary. To say to someone “I am an amazing woman with so much to give the world” is more »

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Happy National I Forgot Day!

July 2, 2013

Happy “National I Forgot Day!” A day to celebrate our forgetfulness, and to acknowledge the things we need to forget. When I was making my list of topics for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I was delighted to see that such an important holiday for women over 50 was on the calendar! “I Forgot Day” is more »

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My Bungee Jump (sort of)

July 1, 2013

Today I begin the “30 Day Ultimate Blog Challenge,” joining fellow bloggers who will write a fresh blog post every day during the month of July. Yikes! This will be a time to bring together everything I know about women over 50, and to learn a few new things along the way. It will be more »

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Planning Your Journey

June 12, 2013
Road Map 2

Ahhh, summer. Even as an empty-nester, I look forward to slowing down in June to re-focus and recharge.  For many of us, summer includes a vacation getaway, going to a place that may bring adventure, excitement, rest, contentment and a sense of accomplishment when plans go as expected, or even better. Planning a vacation is more »

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Summer skin care with RoC

May 14, 2013

I am honored to be part of the RoC Skin Care Ambassador Network. I have used RoC products for over a year, and my over-50 skin has never looked better! Here are a few tips for keeping your skin healthy and younger-looking this summer. Summer brings along lots of good things: the beach, salty air more »

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Perfectionism at Work

May 9, 2013

Perfectionism can be the secret to your success, or the saboteur of your sanity. It can be a healthy motivator to achieve more, produce higher quality work and approach every project with meticulous planning. But on the flip side, when it becomes an obsession, it can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life, causing more »

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Preparing for Mother’s Day, with mixed emotions

May 3, 2013
Susan Tolles FB

The month of May is first connected with Mother’s Day. It is a time for us to celebrate what our mothers have done for us, and to soak in the praises of our children. But for some of us, it brings mixed emotions. For me, I spend the week leading up to Mother’s Day thinking more »

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Just Say NO!

April 26, 2013

This week I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of Office Associates who had gathered from around the state for an annual personal development conference. The room was filled with women, and a handful of men, who were busy professionals trying to balance their work life with their personal responsibilities, and I spent more »

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Are You a Hypocrite?

April 9, 2013
Susan Tolles FB

One recent morning, when I was scanning through the overnight influx of emails that contained promises to make me rich, thin and content in just a few easy steps, I ran across one headline that stopped me cold. “Are you a hypocritical coach?” OUCH. Those of us who are professional speakers, trainers and coaches make more »

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Dress to Look Slimmer

April 1, 2013
Ginger Burr

What is the No. 1 fashion rule that women embrace when they want to look slimmer? All together now: Wear black! This is a fashion mantra for many, and it results in closets that are seas of darkness. On the other hand, what is the top style women avoid if they don’t want to appear more »

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