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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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8 Tips to Remain Healthy After 50

April 3, 2014
olive oil

 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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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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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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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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10 Reasons You Have Too Many Clothes

July 29, 2013
Ginger Burr

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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Eating the Rainbow!

July 24, 2013
health after 50

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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Real change

May 9, 2013
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Be inspired by this guest article from Flourish Over 50 Community Member Lori Yeary. It’s been a little over a year since I embarked on my get healthy/lose weight journey. Some days it seems much longer than that, but other days it seems like yesterday. Life is like that I guess. I reached all my more »

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Dress to Look Slimmer, part 2

April 26, 2013
Ginger Burr

Three weeks ago we started the discussion of how to avoid wearing clothes that add width and make you look heavier than you are. You can review those first five tips here. Now that you’ve had a chance to experiment with those ideas, let’s continue on with the next five: 6. Pockets can ruin a good more »

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Compare Not!

April 4, 2013
Donna O

I sometimes speak of the way many of us (at our age) compare ourselves to younger women…and make ourselves unhappy with the results.  Today, as I read the latest post by Danielle LaPorte, a woman who inspires me ( no wait…a woman who continually blows my mind!) her post was about comparing. Here’s what she had more »

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Fighting Weight Gain in Menopause

April 1, 2013
Menopausal weight gain IS a big deal!

Let’s face it. Menopause comes with enough symptoms as it is. The last thing you want to do is battle the bulge as well. However, it is a reality that the change in your life can cause weight gain along with hot flashes, irritability, and sleeplessness. When your body changes, and the number of hormones more »

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Nurturing Wellness Through Radical Self-Care

March 27, 2013
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The following post is an excerpt from my newest book Nurturing Wellness through Radical Self-Care: A Living in Balance Guide and Workbook.  I hope that you find the information useful and enjoy using the affirmations that are included. ~ Janet Nestor   Affirmations Affirmations are statements of positive intention and can be used daily to more »

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Collect Your Joys in a Joy Journal

February 4, 2013
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We go through our days, busy and rather unaware.  We run our errands, care for our family, go to and from work not really having consciously experienced all the wonderful moments of the day.  Keeping a Joy Journal is about becoming more conscious of your joys and less focused or your pain. When I was more »

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Women over 50, what did you love?

January 23, 2013

“We take what we love…and try to find a way to make money at it.  Twist it and turn it until we can’t find a trace of whatever we once loved.  What did you love?”    from the movie, “Hope Floats“ I’ve been thinking about this a lot since I saw the movie again last week.  One thing has more »

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Essential Oils for Better Health

January 16, 2013
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Not long ago, I had a discussion with Stacey Hall, a Certified Aromatherapy Coach.  Stacey shared the following information with me about essential oils, which can be found in ’The Essential Oils Desk Reference’ published by Life Science Publishers ( What is an Essential Oil?  An essential oil is that aromatic liquid that is within more »

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It fits, but is does it fit ME?

January 15, 2013
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Epiphany in the closet! Some people get their best ideas in the shower, some taking a run or a walk. For me, it’s the closet.  Here’s my latest: I was looking at a beautiful sweater that I own(ed). I have worn it a few times and it’s a great color for me. I even get more »

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Reduce Menopausal Anxiety Naturally

January 10, 2013
Do you have menopausal anxiety?

Anxiety throughout menopause can be fairly common, for several potential reasons. Read how to manage this problem naturally, and have better mental health overall during menopause.

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Beat Holiday Depression with Gratitude

December 10, 2012

The holidays can be a pretty tough time for some of us. Okay, for many of us. Most of us? There’s holiday depression, being overwhelmed with doing too much, trying to cram in all the traditions and feeling like there’s not enough money or time or presents or ornaments or decorations. And that’s just a more »

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The 10 Best Places for Meeting A Man Over 50 During the Holiday Season

December 5, 2012
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The upcoming December holiday season can feel like some of the loneliest days on the planet.  This is a time when it seems like everyone is a couple except YOU. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone in your life by next year?  To make that happen, you need to be pro-active about meeting men.  more »

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Age is just a number….

December 4, 2012
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Age is just a number. Or, is it? A beautiful friend is turning 60 today. On her Facebook page she posed the question:  “How should one feel?” For me, the answer to that is simple…however you CHOOSE to feel!  You can feel OLD, instead of celebrating one more turn around the sun. You can feel like more »

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Cleaning Green with Essential Oils

November 13, 2012
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Aromatherapy is an excellent resource for addressing bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections that normally thrive in homes and offices and which are created by toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Experience teaches us that at least half of the trauma caused by toxic chemicals manifests itself as stress. At least another one fourth of the more »

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Expect a Miracle!

November 12, 2012

If you’re attempting a mid-life resuscitation, which includes starting a business, have you ever woken up at 3 or 4 in the morning, usually from a disturbed sleep, to find  your first thought is “What the heck am I doing?” Have you lain there and taken stock of your life; looked at the good and more »

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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

November 8, 2012
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The last thing I expected when I came into work one day is to be approached about taking a new position.  Not only was it a new position, but also with a new division of the company and it is called Moving For Love.  You see, like a lot of people, I have a comfort more »

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The Mirror Does Lie!

October 25, 2012
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You’ve suspected it for years: You look in the mirror and say, “No way I can look that ____ (fill in the blank: pale, tired, old)”. I am here to tell you that you are right!  A mirror has three strikes against it in distorting your image. It flattens your image which distorts how you more »

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Dating Over 50: Are You Ready to Start?

October 23, 2012

After my first marriage ended, I waited almost 9 months to begin dating.  Our marriage lasted 24 years and so much of who I’d become was really adaptations of my first husband’s ideas and thoughts about life.  Over the years, in many ways, we had become each other -something that is pretty typical in a more »

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