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5 Reasons to Embrace Aging

Published on April 1, 2014 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Terrified of Turning 50? Embracing the Power of Fear.

Published on March 10, 2013 By Susan Tolles

It’s okay to be afraid, because being scared can force you to make essential changes in your life. But it’s not okay to live in fear. Living in fear will stop you from living your life. Read about harnessing your fear!

“Skin Rules” for Women, with Dr. Debra Jaliman

Published on April 9, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Read about my interview with a NYC dermatologist, as we discuss important “skin rules” for women over 50. Learn about some new advances in the field, as well!

Charla Krupp: Beloved Style Maven & Trusted Advisor

Published on January 27, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Thanks to Charla Krupp, I now am more conscious of wearing lighter lipstick shades, I have gotten rid of all my longer skirts, and I cut bangs a couple of years ago. When I dress for an event, i think of her “three bling rule,” and I’ve accepted Spanx® as a necessary part of my wardrobe.

Spring 2012 Fashion Colors: Lively & Upbeat

Published on January 19, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The Spring 2012 palette is brilliantly diverse, including vivid and playful tones, those more soft and breezy, and contemporary takes on classics.

Rita Wilson, Part III: Playing Against Type

Published on October 14, 2011 By Susan Tolles

In the first two parts of Jillian Michaels’s interview with Rita Wilson, the two discussed the progression her professional career. Now, Michaels dig deeper into Wilson’s inner being…

Celebrity Diets: Fads or Foolproof Weight Loss?

Published on September 23, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Sure, the Jennifer Lopezes of the world have entire teams of makeup artists, fashion designers, trainers and personal chefs working together to make every snapshot look beautiful, but Hollywood stars are also turning to natural health for their fresh, beautiful looks.

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part II

Published on September 21, 2011 By Susan Tolles

In last month’s article, I discussed some of the common skin rashes we see in the summer.  Here are three more: Tinea Versicolor:  This is a common superficial fungal infection of the skin that is actually caused by a yeast organism called Malassezia.  The infection is more common in warm tropical environments.  It presents as more »

Menopause and Poetic Justice

Published on September 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Menopause is a second coming of age. Extraordinary physical changes (erratic fluctuations of estrogen production) may unnerve the soul in ways not experienced in the preceding three or four decades. We temporarily forget that we are passengers with this physical form and not entirely in control of it.

Your Style Questions Answered by Liana Chaouli, Image Therapist

Published on September 11, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Liana Chaouli, international image therapist, has taught personal style and image to leading CEO’s, political figures, and celebrities throughout the world. Here, she shares some excellent tips on how to discover and thrive in your own personal style, so that you can look and feel your best every day.

Rita Wilson, Part II: Fate, Faith, and Being Bold

Published on September 8, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Wilson credits her trajectory from ‘The Brady Bunch’ to the London Academy of Dramatic Arts to having good instincts – and taking advantage of opportunities that came her way.

Fall 2011 Fashion Colors: Painterly & Romantic

Published on September 2, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When you shop around this fall, you’ll notice major color trends. Why does this happen, and what can we expect this year?

Jillian Michaels Interviews Rita Wilson: Part 1

Published on August 31, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Jillian Michaels interviews…. Rita Wilson on Her Career and Her Family __________________________________________________ Rita Wilson is a beloved gem of a woman who has managed a healthy, celebrated marriage for over 20 years in a town that loves to attack happiness. She’s a mom of four beautiful kids who all adore her. She’s a revered producer, more »

Boost Your Metabolism with Sleep

Published on August 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Being sleep deprived doesn’t only make you feel tired and ineffective – it may make you feel hungry even when you are full and lead to an increase in fat storage. Are you sleep deprived? Do you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow? Do you routinely sleep through your alarm? Do more »

Your Jewelry: Flirty, Fashionable, AND Age-Appropriate?

Published on August 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Dear Gila Leah, I’m over 50 and feeling flirtier than ever! However, I’m really uncomfortable with the label of “cougar”.  I’ve more than earned my life experience – and don’t want to cheapen it. How do I look classy, not trashy? Is there jewelry that is more appropriate for my age and yet fashionable? Sincerely, more »

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part 1

Published on August 16, 2011 By Susan Tolles

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.  Well, unless it’s 103 degrees outside.  My fellow Texans know what I’m talking about! Summer is high season for dermatologists.  We are really, really busy this time of year.  My patients frequently ask me why that is.  Well, there are many reasons.  Yes, we see a lot of more »

Learn to Ask For & Receive Help: There’s No Reason to Go It Alone!

Published on August 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

One of the hardest lessons for me to learn–but one that changed my life profoundly–was the importance of asking for and receiving help. As a career and business strategist, I work every week with mostly mid- to senior-level professionals from around the U.S. on career changes, launching and marketing small businesses and identifying, finding and more »

The 10 Commandments of Turning 50: A Manifesto for All Ages

Published on August 12, 2011 By Susan Tolles

If I only knew then what I know now. I try to avoid thinking that because it reeks of regret. However, I find myself saying it often… mostly to women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Why? Because, as Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s past is prologue” and what we do (or don’t do) in our more »

New Study: Postmenopausal Symptoms Highly Controllable

Published on August 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Women today dealing with menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms have a variety of hormone replacement therapies (HRT) available to choose from.   HRT may improve some of the major symptoms for these women but it can also mask a number of underlying issues that, if not addressed, can over time undermine their health:  nutritional stress from a more »

Sex & Intimacy After Menopause

Published on August 4, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Can we just say one thing? This is not your mother’s menopause! These days, life after 50 can be not only just as fulfilling and exciting (if not more so) than the decades that came before, but you may even find that this really is the best time of your life! Can we say one more »

Your Jewelry Wardrobe!

Published on July 31, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Take a look at your Jewelry stash, or what I like to call your jewelry wardrobe. Chances are that you don’t wear half of what you have. Either it’s worn, out of style, hopelessly tangled with another piece or broken. Some jewelry wardrobe maintenance may be in order here. Women should review their jewelry wardrobe more »

Do women age better than men?

Published on May 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

My question isn’t meant to create a schism between men and women. Nor is it a question about how we look. It’s about how we feel. Do women embrace aging better than men? Are we happier with our lives and are we better equipped to handle the myriad of changes than they are? Are we more »

Oh, my aching back!

Published on February 9, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Research shows that back pain is one of the biggest reasons people miss work. But is there anything the average person can do to keep his or her back healthy? You bet, say the people at Harvard Medical School (www.health.harvard.edu). Here are their recommendations: Keep fit. This is the most important thing you can do more »

Fabulous 50, better than ever

Published on September 28, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Did you know that: One of every five adults today is a woman over 50 59% of women at 50 or above say that the best years of their lives are still ahead Women over 50 account for 50% of managers and professionals in the workplace today Women have been starting 70% of new businesses more »

Ford’s Third Age Suit

Published on June 8, 2010 By Susan Tolles

I’ve been reading Prime Time Women, How to win the hearts, minds and business of boomer big spenders” in my quest to make Flourish Over 50 wildly successful. Everything I’ve read so far is what you and I already know: Women over 50 are living in the prime of their lives, with an outlook on more »