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Winter Skin Care for Women Over 50

Published on February 17, 2014 By Susan Tolles

 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 »

Toxins in women over 50

Published on March 17, 2013 By Susan Tolles

What is a Toxin?  Who Is Toxic? We all are toxic….We all live in a toxic world. Even with ongoing care, your body accumulates more toxins than it eliminates. A “toxin” can be anything from pesticides, xenoestrogens, food dyes, synthetic drugs and hormones, plastics, air pollution, water pollution, parasites, and chemicals from foods, medicines, surgery, more »

The Mirror Does Lie!

Published on October 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Unstoppable Women

Published on March 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Susan invited her fellow Unstoppable Women Connie Brubaker and Darlene Templeton to join the fun on her monthly segment with Fox 7′s “Good Day Austin.” They were promoting the newly released book The Unstoppable Woman’s Guide to Emotional Well-Being which they co-authored with 20 women from around the world. This book is a must-have for any more »

Dream Big- How to Be a 21st Century Visionary

Published on January 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

It’s never too late to dream big, even when you are a woman over 50. Marcia Wieder motivates us to become a True Visionary in the second of her series from Dream University. Over 20 years ago, when I began to write and speak about achieving our dreams, I had a big vision. It was 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 »

Hot topics for women on Good Day Austin!

Published on August 5, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Susan joined Keri Bellacosa for her monthly appearance on Fox 7′s Good Day Austin to talk about “Sizzling Hot Topics” for women!         Flourish Over 50: MyFoxAUSTIN.com

Secrets to Ordering a Great Bottle of Wine- Every Time!

Published on August 3, 2011 By Susan Tolles

  Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the wine list?  Intimidated by the options, whether there are 20 or 200 to choose from, only to settle on the only thing that sounds familiar to you (you know, the same ol’, same ol’).  Laurie Forster, the Wine Coach, is here to the rescue. With these more »

The Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Nap

Published on July 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Do you just love to feel rested? Financial women take care of themselves and their money so they can be healthy, wealthy and wise! Wellness definitely involves a good night’s sleep, as you already know. As women, there are times in our lives when we just can’t get enough sleep, due to children or work more »

The story of Flourish Over 50, with Amy Dillon Live!

Published on June 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Listen to Susan’s interview with Amy Dillon, host of Amy Dillon Live!, a morning drive-time radio show on The Word FM in Austin, Texas. Susan shares her journey from “Now what?” to becoming a website developer, workshop leader, life coach, author and inspirational speaker. Get ready to rock with some Gospel music, then sit back more »

The Angry Face

Published on June 14, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Rosacea, a facial inflammatory disorder, is a common dermatologic problem and can have a significant negative impact on quality of life of women over 50.  The condition affects men and women and usually makes its first appearance in midlife.  It is more common in fair skinned individuals, but can occur in darker skin types as more »

Balance is bunk?!

Published on June 7, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Everything about my upbringing–being raised by a heady physician and an emotional musician; living in highly conservative neighborhoods and in yoga ashrams; being equally gifted at business strategy and heart-centered coaching; and enjoying cooking and nesting as much as traveling and speaking—points to the theme of balance. And, when I’m out in the world and more »

Eight Strategies for Making a Successful Career Change

Published on June 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

  “Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”  Goethe   Frustrated by the uncertain economy and job market? Are you ready to move into the driver’s seat and take control of your career? Is it time for you to find work that is a fit for you more »

The Power of Meditative Running

Published on May 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Who knew that the secret to great health and happiness lies right at our feet? While trying to come to grips with the changes my body, mind, and life were going through after turning 50, I came across a life-changing article in the Wall Street Journal about Jeff Galloway, the Olympian and marathoner who developed more »

Which oil is best for you?

Published on May 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

I often get asked which oils are the best to cook with. When it comes to knowing which vegetable oil is best and safest to cook with, many restaurants and so-called health experts don’t seem to understand basic biochemistry. That’s because even the “safe” vegetable oils used by restaurants and recommended by experts convert to more »

The Girlfriends Dinner….

Published on May 26, 2011 By Susan Tolles

A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Oceanview restaurant because they had only $6.00 among them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street. 10 years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where more »

Got water? It is vital to good health in many ways

Published on May 17, 2011 By Susan Tolles

We all know water is good for us, but do we know the reasons why? Water makes up, on average, 60% of our body weight and is crucial to our health. From healthy skin to protecting joints and helping with the size of waistlines, water is necessary for good health!  Read on as Truestar Health  more »

Reality check–are your finances in order?

Published on May 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When it comes to our financial health, there’s an important reality to consider: Men and women are different. Men and women aren’t just from different planets; they occupy different places on the economic spectrum, too. The earnings gap Despite comprising 2/3 of the U.S. workforce, women earn 76 cents for each dollar earned by men. more »

Meet Babette Hughes

Published on May 12, 2011 By Susan Tolles

I was an infant when my bootlegging father was murdered in a turf war with the mafia, taking my innocent uncle with him to the same violent death.  My uncle just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. When I was old enough to ask my mother about my father’s death, more »

Seeing spots? Fight back!

Published on May 11, 2011 By Susan Tolles

If there is one thing my patients hate more than wrinkles, it would have to be dyspigmentation.  Dyspigmentation is a fancy term for uneven skin color.  Hyperpigmentation is a condition of having too much pigment, and includes such problems as freckles, brown spots, melasma (“mask of pregnancy”,) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (those pesky brown spots that more »

Create Your Roadmap for Success

Published on May 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Susan was honored to be one of the Featured Experts for the Spring 2011 “Virtual Women’s Economic Summit” where the event focus was “A Kick in the Assets.” Her interview, titled “Create Your Roadmap for Success–Ignite Your Passion and Exceed Your Potential as a Leader and Visionary Woman” included these points: The most powerful step more »

Powerful Me Book Workshop

Published on May 8, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Are you at a crossroads in your life, wondering “What’s next? Do you desire a more meaningful life, filled with purpose and clarity? Would you like to accelerate your success with clear goals for the future? Join me for a life-changing day at a peaceful Lake LBJ Retreat Home one hour west of Austin “Powerful more »

Tips for buying accessories that you will love forever

Published on April 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Personal style items are jackets, scarves, shoes, boots, jewelry and purses that are anything but basic. They add flavor and individuality to a wardrobe like spices help foods be more flavorful. Some people like lots of such items and collect them. If you do, you probably love to shop and find your treasures anywhere from more »

Shake it up to get your body going in the morning

Published on April 27, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Do you grab a muffin or bagel for breakfast as you rush out the front door every morning? Do you skip breakfast in an attempt to cut calories or simply because you do not feel hungry? If so, you are not doing your body a favor. In fact, a recent study published in the American more »