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8 Tips to Remain Healthy After 50

Published on April 3, 2014 By Susan Tolles

 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 »

Dating After 50: Boost Your Confidence!

Published on April 2, 2014 By Susan Tolles

From a Single Woman Over 50: What can I do to regain the confidence in my dating game?  Whether you are entering the “dating game,” changing careers or following a long-held dream, the fear of the unknown can paralyze you from taking even a small step in a new direction. Instead of experiencing the joy more »

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 »

Happy “Compliment Your Mirror Day!”

Published on July 3, 2013 By Susan Tolles

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 »

Permission to change

Published on June 18, 2013 By Susan Tolles

When you are ready for a new midlife reinvention journey, the first step is giving yourself permission to make a change in your life. This is a very difficult step for most of us since we have been conditioned to believe that we must put the needs of others first, and that we cannot follow more »

4 Steps to Creating Your Masterpiece!

Published on January 4, 2013 By Susan Tolles

The New Year has begun, and I have so many things racing through my head! I am ready to take the new blank 2013 canvas and begin painting a beautiful masterpiece that portrays my life. Truthfully, there is so much I want to accomplish that I see an entire mural ahead! What will you create this year? more »

Unemployment After 50: Are You Doomed?

Published on April 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

It has been reported that men and women over 50 have an especially difficult time finding employment. Read about finding meaningful work after 50, and disprove this negative notion.

“Age Appropriate” Doesn’t Mean Matronly

Published on February 1, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Times have changed. Women, now in their 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s and 70’s can find fashionable outfits that are age-appropriate.

Dating Tips for Boomers

Published on January 30, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Despite the emphasis that our culture places on youth, life experience is a real asset when it comes to dating. Remember, this is your time. You’ve gained perspective and that will make you a great partner!

Menopause and the Double “M”: Mood & Memory

Published on January 23, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Most of us usually think of menopause as hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia fostered by changes in the ovaries and uterus. During perimenopause, a variable time 2 to 10 years or more before the final menstrual period, the ovaries lose their rhythmic pattern of estrogen and progesterone release. It is the time of fluctuating more »

Menopause Weight Gain is a Big Deal!

Published on October 31, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Perhaps in the past, gaining 20 pounds near menopause was considered strictly a cosmetic problem. It’s not. Sure, everyone would like to look great in a swimsuit, but let’s get real; weight gain has serious negative health consequences, both physical and psychological.  Women over fifty need to pay attention! Top Ten Menopause Weight Gain Myths: more »

5 Infuriating Fibs About Women Over 50

Published on October 26, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Almost five years ago I turned 50. I wasn’t shocked… just unsure of what it all meant. It was time for a quick assessment: When did those post-menopausal pounds get attached to my body? What was it my doctor was telling me about being a tad too close to osteopenia (the first step before osteoporosis)? more »

Update Your Fall Wardrobe with Great Jewelry

Published on October 20, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Dear Gila Leah, This awful economy is draining all the joy out of my fall shopping! How can I update my wardrobe, stay in my budget and still have fun doing it? Sincerely,  Girl (I just wanna have fun!) Dear Girl, Fall has definitely arrived. The weather is cooler, and sweaters and boots are making more »

Can Five Minutes a Day Change Your Life?

Published on October 19, 2011 By Susan Tolles

For your morning practice to have the greatest effect, I’d recommend releasing “shoulds or have tos,” finding a rhythm that you can enjoy, keeping it short, simple and above all– personally meaningful. Really allow yourself to experience what it’s like to be fully present and comfortable sitting in silence.

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…

How to Drastically Reduce your Cancer Risk

Published on October 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Eating lots of vegetables lowers the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. After examining the dietary intake of 466 people with NHL and 391 matched controls, researchers found that: A high number of vegetable servings per week decreased cancer risk by 42%. High intake of green leafy vegetables and more »

Marilu Henner on preserving a timeless smile

Published on October 4, 2011 By Susan Tolles

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Marilu Henner, star of stage and screen, in her “Preserve a Timeless Smile” campaign sponsored by Crest Toothpaste and Procter & Gamble. With her beautiful smile and active lifestyle, Marilu is a perfect role model for all women over 50, as she shows no sign of slowing down more »

How to Select the Right Jewelry

Published on September 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

By considering her scale, shape, coloring, and personality when selecting the jewelry she wears, a woman will look particularly well put together, even causing people to ask if she got a haircut or changed her makeup!

Your #1 Financial Liability? The numbers on the scale.

Published on September 26, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Baby boomers, especially those over the age of 60, are already the sickest and most expensive in terms of medical costs. But, what’s making this even more worrisome is that it’s the fastest growing health issue in the U.S. Therefore, the overall disease burden and economic effects of obesity may be magnified.

Is it Time for an Emotional Checkup?

Published on September 22, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When we’re overworked and depleted, yes it’s important to remember to exercise, get good sleep and eat nutrient-dense foods. But, just as important as nurturing our physical well-being is the care and feeding of our hearts.

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.

Calcium Supplements: Dangerous for Women?

Published on September 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Calcium supplements can be dangerous for women by causing an imbalance in magnesium, which is vital to proper heart function. How can women avoid potentially serious heart problems?

Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

Published on September 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

You may have wondered whether you should use a financial advisor to manage your investments for you- or at least some of your portfolio. Give some thought to the following questions to help you arrive at the best decision for you.

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?