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Are You Ready to Try Something New?

Published on March 7, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones can be healthy and invigorating. Try something new- it doesn’t need to be overly expensive or life-threateningly wild. It will be rewarding on many levels.

How Not to Look Old: Find the Right Pair of Jeans

Published on September 17, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“Nothing ages you like elastic waistbands, mommy jeans, high-rise jeans, faded jeans, baggy jeans, embellished jeans, flashing your thong and butt cleavage, exposing your love handles, jeans that are too tight, or your daughter’s jeans.”

Divorce Stinks – Here’s Your Second Chance

Published on July 17, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Divorce does stink. Now take a step back into your objective self, & use the tools you have to begin living again & planning your future.

Divorced Women: Stop Waiting on Your Weight!

Published on May 16, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“As soon as I lose those extra pounds and fit into my old jeans, I’ll enjoy life again. I’ll finally be able to do the things that I’ve been putting off because of my dissatisfaction with my looks.” Has this ever been you? Don’t miss this article, written for all women of all sizes.

Wine is the New Golf

Published on April 24, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Think of group wine tastings as the new golf outing. It requires no prior experience, is a team sport, and the price is right!

Organize in a Style That’s Uniquely YOU

Published on March 27, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Knowing your predominant learning styles, traits, and inherent challenges can be very liberating. Here are some practical tips for organizing that match your personality and can help you move from chaos to calm.

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!

How not to look old: Unmatch your wardrobe

Published on January 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Style over 50—it is one of the greatest challenges we have as we age.  It is like finding buried treasure when we actually find a pair of jeans that fit right, or an outfit that doesn’t make us look frumpy. We are caught in the middle of looking like a teenager and looking like our 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 »

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 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!

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.

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?

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 »

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 »

Wine Temperatures: Why Ask Why?

Published on August 18, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Why Ask Why? At a recent wine tasting someone asked, “Why is white wine served cold and red wine served at room temperature?” This simple question inspired me to share with you the “Whys” of ideal serving temperatures. Unfortunately, the biggest problem with temperature is actually that whites are often served too cold and reds 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 »