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Women and the Burden of Self Image

Published on May 30, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Self esteem is a result of years of conditioning, insults never forgotten; how you’ve compared yourself to others whether in the real world or those figures that grace the fashion pages. Most of us view ourselves more negatively than others view us. Here are some invaluable tips to help reshape the way you view yourself.

Renee Trudeau: I Am a Social Activist

Published on April 23, 2012 By Susan Tolles

When you get consumed by work, family, parenting and just responding to what shows up in front of you moment to moment, it’s easy to forget how interesting , complex and dynamic we all are. And many polarities exist within each of us.

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.

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 »

What Diane Von Furstenberg Can Teach Us About Starting Over

Published on July 18, 2011 By Susan Tolles

When I was in college in the mid 70s, Diane von Furstenberg was on top of her game. Designer, successful businesswoman, and style icon, Diane was my generation’s “It Girl.” By the time she was 28, she had invented the famous wrap dress, had hundreds of people working for her, and was featured on the more »

Cocooning, Art and Reinvention

Published on September 30, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Last week I attended an art exhibition and was drawn to this charming picture by Graham Franciose. I love this concept of reinvention, which I believe is a process we must undertake from time to time if we are to survive and flourish through the different stages of life. There are always reasons to put more »

The Anti-aging Industry and You

Published on July 7, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Now what about all those media commercials and ads that you are bombarded with? The anti-aging industry seems to be doing a booming business but I think the jury is still on just how risky or beneficial they are. The industry now pulls in $56B a year and it is estimated that it would grow more »

50, the Video

Published on February 19, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Here is a fabulous music video celebration of life after 50! Written by Batya Diamond of Wilton, CT, it is a parody of Taylor Swift’s song about being 15. Watch the video, and you will find yourself smiling at Batya’s words and photos. Be inspired to share your thoughts about being over 50 with others! more »

Miraculous beauty.

Published on February 1, 2010 By Susan Tolles

Have you seen that ad on TV for the contraption that is supposed to miraculously make your double chin go away? I just about burst out laughing every time I see it. It’s for the “Neckline Slimmer” and here’s what their website says: The Neckline Slimmer is a resistance toning system for the chin, neck more »