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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 »

5 Tips for Being a Heart-Healthy Woman Over 50

Published on March 10, 2014 By Susan Tolles

Do you know your “numbers?” Things like your waist/hip ratio and how it ranks in the acceptable range, the amount of fiber you need daily, or your glucose reading? Do you know what to eat to make the most of your calories, especially at breakfast? Click on the link below to listen in as I 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 »

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!

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.

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 »

Are You Making Time for Friends? (And Why You Should!)

Published on October 15, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The other night I made my husband go on a dad’s night out. (Don’t worry, he wanted to go.) Why? Because friendships—which are difficult for many men who are juggling late work hours with family responsibilities—aren’t just nice to have, they’re critical to our well-being. For the past two months I’ve been managing a full more »

The No Sorry Zone

Published on September 21, 2012 By Susan Tolles

How many times a day do you say “I’m sorry?” I was with a friend recently, and we began discussing how often we take responsibility for things that are really out of our control. “I’m sorry your party was rained out.” “I’m sorry you missed the luncheon today.” “I’m sorry but I don’t agree.” “I’m more »

Sex Over 50: Planning Your Love Life

Published on August 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Sex over 50 can be frustrating, as several factors can contribute to low libido or lack of satisfaction in bed. Here’s how to (re)build that sexual foundation.

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.

I’m done! Now what?

Published on June 21, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Women over 50 are changing themselves along with the world. No longer are they content to stay home, go to book club, play bridge and watch the world go by as their mothers did at this age. Now, they are reinventing themselves for something better and taking on life with a new spirit and tenacity more »

To Gray or Not to Gray?

Published on June 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Deciding how to handle gray hair can be a frustrating, and even scary, dilemma. Here, Barbara Grufferman wittily discusses hair color and the 3 main options that modern graying women have.

A Positive Twist on Debt?

Published on June 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

For most, it’s hard to see debt in a positive light. Wisely used, however, debt can be a wealth management tool that allows an investor to grow money while also living quite comfortably.

My Own Midlife Crisis

Published on June 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

I can still remember the day when it hit—who was I, and where on earth was I headed? I was sitting at my computer, exploring such sites as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com and Craigslist, looking for a job that would fit my skills, satisfy my need to be productive and afford me the schedule I really wanted. more »

How to Save Your Makeup From the Summer Heat

Published on June 1, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Summer is near, and the heat is rising. Here are some tips to help your makeup stay put during the hot months ahead!

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.

I’m Done Looking Like I’ve Got It All Together

Published on May 8, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Quite often, someone gives me a great compliment. “I admire you so much. You just have it all together.” Well, let me set the record straight: I don’t have it all together. What you see on the outside is the result of a lot of hard work, learning and growing over the past two years. more »

How Not to Look Old: Step Into Sexy Heels!

Published on April 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Great news- you can (and should) wear sexy heels! In the past few years, comfy shoes have gotten sexier, and sexy shoes have gotten comfier. Hallelujah!

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.

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.

Divorced Women: Be SELFISH!

Published on March 22, 2012 By Susan Tolles

  If you are an emotionally lost, completely exhausted, divorced woman, come sit by me!  By the time I’m done with you, you are going to be happy. My name is Christia Sale and I am the Most SELFISH Woman in America. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be miserable anymore! DIVORCE SUCKS! more »

Powerful Women, with Gloria Feldt

Published on March 20, 2012 By Susan Tolles

In my recent interview with Gloria Feldt, nationally-known inspirational keynote speaker, author and social activist, we discussed women and power, or their lack thereof. Her newest book No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, reveals why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership roles, and shows how women can redefine more »