Summer is waning (though you wouldn’t know it by the heat!) and for many families, the kids are headed back to school. For some of you, this is not your normal “back to school,” but also the beginning of your Empty Nest. You’ve thought about it for years, maybe even dreaded it, and now reality more »
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 »
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 »
Spring is traditionally the time when we clean house, but it’s also important to focus on de-cluttering your life to remove the chaos that prevents calm.
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!
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.
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 »
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 »
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 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 does stink. Now take a step back into your objective self, & use the tools you have to begin living again & planning your future.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Summer is near, and the heat is rising. Here are some tips to help your makeup stay put during the hot months ahead!
“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.
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 »
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!
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
Girlfriends. They can light up your life. They can suck the life right out of you. So, if there is this dichotomy among the women in our lives, why is it so hard to let go of those who don’t build us up? One of the most difficult parts of my reinvention journey was realizing more »
I recently had the pleasure of visiting with Susan Hess Logeais, former professional ballerina, Wilhelmina Model and actress, and Founder of Hot Flash Films PDX. From a very early age, Susan’s life was shaped by a world that focused on sacrificing everything to stay thin and beautiful, and her journey from teenager to young model more »