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5 Tips for Personal Spring Cleaning

Published on April 9, 2014 By Susan Tolles

Spring is a time when we want to clear away the clutter for a fresh start. We have been “hibernating” through the winter months, focusing more inward in our own daily lives. Warmer weather, clear blue skies and a greener landscape energizes us to “lighten up” in every area—from our diets to our households—and our 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 »

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.

I am thankful for who I am!

Published on November 20, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The holiday season has officially arrived, and for those of us in the United States, this week we will celebrate a very early Thanksgiving Day. This is a time when we gather together and focus on the things we are grateful for, such as family, friends, our home, our freedom and our abundant provisions. Around more »

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.

Living in the Unknown: Tips for Navigating Uncertainty

Published on March 19, 2012 By Susan Tolles

While living in the unknown often feels worse than receiving actual “bad” news, it can also be a great time for spiritual, personal, & professional growth.

From Betrayal to Forgiveness

Published on February 21, 2012 By Susan Tolles

What if you woke up one day and could change your habitual emotional response to a situation?

Six Ways to Tap Inner Peace

Published on February 8, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Renee Trudeau, award-winning author and life coach, believes that our “inner world” should be as big and fertile as our “outer world.” Work and family lives transform when this begins to happen.

Fall in love with yourself this month!

Published on February 7, 2012 By Susan Tolles

February, the Month of Love. This is the time when we traditionally spend extra time and effort telling special people just how much we love them–our husbands or “significant others,” our children, family members and friends. But for women: how often do you tell yourself that you love you? Loving yourself means giving yourself permission more »

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 »

Balancing Yin & Yang: Do You Push or Pause?

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Throughout my twenties and most of my thirties, I pushed myself hard. After securing media coverage for a client on the TODAY Show, I barely stopped to breathe before I was pitching their story to National Geographic or lining up a meeting for them with the French Embassy. When it came to generating results, I 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.

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.

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?

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 »

The Fat-Burning Zone: What & Where Is It?

Published on July 25, 2011 By Susan Tolles

The next time you go to your health club, jump on a cardio machine and take a look at the pre-programmed options. Most often you will find a program called the Fat Burner or something similar. These programs are designed for you to exercise at roughly 50 to 60% of your maximum heart rate. Exercise more »

I Love My Body!

Published on April 6, 2011 By Susan Tolles

by life balance coach/speaker/author Renee Trudeau I celebrated my 45th birthday over this past weekend. But I didn’t feel social (unusual for me). I just felt a strong pull to nest, rest and reflect so much so that I canceled a long-anticipated workshop, and instead spent a good part of Sunday alone enjoying a massage, a more »

The sleep vitamin

Published on March 15, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Lack of sleep is profound in the changes we have in mood, motivation and vitality, especially for women over 50.  It is a major contributor to depression and a sense of “life is not worth living”.  It also increases the probability that you will become obese or develop diabetes. William C. Dement is the world’s more »

The gifts of self-care

Published on March 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Sometimes I feel like a broken record, constantly advocating the benefits of self-care and how it has transformed my life over the last ten years. But this past week confirmed that this message is one we all need to hear, over and over again. I recently led several classes for male and female entrepreneurs at more »

Self-care for women over 50

Published on February 4, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Ten years ago I was introduced to the concept of “self-care” –the essential teaching of the importance of putting your oxygen mask on first, before helping others– by life coach Cheryl Richardson. (Take five minutes to read a short chapter from my new book on The Transformative Power of Self Care to more fully understand more »

Introducing The High Road Series: Reflecting on the Gifts We Give Ourselves

Published on November 19, 2010 By Susan Tolles

During this holiday season, it seems like a fitting time to really take a closer look, not just at the people and things we’re thankful for, but at how we can show gratitude to ourselves. Not all of us are used to doing this, especially women over 50. Sure, we’re full of thanks, and yes, more »