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 »
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 »
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 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 does stink. Now take a step back into your objective self, & use the tools you have to begin living again & planning your future.
“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.
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.
What if you woke up one day and could change your habitual emotional response to a situation?
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 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?
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »