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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 »

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 »

Winter Skin Care for Women Over 50

Published on February 17, 2014 By Susan Tolles

 In the dermatology world, the winter months are the time when our thoughts turn to moisturizers, especially for women over 50.  Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating combine to pull moisture from our skin, making us dry and itchy.  In fact, there is a highly technical name for that seasonal dry itchy skin: winter more »

3 B’s for Holiday Sanity

Published on December 16, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Christmas is just around the corner and, for me, that generally means busy days filled with family, cooking and shopping. The season can also be a time of stress, when exhaustion takes over, replacing the joy that should be present in every day. My coach (yes, even coaches have coaches!) recently shared some tips with 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 »

Planning Your Journey

Published on June 12, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Ahhh, summer. Even as an empty-nester, I look forward to slowing down in June to re-focus and recharge.  For many of us, summer includes a vacation getaway, going to a place that may bring adventure, excitement, rest, contentment and a sense of accomplishment when plans go as expected, or even better. Planning a vacation is more »

Dress to Look Slimmer, part 2

Published on April 26, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Three weeks ago we started the discussion of how to avoid wearing clothes that add width and make you look heavier than you are. You can review those first five tips here. Now that you’ve had a chance to experiment with those ideas, let’s continue on with the next five: 6. Pockets can ruin a good more »

Time to Detox!

Published on April 25, 2013 By Susan Tolles

There are a couple times of year that are excellent for doing a detox, spring and fall. After our long winter season (longer for those up north) the body is ready to shed a few pounds and a few layers of clothes!  In two articles, I will talk about some powerful ways to detox your more »

Toxins in women over 50

Published on March 17, 2013 By Susan Tolles

What is a Toxin?  Who Is Toxic? We all are toxic….We all live in a toxic world. Even with ongoing care, your body accumulates more toxins than it eliminates. A “toxin” can be anything from pesticides, xenoestrogens, food dyes, synthetic drugs and hormones, plastics, air pollution, water pollution, parasites, and chemicals from foods, medicines, surgery, 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 »

Your Holiday calorie counter

Published on November 18, 2012 By Susan Tolles

For those of us in the United States, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Many of us are looking forward to traditional family dinners complete with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. We are also anticipating–though not as eagerly– those extra pounds that the holidays always seem to add to our bodies. Often, we take a walk more »

The Mirror Does Lie!

Published on October 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

You’ve suspected it for years: You look in the mirror and say, “No way I can look that ____ (fill in the blank: pale, tired, old)”. I am here to tell you that you are right!  A mirror has three strikes against it in distorting your image. It flattens your image which distorts how you 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 »

Protective skin care for women over 50

Published on October 14, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Skin care is cumulative. You must be consistent and dedicated to your program in order to achieve your desired results. Invest and dedicate yourself to an effective skin care regimen that will work with your budget and provide you with three fundamental elements: protection, prevention, and correction.

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 »

How Not to Look Old: Find the Right Pair of Jeans

Published on September 17, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“Nothing ages you like elastic waistbands, mommy jeans, high-rise jeans, faded jeans, baggy jeans, embellished jeans, flashing your thong and butt cleavage, exposing your love handles, jeans that are too tight, or your daughter’s jeans.”

How Not to Look Old: Show Some Leg!

Published on August 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

If you’re a woman over 50, don’t forget about your legs! What you put on them (or don’t) can play an integral part in how stylish you look at any age.

How to Create a New Income Stream with Just $20

Published on July 19, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Creating multiple income streams is a powerful way to increase financial security. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how to create an entirely new income stream with just a $20 investment!

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.

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!