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Why The Power of the Pen Matters in the Age of Technology

 Opening an envelope to a hand-written card or letter is a gift in the time of texting and eblasts. #fearlessfabulousyou This time of year, digital holiday greeting cards start flooding my inbox. They begin arriving just after the barrage of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday announcements. One morning, I opened my emails and all I had were notices and offers. Most were from companies or professional coaches and consultants I did not know who wanted me to spend money or sign up for something they offered. Who are all these people and how did they find […]

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Flab Friday – Walking It Off

While thousands of Americans dashed for the stores as soon as doors opened to take advantage of after-Thanksgiving Black Friday Sales, I made a dash for the out-of-doors to get some fresh air and work off the remains of the feast. I called it “Flab Friday.” My goal was instant and visible reduction in the heaviness and lethargy I felt after drinking so much great wine from our cellar with my vegetarian “sides.”  David is still devouring his turkey- for- one. My Walk Away Weekend continued with brisk daily walks despite the frigid temperatures and a temporary halt on wine […]

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I Support WEDO2018 I Hope You Do,Too! #ChooseWomen

I attended the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit, a day-long symposium held November 16 at the United Nations in New York City that celebrates women in business around the world and raises funds to provide micro-loans to fund women entrepreneurs in Third World countries. The event was conceived and produced by my good friend entrepreneur, Wendy Diamond. #WEDO2018. www.womenseday.org I had the chance to meet some FABULOUS women who shared their stories. Here are a few: HRH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway was the first-born in her family but, at the time, the country’s rules of succession still favored sons. Bucking […]

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Just Chew It! Digest These Tips

Let’s face it. We’re all going to over-indulge this Thanksgiving. It’s the national day of giving thanks and stuffing….your mouth. Rather than ruminate over calories, just try to adjust the quantity of what you eat and enjoy more leftovers for the weekend. Consider hosting a Thanksgiving leftovers potluck party and invite friends to bring over theirs. Or, freeze leftovers and reuse later in the winter. My husband is actually un-thawing last year’s Thanksgiving mashed potatoes and stuffing as I write this. It’s just us two this year at the table, so we are having a hybrid “Thawsgiving” combined with some […]

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Never Silence a Songbird. Never Dash a Dream.

I recently watched a movie about the Italian singer, Andrea Bocelli. There is a defining scene where an opera critic tells Bocelli he doesn’t have a voice for opera. Bocelli vows never to sing again. A friend convinces Bocelli to work with an operatic voice coach and not give up. Bocelli went on to become one of the world’s most renowned tenors. Imagine if Bocelli had just listened to that one critic.   When the actor, Sidney Poitier auditioned for a role early in his career, he was told to “stop wasting people’s time and go out and become a […]

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You Don’t Need to Buy A Product to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Six charities I recommend

This time of year my inbox flooded with pinked out products to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I appreciate everyone’s effort to support the cause, and I hope that every company remembers that long after October ends, breast cancer continues to impact 1 in 8 women. For anyone living with metastatic breast cancer, it’s part of your life every day. It is important to be sensitive to this amidst the pink fanfare. However, you don’t need to buy products to support the cause. Many products only donate a small percentage to the designated charity while reaping a good amount of […]

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Probiotics Versus Enzymes: Digesting the Difference

Many women experience digestive issues during different times of their lives. Taking birth control pills or antibiotics, dealing with chronic stress, alcohol consumption, lack of sleep and an imbalanced diet are just a few reasons. You may have read or heard about the benefits of taking probiotics and enzymes for your digestive health. But do you know the difference? Here is a short explanation. Probiotics are living bacteria that the human body needs but does not produce. Probiotics help support your digestive system to help it function properly.  Since the human body does not produce probiotics, you need to consume […]

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Meet New York Times Personal Health Columnist Jane Brody

I was super excited to have Jane Brody, best-selling author Personal Health Columnist for The New York Times, join me September 19 on Fearless Fabulous You! Jane reports on health and nutrition with a keen sensibility and dedication to providing factual and helpful information and articles to “help people to lead better lives.” Time Magazine has called her the “High Priestess of Health.”  Her bestselling books include “Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book” and “Jane Brody’s Good Food Book,” among others.   A sister breast cancer survivor, Jane was honored September 17 at SHARE’s A Second Helping of Life fundraiser in New York City, an organization I […]

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Bending the Rules When It Matters

If I followed all the rules that people attempted to set for me, I think my life would be different. It may not be better or worse, just different. Rules can create structure and direction, but for a creative person they can also confine the mind. It’s about striking a healthy balance and deciding when to follow them, bend them or make new ones. The late Katherine Hepburn said, “If you follow the rules you miss all the fun.”  I’ll drink to that! Looking back at my life, my regrets are not what I did, but what I didn’t do. And much of […]

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Don’t be Blindsided  Because You Lack Long-Term Vision

Sometimes we’re so busy moving through life just getting the work done in front of us that we don’t see what lies ahead. Long-term vision is important to help you reach your life or career goals, but too often we’re wearing blinders. So, what happens? You can get blindsided. You wake up one day and realize time slipped away and you are further from where you hoped to be. Maybe you find your career has languished, or a relationship falters, or finances are stagnant. Whatever it is, you wonder, “can I ever get back on track?” Of course, you can. […]

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