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Drawing the Line at Reading Between the Lines

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditAs a child growing in the South in the 1960s, there were things I saw on television or heard adults discuss that scared me.  These included: the Klu Klux Klan, Nazis, Communists, kooks with nukes, the Wicked Witch of the West and her rabid flying monkeys, rabies carrying bats who could infect my dog, Bouffant, and the mean dog catchers who could steal her away from me. My mother told me if I misbehaved she’d send me back to Sears & Roebuck for another model.  I used to thumb through the Sears catalog looking for mail order kids like me. She admonished me for voting for […]

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Mary, There May Be Quilts

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditWhile many stress the importance of first impressions, I’m a believer in taking a second look. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but often an individual needs a deeper read when it comes to her personality. Someone you may consider withdrawn or dull may simply be shy and needs time to warm up to people. Her personality will be slowly coaxed out if you give her a chance. The same goes for life as we know it and the surroundings and objects that fill it. That first date, or the first day of that vacation or school or […]

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How Well Do You Know These Water Safety Tips?

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditSwimming is one of the best exercises around for overall health. It increases your heart rate, builds endurance and muscle strength, and it does not stress your body like some other exercises. Unfortunately, even the best swimmer can be at risk for drowning.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, an average of ten people die in the U.S. from unintentional drowning every day. 1 in 5 are children 14 or younger.  Nearly 80% of people who die from drowning are male. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury for death among children and the […]

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Slip This Idea on for Size

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditJust when I was patting myself on the back because my backside now fits into fashionably skinny jeans, I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal that said skinny jeans are no longer in fashion. I guess my behind is behind the times. The article said there is a current backlash to “skinnies.” The new look is “rigid jeans.” These are jeans with no “give” or stretch. That sounds a lot like the kind of people who only talk and don’t listen. Rigid jeans are about taking and not giving; as in, they take time to mold […]

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What No Woman Wants To Discuss, But I Did on Fearless Fabulous YOU!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit“I Laughed So Hard I Almost Peed in My Pants.” If you have ever said that, you’re not alone.  According to the Urology Care Foundation, “A quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. suffer from urinary incontinence. About 33 million have overactive bladder (also known as OAB) representing symptoms of urgency, frequency and with or without urge incontinence.”  This article in SwanStudy.org (April 21, 2015)  reports: “Dr. Elaine Waetjen, gynecologist with the UC Davis Medical Center, has been studying urinary incontinence for more than 16 years and considers it an important but under-acknowledged issue in women’s […]

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The Power of One- Clear Your Mind with These Tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditResearch has shown that women are better multi-taskers than men. Human Physiology reported that “men require more brainpower than women when multi-tasking.” I’m not surprised by this. I seem to focus better when I have more to do than less. But what dogs me is concentrating on just one thing for a period of time. My mind drifts. It’s like my brain needs to be in overdrive to thrive. But that doesn’t feel healthy. Have you felt that way? Maybe it’s time to downsize to energize your mind. These days we live with countless distractions which diminish our ability to focus. Technology […]

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Second Chapters: She Left the C-Suite to Become a Cannabis Entrepreneur

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditThink you need a college degree to get ahead much less become President of a multi-billion business? Think again.  Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s Bill Gates never graduated college. Look where they are today? That’s not to say having a college degree and, better yet, a Master’s Degree, won’t matter. They do, especially in the corporate world and in academia. But, you can succeed in other ways. That’s the story of Stormy Simon, a single mom who started as a temporary worked at Overstock.com and worked her way to the top to become President. During her tenure, Overstock became a top […]

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Here’s to Olderpreneurs! Why Starting a Business After 50 Makes Sense

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditWhile many decry the lack of women at the top of the corporate chain at Fortune 500 companies, there is much to be said about the numerous successful women entrepreneurs who are making their mark.  A few stats from Entrepreneur.com Women own 10.6 million businesses in the U.S.A. They employ 19.1 million workers- one in every seven employees. Their businesses account for $2.5 trillion in sales For many women starting a business is their only option for financial security and independence. This is especially true for women over 50 who are finding their job prospects tougher than ever in the workforce, or […]

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Second Chapters- This Woman Had a Career Do-Over Giving Beauty Makeovers

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit    She Helps Women Put their Best Face Forward Picture this: You are a single Mom in a job you hate. Your crave time to spend with your family; yet you need financial security to support them. Then the unthinkable happens……..Read on Gail Sagel left a fast paced career in finance to start a beauty business in Connecticut where she lives. It’s called FACES Beautiful®. Gail’s “Life is short; Live on your terms” moment came when she was hit by a car while riding her bike.  During her months of recuperation she rethought what she wanted out of life […]

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A Chronic Illness Should Not Derail Your Sex Life.

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditFor women living with a chronic illness such as arthritis, cancer or an autoimmune disease, intimacy can be a super-sensitive topic. But, according to the National Institute of Health addressing sexual dysfunction during chronic illnes is now accepted as a fundamental part of healthcare. 133 million Americans – 45% of the population – have at least one chronic disease.  Nearly half are women. Many face the sensitive issue of sexual dysfunction, or the inability to achieve fulfilling intimacy.  Sexuality Expert and Psychologist Dr. Logan Levkoff  recently joined me to discuss how to start the conversation with your partner, address emotional anxiety and find […]

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