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Learn Tips To Better Breathing for Better Health- Fearless Fabulous YOU!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditGiven that every breath we take is an essential part of our health and well-being, it is amazing how many of us are not breathing properly.  Breathing provides energy, helps boost your metabolism, calms and centers you and helps regulate your heart.  Clinical Psychologist Dr. Belisa Vranich, author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health (St. Martin’s Press/Hay House), joined me June 12 to the proper way to breathe. Here’s a tip: Many people breath from their chest and shoulders which is incorrect. You need to lift expand your diaphram and fill your lungs. So start from your […]

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Are Women Their Own Worst Enemies? March, Don’t Trample

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditDespite the marches and numerous empowering talks and conferences by and about women, I still see too much insensitive and biased treatment. The surprising thing is that sometimes it starts with women. Some of the most judgmental and negative behavior I have witnessed, has been woman to woman. I am not alone in this observation. A book called “Twisted Sisterhood” (2010)  reveals an undercurrent of woman to woman nastiness. Of the 3000 women surveyed by Author Kelly Valen, close to 85% “admitted having suffered serious, life-altering knocks at the hands of other women.” You can read the full article here. I am an advocate for women […]

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New Developments in Breast Reconstruction

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI always feel a little wistful on National Cancer Survivors Day which falls on the first Sunday in June. I’m a member of a club I never wanted to join, and yet I am proud to call myself a survivor.     The recent news that singer Olivia Newton John was diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer after more than two decades triggered some anxiety that many survivors feel. Recurrence or another cancer lurk in the back of your mind like a dark shadow. But then, you need to remind yourself: Live now; worry less. Darice Lang is a two time breast […]

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What’s In Your Glass?

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditHere’s an essential item we should all stock in our bathrooms and beach bags: a shot glass. That’s the amount of sunscreen you need to cover your body, according to skin cancer specialist, Dr. Larisa Geskin (Columbia Univ. Medical Center/Columbia Doctors), a recent guest on Fearless Fabulous You! The only thing I am more mindful about than what I put in my body these days is what I put on it. Sunscreen is the single most important product you need for protection against skin cancer and premature aging. A little skintelligence: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. About […]

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This Filmmaker Nails It

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditWatching “Joy Joy Nails,” written and directed by Filmmaker Joey Ally makes you uncomfortable. Like nails slowly tapping a table, it gets your attention.  An official selection at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, the film highlights the untold truth, abysmal pay, racism and sometimes violence that women endure in the roughly 2,000 nail salons across New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, originally inspired by the excellent New York Times investigative report, “Unvarnished.”      Joey is a  young filmmaker with several credits to her name, with a focus on women. Her other films are “Minimum Wage” and “Partners.” Her production […]

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Managing Arthritis and Menopause- Fearless Fabulous You! May 22

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit May is Arthritis Awareness Month and it hits home for me. My Mother experiences painful arthritis, and I see how the condition impacts a person’s mobility.  50 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. That’s about one in 4 adults. 26% are women. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, and it’s the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S.A. (source: The Arthritis Foundation). Dr. Anca Askanase, a rheumatologist with Columbia University Medical Center (Columbia Doctors), joins me May 22 to discuss causes, risk reduction and management of different causes of arthritis. Live 4pm EST W4WN.com and podcast to iHeart.com […]

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A Diet Worth Giving a Try

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditAs a wine and food professional I grapple weekly with temptation and managing my diet. Attending dinners, lunches and wine tastings are part of the job, and I enjoy it, especially when the food and drink are good. But it’s hard to maintain your weight, and we all know eating well is the best defense to stay healthy along with regular exercise. So, I’ve devised “The Try It Diet.” Just give everything a try at least once. Take a smaller portion or a few sips. Then push away the plate or don’t give yourself a refill or second helping. […]

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Ageism- Take a Hike!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditRecently I attended a movie screening for my friend, Kathleen Squires’ new film, “James Beard: America’s First Foodie.” The screening was hosted by AARP. The trailer before the film was themed “take another look at AARP.” It showed vibrant, sexy, loving and active seniors. That’s right: Ageism, take a hike! According to AARP, about two in three workers between the ages of 45-74 have experienced ageism issues in the workforce. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 was supposed to address unfairness, but in 2015, over 21,000 complaints were filed with the government. Management often sites stamina and energy, […]

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A Special Kind of Mother

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditAs we spend today celebrating our mothers who are still living and remembering our mothers who have left us, there is another community of mothers I’d like to recognize. These are mothers living with a hole in their hearts because they’ve lost a child. This past year I know of at least three mothers in my social media community who’ve lost children, all young adults. I can’t imagine the heartache of a mother on Mother’s Day thinking about the child she lost. She’s still a mother in spirit. She may have other children to care for and share the […]

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Tacking Migraines Head On- May 1 Fearless Fabulous You!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI’m tackling migraines head on (excuse the play on words). Friends and family members have experienced debilitating migraines, and I see how difficult and painful it is for them. Here’s what I learned prepping for this show: More women get migraines (three quarters of all migraine sufferers are women). Men tend to have more cluster headaches. There are different manifestations of migraines (e.g., Migraine with Vertigo, Miniere’s Disease) and different phases of a migraine (prodome, attack, postdome). Migraine triggers can vary by individual. Some OTC and prescription medications can trigger migraines (MOH- migraine overuse headaches). Dietary adjustments, exercise and […]

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