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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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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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