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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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Shine A Light- One Simple Step Can Brighten a Day

Make the Call. Take the Call. It matters. #fearlessfabulousyou Remember the song “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand.” It was the debut song for Diana Ross when she left The Supremes and struck out on her own. And it was a huge hit. Remember when  AT&T had a campaign called “Reach out and touch someone” in 1979? Now how many of us actually reach out and call anyone these days? Most people send text messages, post comments on social media or send emails. The days of picking up the phone or sending a handwritten note have gone the way of the typewriter. My phone, […]

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Fearless Fabulous Women To Know

Two women who worked in the pharma industry share their stories of empowerment and leadership. Rachel Braun Scherl, Founder of SPARK Solutions for Growth, discusses her book, “Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness.” Liimu McGill overcame addiction, left a corporate job and re-envisioned her life. Owner of a business consulting business, she created MomStar which helps women pursue their dreams and inspire their kids to follow theirs. Show aired August 8, 2018. Listen to this week’s edition of Fearless Fabulous You on iHeart  

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Endocrine Disruptors: What You Should Know

You may have heard “endocrine disruptors” mentioned in association with certain cancers, like breast cancer. But do you know what they are and where they lurk in your food, home and personal care products? And do you know why it matters to your health? Endocrine disruptors are industrial chemicals used in herbicides, pesticides, detergents, children’s toys, plastic bottles, metal food cans, flame retardent products and personal care products including cosmetics. (to name just a few examples). Endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on your body’s endocrine system (e.g., hormones) and your long-term health. Endocrine disruptors are extremely risky for pregnant women and can cause damage […]

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Fabulous Finds for Your Skin

 Yes, I Dew! I’m lucky. People send me interesting products to taste, sip, apply and try. Many don’t quite past muster, but when they do, I enjoy sharing them. Since I just wrote about thick skin, this one seemed kind of appropriate. I may have thick skin, but it’s also super sensitive when it comes to scrubs and other exfoliants. I want to keep my skin smooth, but most scrubs are just too abrasive! That’s why I like the Dew Puff Original Konjac Sponge -a 100% natural konjac root plant fiber sponge. Konjac root is known as “elephant yam” in Japanese. Just add […]

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Why Thick Skin Matters at Any Age

Thick Skin. Thin Body. Here’s my healthy top for the week: Maintain a thin body and thick skin. The former will help reduce your risk for several major illnesses including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and stroke, diabetes, back and hip problems and certain cancers (just to name a few examples). The latter will protect you against mental erosion and self- esteem sabotage. Thick skin will protect you against ageism, sexism and all sorts of discrimination you may face in life. It will keep you centered when doors slam in your face and you face a thousand “No’s” before finally hearing “Yes.” It will […]

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Fearless Fabulous Women- Tae Yun Kim- Martial Arts Master

A Martial Arts Master Conquers Her Past and Builds a Future Imagine if you were a very young girl and your family told you were “worthless,” “a bad omen,” and basically unwanted. Imagine they just abandoned you. Imagine being under siege in a war and watching a friend die next to you. Then your beloved brother commits suicide. You know the saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” Well, read further…. Tae Yun Kim is a martial arts master and entrepreneur.  She shares her inspirational story and motivation in “Seven Steps to Inner Power – How to Break Through […]

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All Rise!

Sometimes it takes reaching your lowest point to rebuild the foundation to rise up and resolve what lies in front of you. Many of us have been there. You can continue to spiral downward or steer yourself to reverse the course. Seek help and build a support system. Everyone could use guidance, even the counselors and coaches who guide others. But, at the end of the day, it is up to you. I continue to be amazed and inspired by women who have turned their lives around and who are willing to share their gritty stories to help others realize […]

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