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Stop Holding It In!

Tuck it in. Suck it in. Hold it in. How many times have you heard, read or said this? Well, I say do the opposite: Let it out! I recently interviewed movement specialist Mary Derbyshire for my radio show Fearless Fabulous YOU! The focus was staying agile at any age.  Here is the link. Mary discussed how to sit, stand and move your body without overtaxing it. One thing I learned is that we tend to hunch and constrict our bodies rather than stay loose and limber. I  realized during the discussion that too many of us are too tightly wound […]

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They Get You By The Nuts

When I was a young girl, my parents would take me to the local ice cream parlor. My Dad loved hot fudge sundaes and every time he ordered one he would say, “They get you by the nuts.” What he meant was that there was always a surcharge for adding nuts to his sundae. I think of my Dad every time I eat an energy bar. I think they get you by the nuts.   Remember the movie “Mean Girls?” The Lindsay Lohan character, Cady, suggests to Mean Girl Regina that she eat energy bars to lose weight. Regina takes Cady’s […]

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The Goddess of Gadgets & Learn About Body Kindness- Fearless Fabulous YOU!

She’s the Goddess of Gadgets Imagine inventing every day products that help simplify the lives of others, and making money doing it. That’s Lisa Ximenez, the self-described “Goddess of Gadgets. She’ll discuss her journey from inventor to successful entrepreneur including her latest product, the Bump It Off silicone hand sleeve/scrubber which is a helpful product for anyone who hates handling scummy sponges like I do.   Be Kinder to Your Body Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, believes the word “diet” should just go away. (Any word with “die” in it is a downer, right!)  Instead of denying yourself, why not give You […]

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Pay Up!

April 4th is Equal Pay Day in the USA. This date symbolizes how far into the year women have to work to earn what men earned in a previous year. Women working full time are paid 80 cents for every dollar a man makes working full time according to the Economic Policy Institute. The date changes annually. In 2016 it was April 12. The 2016 Equal Pay Day Presidential Proclamation stated that women were making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. So….Women are earning 1 cent more on the dollar this year and equalizing out seven days early. […]

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Let’s Get Real About “Fake”

“Fake” is a prevalent four letter F-word in our vernacular these days. A few examples: We have accusations of “fake news.” Entrepreneurs talk about “fake it til you make it” to succeed. Scammers create fake Facebook profiles to recruit “fake friends.” There are fake claims by products delivering skewed marketing. There are fake foods posing as nutritional. There are fake celebrities on social media. And there are fake statistics feeding the fake news as indicated by this article in Forbes magazine. “Fake” seems to be a new reality these days.  The Urban Dictionary has many uses for the word.  Fake can mean everything […]

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Who Let the Dogs In?

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I am passionate about animal rescue. I have adopted two rescued Maltese pups and would welcome more if my lifestyle allowed it. That’s why a national news story this week about Turkey Dogs  captured my attention:  CNN.com (How Instanbul’s Street Dogs Ended Up in America   Animal rescue organizations are helping to bring abandoned Golden Retriever dogs from Turkey to the USA to find Forever Homes. Once considered a status symbol among the Turkish elite, hundreds of purebred Golden Labs have been dumped into the streets to fend for themselves, often with horrendous consequences. This happens when people need to make decisions […]

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Are You A Clutter Collector?- Fearless Fabulous YOU!

The average American home has 300,000 items, many of which end up collecting dust in a spare room or garage. Author Eve Schaub documents her 12 month effort with her family to clean out her home and its stuffed to the rafters “Hell Room” in her book, “Year of No Clutter.” Eve discusses the emotional reasons why people collect things and hesitate to toss or donate them when no longer used or needed. She explains the differences between a “pack rat” and “hoarder” and offers de-cluttering tips.     Listen here Buy Eve’s book on Amazon. Click image:     […]

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No! Pelvic Pain Is Not “Part of Being a Woman”

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition of the uterus that affects one in 10 women. However, many women may not recognize the symptoms or seek help. A recent survey by HealthyWomen, a leading independent health resource, reports that less than a one-third of women correctly recognized the painful symptoms of endometriosis which includes pelvic pain and pain with intercourse, among other symptoms. Nearly half the women who responded to the survey who identified themselves as being diagnosed with endometriosis said they were told by their healthcare professionals that their pain was simply “part of being a woman.” […]

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The Best Affordable Health Care- But, Here’s the Catch

Many of us have faced the highs and lows of securing affordable health insurance. It’s especially hard for self-employed freelancers and other independent contractors.  We are now on our third health insurance plan after our two former insurers were no longer available to us on the New York Health Exchange which is our best option for “affordable” health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Now the ACA is changing, and we are waiting to see how our coverage and costs will be impacted. But, I have news for you: I finally found a good health insurance plan with a low annual […]

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The Power of the Pocketbook

Almost every woman I know carries a pocketbook or purse. It could be a designer bag, a clutch, a leather tote or cloth sac. It could be filled with a wallet of credit cards, a wad of cash or an envelope of “mad money.” What’s more important than the style of the bag or its contents is its impact. As a follow up to the International Women’s Marches held January 21st, this Wednesday, March 8th, is officially “International Women’s Day.”  It has also been designated as “A Day Without a Woman.”  Women around the globe are being called on to […]

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