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Menopause Should Not Mean Pushing the Pause Button on Pleasurable Sex

According to a national study on sex conducted by Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion “Many older adults continue to have active pleasurable sex lives, reporting a range of different behaviors and partner types.” The same study reported that 46 percent of men and 33 percent of women over 70 report that they masturbate, and 43 percent of men and 22 percent of women in the same age bracket say they engage in sexual intercourse. You may be reading this and either nodding your head in agreement or shaking it in disbelief, especially if you are experiencing symptoms of menopause. […]

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Lessons in SHEconomics- Why Supporting Women in Business Matters

In college I studied economics as part of my major, and I hated it! I just couldn’t wrap my head around discussing business calculations using the term “widgets.” I’d tell my professor, “Let’s speak a language I can relate to, like shoes instead of widgets.” In 1989, without having taken a single business course, I launched and ran a very successful public relations agency for over 20 years. I tell people my business education came from Street Smarts and the School of Hard Knocks. You find your niche and do it well and promote like crazy. You do something right; you learn to […]

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New Cookbook Offers Meals To Heal and Help Cancer Patients

One of the toughest challenges for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer was enjoying food. Here I was a well connected professional food and wine consultant with a welcome seat at all the great restaurants in New York City, and food no longer appealed to me. It wasn’t that I stopped liking food. It’s just that while I was undergoing chemotherapy treatment the smells, sight and taste of many foods  were off putting. I simply either had no appetite or was fearful of become nauseous from eating anything. Constipation from medication was a constant, and that only added to […]

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar

I’m always game for a fresh slice of layer cake or fresh fruit pie. And I want to support my friends who are pastry chefs by tasting their dishes. I try and leave a little room for dessert when I dine out. But like many of us, I’m trying to reduce my sugar intake. And for good reason. Sugar is linked to a number of health issues. These include: Obesity. This in itself can lead to a litany of health issues from cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and stroke to Type 2 diabetes. Increased triglyceride levels, which may increase your risk […]

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Learn To Clear Your Love Hurdles

Some people have love handles. Others have love hurdles. Love hurdles are the skips and starts, highs and lows we need to clear for a happier love life. It starts with loving yourself and projecting that love. Self love is not easy for some women. Many of us are loving to others but self-doubting or even self-loathing about who we are. We peer into mirrors and tear apart our appearances. We apologize unnecessarily. We compare our lives to others and worry about not keeping up, fitting in or being accepted.  Lives that appear perfect are not. Flawless appearances are carefully […]

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She Makes Soup with Soul- Elina Fuhrman- Fearless Fabulous Women

The healing power of soup can never be underestimated. A warm bowl of chicken soup will ease a cold. A mug of nourishing bone broth may be the only thing a cancer patient in treatment can tolerate. A cup of tomato soup with a toasty sandwich brings back happy childhood memories. A simmering pot of vegetable soup laced with herbs and spices warms a kitchen and a few hearts around the table. And that’s just the warm soup! Then there’s the zing of a tangy gazpacho on a summer afternoon, the silkiness of chilled Spring pea soup and my memories watching my soup loving father’s […]

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Nutritional Supplements: Hope? Hype? Help?

The word “wellness” may end up as the Word of the Year in 2016. The self- improvement industry is a $10 billion juggernaut, from books to products to services to make you look, feel and act better. Chefs have jumped on the bandwagon; so have many film and TV celebrities who are now “lifestyle and wellness experts.” I am the recipient of numerous pitches on how to improve your life, and I write about health and wellness regularly. It’s a topic that has been of primary importance to me all my life but even more so now as both a cancer […]

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The Ultimate List of 10 Things To Do Now

When my father passed away from cancer in 2009, I remember one of the most frustrating things my mother and I dealt with was getting access to his various accounts and unlocking his mobile phone. We didn’t know the passwords. I have forgotten passwords to numerous accounts. I reset one, carefully file it away and then forget where the file is on my computer. It happens all the time, and I’m still sound of mind. Imagine 20-30 years from now! It’s more than just passwords that you should share with someone you trust. If you become incapacitated at any age, […]

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On Fearless Fabulous You! Feb 29- Tips for Caring for Your Aging Parent

While my usual topics are about you aging gracefully, this one will be about gracefully caring for an elderly loved one. David and I both have mothers in their 80s. We’ve discussed this between us: Who will care for our mothers? David has 2 brothers to share the responsibility. I am an only child. We both live miles away from our mothers. In a medical emergency who locally “on the ground” can assist and, in some cases, be a health care proxy until we arrive? What do we need to consider if she falls or becomes injured or ill and is […]

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Timeless Accessories To Wear at Any Age

I have closets filled with beautiful clothes, shelves lined with designer handbags, racks of shoes and a safe filled with fine jewelry. They’ve been slowly acquired over the years, purchased by me or gifted from my parents or friends. I’m a lucky, well-dressed woman….except when I’m wearing the wrong accessories. I’m not talking about a heavy purse or too tight shoes. I’m talking about emotional baggage and feathers of self-doubt that dull your sparkle and cramp your style. A brilliant “Huffington Post” article has been circulating among my friends called “What Not To Wear After 50.” by Michelle Combs (www.RubberShoesinHell.com). Some of my favorite tips on what not to wear include: […]

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