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A Chronic Illness Should Not Derail Your Sex Life.

For 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 ways […]

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

Given 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 tummy. […]

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

Despite 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 and […]

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New Developments in Breast Reconstruction

I 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 cancer […]

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What’s In Your Glass?

Here’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 90% […]

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