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Five Hurdles To Scale To Take Your Leap of Faith

Many of us have a great idea or a new solution to an everyday challenge lingering in the back of our minds but don’t act on it. Having a good idea is great. Acting on it is even better. It takes a leap of faith combined with plenty of legwork. The reason many us don’t move forward is not because of roadblocks that stand in your way. Often it is the emotional barriers we create. Here are five mental hurdles you may have and how to scale them to make your leap: 1. I don’t have the time. If not now, when? If you can make time […]

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Meet Fearless Fabulous Rebecca Katz, MS

When I was undergoing breast cancer treatment in 2010 a friend gave me a copy of Rebecca Katz‘s award winning book, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen. It remains one of my favorite books to refer to for healthy cooking and nurturing, nourishing recipes.  Rebecca’s newest book is The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity.  Her co-author, as with four of her books, is the award winning science, health and sports writer, Mat Edelson (The Cancer- Fighting Kitchen, The Longevity Kitchen, One Bite at a Time and The Healthy Mind Cookbook. Rebecca joins me on Fearless Fabulous You! March 9th, 9pm ET/6pm […]

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Don’t Flurry! Be Happy!

I used to say that when it was snowing the “the angels were brushing their hair.”  This year, the angels have really let their hair down, giving much of the country a cold shoulder. If hell actually froze over it may have been this winter. Like many living in the icy parts of the country I had my cold snap this past week. In my winter meltdown I wailed to my husband….and to the snow angels, “I’ve had enough! As God is my witness, I want to go home to Tara!”  In reality, my “Tara” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, received a […]

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Fearless Fabulous Tips To Start Dating Again

Are you getting over a breakup or about to break off a relationship? Are you newly single and a little timid about re-entering the dating scene? Let’s face it….many of have been down that road. We may end up taking different directions, but we can all agree that it is not an easy journey! On the March 2nd edition of Fearless Fabulous You! relationship expert, Susan J. Elliott, JD, M.Ed., will help you learn to jump back into the dating saddle again with confidence. As with anything, re-entering the dating scene is a process. Susan’s new book, Getting Back Out There: Secrets […]

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Digesting The New Veganomic Guidelines

I’ve always liked a good egg, especially a perfectly executed fluffy omelet or eggs with my southern biscuits. But like many Americans, I am concerned about my cholesterol. So for years I’ve limited my consumption of eggs since we were told by the Nutrition gods that eggs were bad for your cholesterol. The gods got it wrong. After receiving a life sentence for being an accomplice to the “silent killer” (a.k.a. high cholesterol) leading to more heart attacks and strokes, eggs have been pardoned. So has shellfish. The folks over at Red Lobster must be celebrating. I’m ready to boil up some shrimp […]

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Fearless Fabulous Women Feb 23

There’s been several news stories recently about the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The bottom line: Nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population needs to eat more vegetables and we all eat too much sugar. A few foods that many of us were shying away from for health reasons received a cleaner bill of health: eggs and shellfish in the cholesterol category and coffee (without the cream and sugar) if consumed in moderation.

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A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind

Nora Ephron wrote a hilarious book on the trials of aging called “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” If I wrote a book on aging it would be entitled, “A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind.”  Aging is inevitable; the only way to stop aging is to stop living. That’s not a great option. You can slow down the clock with a better diet, exercise, sleep and stress management and- hopefully-great genes. But you can’t stop the clock unless you stop ticking altogether. As a wine and food professional, I’ve grappled with balancing the pleasures I enjoy imbibing with the practical […]

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Fearless Fabulous Women Feb 16 Spotlight

The news that Sports Illustrated ‘s annual swimsuit issue includes a plus-size model, Ashley Graham, brought to the forefront the conversation about body image and body acceptance. If you truly love your body as it is you are one lucky person because studies show that over 80% of girls and women dislike their body in some way. Dr. Felicia Clark is a plus size cover model and body acceptance coach who hosts workshops and online courses to help girls, college students and women develop a positive body image. Formerly with Ford Models, Inc., Dr. Clark has appeared in multiple national media outlets modeling clothing […]

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The Greatest Love of All

Sometimes Valentine’s Day makes me see red. There is so much emphasis on loving couples toasting each other with loving cups of fine wine and sharing platefuls of delicious food. Expectations are as high as the romance meter, not to mention prices at restaurants for those coveted two top tables. One NYC restaurant is charging $1000 per couple for a “gourmand experience.” It’s all fine if you want to buy into it…and if you are a couple. But many of you are single and fabulous. There should be no shame or sadness in being single, either by choice or by […]

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Be Supermarket Savvy and Pack a Power Pantry: Fearless Fabulous You! On-Air Feb 9

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once said, “Dis-Moi Ce Que Tu Manges, Je Te Dirai Ce Que Tu Es.” (Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are.”) Sadly if most people living in the U.S. were defined literally by what they eat we’d have a lot of genetically modified, artificially produced adults and a bundles of sugar babies. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer five and a half years ago I took a hard look at what I was putting into my body, especially when it was no longer receiving infusions of chemo cocktails every few weeks. […]

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