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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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Feb 2 on Fearless Fabulous You! Jocelyn Greenky & Dr. Carla Marie Greco

Want to learn some tips from a top lifestyle branding expert on how to polish and present your best professional you? Joining me February 2 on Fearless Fabulous You! to hear from branding pro, Jocelyn Greenky. Jocelyn Greenky, author of The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know, is a lifestyle  and media consultant, advice columnist, high-school mentor and a highly sought-after national public speaker. She has enjoyed a successful 25-plus-year career as an entrepreneur and senior executive at companies such as Philip Morris, Wenner Media, Hachette Filipacchi. She is a co-founder of the international […]

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Before You Say “I Do” Consider These “Don’ts”

Why are some women more comfortable discussing love, intimacy, diets and stomach bloating but not finances with their spouses? I admit to being one of those women for many years. I think much of it was due to my upbringing where discussing money was not appropriate; neither were religion or politics. Both of my parents worked full time earning decent incomes, but their approach to spending and saving money was not in sync, and I remember as a child listening to their fights over money. Perhaps that’s why I clammed up over money talk with my intended husband. I am […]

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Citi’s Linda Descano, CFA® on Fearless Fabulous You! Jan 26

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg may have redefined “Leaning In” in her best selling book but my guest January 26 on Fearless Fabulous You! defines the concept of “Lifting Up,”  as in mentoring, community service and using her expertise to engage and enlighten women about finance, careers, self-sufficiency and philanthropy, Linda Descano, CFA®, is Managing Director and Head of Content and Social at Citi, responsible for social media and content marketing efforts for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank. Over her 20 years at Citi, Linda has held a number of roles across different businesses and functions. She joined Citi predecessor Salomon Inc. in […]

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Getting Things Off My Chest: I Have A Voice

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Martin Luther King (1929-1968) Theologian/Activist Growing up, children were taught to “be seen and not heard.” It was a matter of being polite around adults. But it is also important to teach children to speak out, especially women and, especially, if they are facing an injustice. Among my few  regrets in life are the times when I didn’t speak up, negotiate harder on a contract  or present myself with my full voice of confidence. Odds were the outcomes did not work in my favor. Often we don’t speak out because we fear repercussions. […]

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