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Silenced! Well, Not Really!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditMother Nature has played a nasty trick on me. She robbed me of my voice.  Dry, frigid winter air is playing tricks on my vocal chords. The doctor calls it “asthmatic bronchitis.”  After five days, I call it a nuisance but have learned that a sense of humor is the best medicine of all. It’s tricky. I host radio shows and talk for a living. I enjoy speaking my mind. My husband must be enjoying the quiet. Thankfully, I can communicate through my writing. I’ve tried all the remedies Facebook friends have suggested. Here are a few and my thoughts: Chicken soup. Called “Jewish […]

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Don’t Toss These Out!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI am a believer in zero-waste cooking I grew up in a house where food was regularly thrown away. It drove me crazy! That’s why I recommend books like Lindsay-Jean Hard’s  Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly half of America’s food supply is wasted, around 133 billion pounds. Wasting food is a waste of money, but it also hurts the environment because food dumped into landfills produces methane gas, a big contributor to global warming. Why waste food if you can repurpose it? Canned […]

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Staring at a Blank Page

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditBlank pages: Stare at them or start writing. Tear them up or make an airplane to fly. Your choice. #fearlessfabulousyou   Happy New Year! I just turned a new chapter in the book of my life. I am still staring at a blank page wondering how I choose to fill it. The keyword is “choose.” My January 1st birthday ended in “zero.” I celebrated in a way to completely forget about my age to focus on being with friends in beautiful places, enjoying copious amounts of good wine, generous laughter and a starlit night bursting with New Year’s Eve fireworks on […]

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Want to Appear Ten Years Younger? Try This…

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditLie about your age? That’s right! If you are anywhere upwards of age fifty or older and reconsidering a new job or career, or re-entering the job market, you may need to lie about your age and your experience on your resume. That’s what I have learned after having an executive recruiter review and rewrite my resume. I was shocked! She told me to: Shave 10 years off my experience (aka “age”) Add as many computer skills as possible Add my college grade point average and remove the year I graduated Change my address to New York City Blur dates It […]

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Why The Power of the Pen Matters in the Age of Technology

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit  Opening an envelope to a hand-written card or letter is a gift in the time of texting and eblasts. #fearlessfabulousyou This time of year, digital holiday greeting cards start flooding my inbox. They begin arriving just after the barrage of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday announcements. One morning, I opened my emails and all I had were notices and offers. Most were from companies or professional coaches and consultants I did not know who wanted me to spend money or sign up for something they offered. Who are all these people and how did […]

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Flab Friday – Walking It Off

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditWhile thousands of Americans dashed for the stores as soon as doors opened to take advantage of after-Thanksgiving Black Friday Sales, I made a dash for the out-of-doors to get some fresh air and work off the remains of the feast. I called it “Flab Friday.” My goal was instant and visible reduction in the heaviness and lethargy I felt after drinking so much great wine from our cellar with my vegetarian “sides.”  David is still devouring his turkey- for- one. My Walk Away Weekend continued with brisk daily walks despite the frigid temperatures and a temporary halt on […]

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I Support WEDO2018 I Hope You Do,Too! #ChooseWomen

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI attended the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit, a day-long symposium held November 16 at the United Nations in New York City that celebrates women in business around the world and raises funds to provide micro-loans to fund women entrepreneurs in Third World countries. The event was conceived and produced by my good friend entrepreneur, Wendy Diamond. #WEDO2018. www.womenseday.org I had the chance to meet some FABULOUS women who shared their stories. Here are a few: HRH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway was the first-born in her family but, at the time, the country’s rules of succession still favored sons. […]

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Just Chew It! Digest These Tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditLet’s face it. We’re all going to over-indulge this Thanksgiving. It’s the national day of giving thanks and stuffing….your mouth. Rather than ruminate over calories, just try to adjust the quantity of what you eat and enjoy more leftovers for the weekend. Consider hosting a Thanksgiving leftovers potluck party and invite friends to bring over theirs. Or, freeze leftovers and reuse later in the winter. My husband is actually un-thawing last year’s Thanksgiving mashed potatoes and stuffing as I write this. It’s just us two this year at the table, so we are having a hybrid “Thawsgiving” combined with […]

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Never Silence a Songbird. Never Dash a Dream.

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI recently watched a movie about the Italian singer, Andrea Bocelli. There is a defining scene where an opera critic tells Bocelli he doesn’t have a voice for opera. Bocelli vows never to sing again. A friend convinces Bocelli to work with an operatic voice coach and not give up. Bocelli went on to become one of the world’s most renowned tenors. Imagine if Bocelli had just listened to that one critic.   When the actor, Sidney Poitier auditioned for a role early in his career, he was told to “stop wasting people’s time and go out and become […]

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You Don’t Need to Buy A Product to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Six charities I recommend

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditThis time of year my inbox flooded with pinked out products to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I appreciate everyone’s effort to support the cause, and I hope that every company remembers that long after October ends, breast cancer continues to impact 1 in 8 women. For anyone living with metastatic breast cancer, it’s part of your life every day. It is important to be sensitive to this amidst the pink fanfare. However, you don’t need to buy products to support the cause. Many products only donate a small percentage to the designated charity while reaping a good amount […]

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