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Love, Loss & Pets on Fearless Fabulous You! Nov. 17

One of the most heart wrenching experiences in my life was saying good-bye to my beloved Maltese dog, Chance in 2012. Adopted from a shelter 14 years earlier, he was feeble, blind and suffering from a cancerous tumor pressing into his brain. I agonized over my decision to euthanize him and then drowned my sorrows with my husband David in wine. I share my story of learning to let go of Chance in my new book, Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms! Recently several Facebook friends have posted photos announcing the loss of their pets. Grieving […]

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The Seven Year Switch-Marriage on the Menu

Marriage is a lot like food. You have to nourish it with fresh, wholesome goodness, trim off the stale parts, toss out anything going rancid and unpleasant, add a loving dose of sugar and, of course, sass it up with spice. I’ve been married just over seven years to a wonderful husband, David Ransom. I never worry about the infamous “Seven Year Itch.” David is loyal and protective like a dog. In fact my real dog, Sazerac, is quite jealous of him. But, we are going through the Seven Year Switch.  You know how in some marriages spouses end up sleeping in separate […]

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Diabetes Prevention Starts with Healthy Eating

November is Diabetes Awareness Month Today over 156 million adults and children have diabetes or are pre diabetic. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes (as well as heart disease, stroke and a number of cancers). My guests November 10 on Fearless Fabulous You! both address the topic of healthy eating to manage your weight. Linda Gassenheimer is a best-selling cookbook author who has written three new books: diabetes:  No-Fuss Diabetes Desserts, Simply Smoothies: Fresh & Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks & Complete Meals, Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table. Linda and I will discuss the myths and realities of […]

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The Sins & Virtues of Self Esteem

I talk frequently on the topic of “turning stumbling blocks into building blocks.” I have become a master re-builder of taking the debris life throws in your way and creating something new and worthwhile. People ask me for my insights, and I’ve managed to turn them into a second book coming out next week, Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms. One of my first lessons- learned when I was quite young  – was the importance of having strong self-esteem and valuing your self worth. Whatever happens in life, these need to be a firm foundation for believing […]

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Inspiring Women on Fearless Fabulous YOU!

Each week I interview inspiring women and experts in health and wellness on my Monday night radio show, Fearless Fabulous You! on W4WN- the Women 4 Women Network. W4WN.com Usually I file show information on this website under my “Radio Show” link but starting this week I want to bring my fabulous guests front and center as an addition to this blog to share their stories. Here are my guests for Monday November 3: Regina Ragone, Food Director, Family Circle Magazine.–Teaching Families the Importance of Smart Nutrition and Healthy Cooking Regina Ragone MS, RDN, is Food Director of Family Circle magazine, where she […]

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Rethinking Pink

Unless you are living under a rock, albeit painted pink, you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Social media sites are awash in pink photos. Everyone from N.F.L. football players to everyday moms are donning pink sneakers and stepping out to raise awareness and funds for numerous causes. Pink parties with pink cupcakes and punch and balloons and branded pink gifts are being hosted coast to coast. And pink is showing up on Delta airplanes, Minnesota National Guard army tanks, scooters and drill bits. Men don pink tutus for videos and pink ties for more conservative appearances. Women wear […]

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Feathers Ruffled. Fur Flies.

Feathers were ruffled and fur flew when the fate of the dogs owned by two women who contracted the Ebola virus was brought to public attention.  In Spain, Excaliber, the dog who belonged to a health care worker who contracted the virus was euthanized despite protests by animal lovers who started a Twitter campaign #salvomosaexcaliber.  U.S. officials were a bit more humane; they quarantined Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to Dallas health care worker, Nina Pham. Animal rights activist and Animal Fair Founder and Publisher, Wendy Diamond drew both positive and negative comments for speaking out against euthanization stating […]

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Living Life-and Death-On Your terms

I write and talk frequently about how to live life on your terms- how to make the most of the days you have and enjoy what you do with purpose and passion. But have you ever thought about the right to die on your terms? I’m not talking about accidental deaths or wrongful deaths. I am referring to rightful deaths- the right to die on your terms if you face a truly life-threatening, life ending disease. Most of us thankfully don’t need to think about it, but if you had the option, how would you choose and would you make […]

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I Touch Myself

I asked my husband, David, to touch his crotch this morning. He gave me a strange look and shook his head, “No.” But maybe if he reads this post he will reconsider, along with other men. (We know you probably touch your privates in private anyway!) #FeelingNuts is an initiative to promote Testicular Cancer Awareness by encouraging men to examine their privates for any irregularities. Much like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which raised both awareness and millions of dollars to help support research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), #FeelingNuts is about bringing awareness to and opening the conversation […]

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Fearless Fabulous You Radio Show Debuts Sept 29

Join me on the air starting September 29, for “Fearless Fabulous You!”- my new radio show. Settle in with a glass or mug of your favorite libation for your personal “Empower Hour” with insights and advice on how to live life on your terms. My guests will include women with inspirational stories of reinvention, achievement and purpose, and I will feature experts in health, nutrition, fitness, books, business, and more. Fearless Fabulous You! airs live on Mondays, 9 -10 p.m. EST./ 6-7 p.m. PST. on W4WN Radio – The Women 4 Women Radio Network, presented by Talk 4 Media and Talk 4 Radio, the number […]

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