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Their Lifestyles Became Their Brands: Dec 8 on Fearless Fabulous You!

My December 8th show features two women who are lifestyle brand ambassadors for their specific way of living, both through their image and products.  They have each built successful businesses loving what they do, living how they want and sharing it with others.  I’m going to ask them to share with you the secrets to their success. My first guest lives on a farm in the Santa Monica Mountains outside Los Angeles where she has made successful career as a professional interior designer real estate developer. Andrea Schroder has built and sold over 15 custom homes, as well as remodeled residential […]

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Starve the Fear; Feed the Goal

When she changed her thought process from “If Only” to “What If?” her world opened up. #fearlessfabulousyou Are you suffering from Iffluenza? It’s a common ailment that affects millions who wallow in hesitation and wishy-washy wishing. Common signs of Iffluenza are A) Using the words “if only” to put road blocks in front of your way.  B) Being iffy about making decisions and taking steps to pursue goals and C) Putting too many “Ifs” – conditions and stipulations – in the way of making progress. If doubt is blocking your route to the next stage of your life, maybe it’s time for […]

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Fear- Less; Face Up: Dec 1 on Fearless Fabulous You

Anxiety, Fear and Doubt…Wouldn’t it be great if these three words were replaced with, Confidence, Courage and Self-Trust when it comes to a woman’s well-being? Especially a young woman. My December 1 guests on Fearless Fabulous You! are two women who are addressing these issues in different ways to help women, especially young women, believe they are fearless and fabulous. There are more than 20 million high school and college-age girls in the U.S., each of whom has her own hopes and dreams. Today young women have more career and life choices with the right education, mentoring and a strong […]

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Making Room for The Invisible Guest

As we gather around our Thanksgiving table with family this week I’ll make a space for my invisible guest. It’s a person no longer with me on Earth but still close by in spirit. My friend, Julie, who spent one of her last Thanksgivings alive by herself with her dog, Joe. She was too proud to tell anyone she had no plans, and I was an ocean away when I called to wish her Happy Thanksgiving and discovered she was alone eating takeout in her small New York studio apartment. Her voice, silenced at 46 from cancer, still echoes in […]

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Caregivers Need to Take Care of Themselves

November is National Family Caregivers Month as well as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. My November 24th show is dedicated to the caregivers who are supporting loved ones facing a debilitating disease such as cancer. In particular, I want to address the nutritional needs for both the caregiver and the cancer patient. Too often the caregiver is so busy tending to her loved one that she neglects herself. I saw this happen to my grandmother, Rose, who sadly died from a heart attack while caring for my grandfather who had advanced prostate cancer. She completely […]

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From Fizzle to Sizzle: How To the Spark Back in Your Life

There may come a time when you realize the life or career you had may no longer be available to you. It may not continue to be in your best interest, or you just want to move in a new direction. But life never stands still enough to let you sit a spell and figure it out. Forward is your only option. You ask yourself: What direction am I headed? What’s my next step? What happens next is a combination of strategy and serendipity. You strive to make good things happen and then relax and let good things happen to you. Along […]

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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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