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Redefining Abundance

When I was little girl I loved to read books, and still do. Proud to have my own library card, I checked out as many books as I thought I could read. Often I would end up in tears because I couldn’t finish them all before their due date. As an adult, I’d fill my plate with food and taste every dish at culinary events, eager to try everything. As delicious the food was, the next day indigestion was not worth it. Eager to prove myself, I took on every project I could, only to find myself frantically trying to […]

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Three Simple Words for the New Year: Mindful, Purpose, Passion

Three words to live by to stay vibrant and young in spirit: Mindful, Passion, and Purpose. These are also three words to start your New Year with a New Attitude. Mindful is about being “in the present” and focused on the here and now rather than the “when and what for?” Passion is the spiritual and emotional energy that will help propel you. Passion can be positive energy or negative energy depending on how you channel it. Hopefully positive. Purpose is your intention. I call it you you “Why?” As in “Why” do you want to make something happen? What is your […]

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Pulling Back the Curtain on Health Care- Fearless Fabulous YOU!

Is anyone truly happy with the way today’s health care system works? What can we as empowered consumers do to be better informed- and prepared- to manage our health care, especially when a medical issue arises? On December 13th I spoke with Dr. Halee Fischer Wright, author of “Back To Balance: The Art, Science and Business of Medicine,” who pulls back the curtain on the medical business to reveal how doctors work and how we, as their clients-patients, can better communicate with them to ensure we have a more positive experience.     Here are three questions Halee says you […]

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Finding Inspiration in the Face of Challenge

Almost weekly I’m pitched stories of inspiration from women who have experienced life altering challenges. They have faced near death, disease, loss of income and security, loss of a loved one and physical and/or emotional abuse. What they all have in common is that, despite being whacked down to their knees, these women did not lose their will or spirit. They may waiver but they never give up. Here are their lessons I share with you: It’s good to walk away from something that is harmful or that no longer serves your purpose. But you cannot run away from the challenge ahead. You have to […]

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Stuff Your Bird. Not Your Body. Thanksgiving Tips

Gobble this up……. The average individual consumes 3000 calories during a Thanksgiving meal. Add wine and cocktails, and this number can top 4500, according to the Calorie Control Council. That’s more than double what our daily caloric intake should be. We all want to enjoy our holiday meal and not worry about calories. An occasional splurge is part of giving thanks with family and friends. But, there are ways to incorporate moderation into the celebration and feel better the day after. 1. Eat lightly the day before with a focus on fresh vegetables and fiber. 2. Crunch it! Snack on an apple, sliced raw veggies or a handful of […]

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Why Fasting May Be Good For You- Nov 22 on Fearless Fabulous YOU!

 Josh Mittledorf, PhD. takes a scholarly approach to an inevitable age-old dilemma: aging. In Cracking the Aging Code, he explains the science of growing old and what it means for staying young. A provocative read. Dr., Mittledorf joins me to discuss Nov 22 on #FearlessFabulousYou 12 noon EST W4WN Radio – The Women 4 Women Network. A few things from his book I will discuss with Dr. Mittledorf: How aging is not simply the result of wear and tear on our bodies. Rather, our bodies are destroyed on schedule, from the inside out. It is a natural evolutionary process. Why caloric restriction is […]

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Diabetes Affects More Women That You Think

World Diabetes Day is Tuesday November 14. If you are among the one in 10 women living with diabetes. A diagnosis can be costly to your physical, emotional and financial health. Here are few statistics from the  American Diabetes Association 1 in 4 Americans age 65 and older are diabetic. 2 out of every 5 women diagnosed with diabetes are of reproductive age 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older have prediabetes Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. $245 billion is the total annual costs of diagnosed diabetes (medical care and lost wages) I’m dedicating my November 15th edition […]

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Who Asked Your Opinion?

“I think you ladies are too old for us,” said the tall young man with the half-mast eyes as we headed into the Nashville honky tonk.  There were three of them and three of us standing in the short line at the bar’s entrance. We were three gal pals spending the weekend away to celebrate a milestone birthday. They were a trio of dudes probably half our age and most definitely half our mental age in terms of intelligence…and manners. I muttered under my breath, “Who asked your opinion anyway?” Inside the bar a nerdy man curled his finger at me as an […]

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Are You at Risk for Glaucoma? Tip: You Don’t Have To Be Old

According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is a disease of the eye that affects 4.5 million people globally. It is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. Fifty percent of people in developed countries are unaware they even have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute notes that  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. The groups at highest risk are:  African Americans over age 40 Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans People […]

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I Won’t Back Down. And Neither Should You

October 11 is officially “You Go Girl! Day.”  It’s a day to celebrate women of all ages for standing up and speaking out, beating the odds and staying the course, making an impact and creating opportunities. In the words of the late musician Tom Petty, “Stand your ground. Don’t back down.”  Many people are frustrated with what is happening in the world and in the U.S.A., but few take action. Words may bring awareness and start a conversation, but actions start a movement and make the difference. If you want to see change happen, start with being the change you want to see by taking […]

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