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Attitude Adjustment

Just Because It’s Good for You Doesn’t Mean It’s Right for You

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Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailI am pitched on a range of products and protocols that are intended to be good for you. They claim to improve your health and well-being. I keep an open mind, but I always peer into the science behind the statements. I question, “How does this work for women of all ages and backgrounds and when does it not appropriate for someone?” I’ve been schooled in the “not one diet fits all” theory of healthy eating. There are general guidelines to follow: eat more plants, leaner protein, and better fats; consume less sugar and simple carbohydrates; avoid processed foods; […]

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The Joy of Solitude

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail  This is a love note to all the single ladies. I was once among you for many years. Sometimes I feel among you again. My husband travels quite a bit to drink wine in far-off locales. There are many joys of solitude that I have rediscovered when David is away. Some of them apply to the joys of solo travel as well. Here are a few: You can eat what you want and when you want. Dinner does not have to be on the table at a certain time. You can eat dessert for breakfast and breakfast for […]

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Staring at a Blank Page

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailBlank 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…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailLie 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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Never Silence a Songbird. Never Dash a Dream.

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailI 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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Don’t be Blindsided  Because You Lack Long-Term Vision

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailSometimes we’re so busy moving through life just getting the work done in front of us that we don’t see what lies ahead. Long-term vision is important to help you reach your life or career goals, but too often we’re wearing blinders. So, what happens? You can get blindsided. You wake up one day and realize time slipped away and you are further from where you hoped to be. Maybe you find your career has languished, or a relationship falters, or finances are stagnant. Whatever it is, you wonder, “can I ever get back on track?” Of course, you […]

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Why Thick Skin Matters at Any Age

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThick Skin. Thin Body. Here’s my healthy top for the week: Maintain a thin body and thick skin. The former will help reduce your risk for several major illnesses including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and stroke, diabetes, back and hip problems and certain cancers (just to name a few examples). The latter will protect you against mental erosion and self- esteem sabotage. Thick skin will protect you against ageism, sexism and all sorts of discrimination you may face in life. It will keep you centered when doors slam in your face and you face a thousand “No’s” before finally hearing “Yes.” It […]

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All Rise!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailSometimes it takes reaching your lowest point to rebuild the foundation to rise up and resolve what lies in front of you. Many of us have been there. You can continue to spiral downward or steer yourself to reverse the course. Seek help and build a support system. Everyone could use guidance, even the counselors and coaches who guide others. But, at the end of the day, it is up to you. I continue to be amazed and inspired by women who have turned their lives around and who are willing to share their gritty stories to help others […]

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Decoding Imposter Syndrome

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailI am a fraud. I am not good enough. I don’t deserve this. People will find out and think I am a phony, Does anyone really care anyway? Decoding Imposter Syndrome According to this article on the topic in Scientific American: “Impostor Syndrome is a pervasive feeling of self-doubt, insecurity, or fraudulence despite often overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  It strikes smart, successful individuals.  It often rears its head after an especially notable accomplishment, like admission to a prestigious university, public acclaim, winning an award, or earning a promotion. Impostor Syndrome doesn’t discriminate: people of every demographic suffer from feeling […]

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Why It’s Important To Speak Out

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThe only thing as disturbing as a voice that had been silenced is one that refuses to speak out.  Apathy is even worse than acrimony. Because apathy is about being indifferent versus helping to make a difference. Last week was Equal Pay Day. The date, April 10, was significant because that is the date in 2018 it would take for women’s earnings to finally catch up with what men earn. Women still make around 80 cents on the dollar to men and about $10,000 less in annual salaries. But don’t just blame the system. Too often we just let it happen by not speaking […]

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