The “Force Of Nature” Issue

SheSpark celebrates Earth Day this month – eco-friendly fashion, natural beauty & more… Click To Read

Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 1

My over-40 body holds onto weight like my son holds onto his iPad: with great tenacity. After my hysterectomy in October 2013, post-op side effects, scar tissue, and digestive issues plagued me, resulting in weight gain and muscle loss.  A previously “easy” 3-mile run resulted in UTI symptoms for days afterward, though tests always came up negative. […]

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Style Advice Your Daughter Will Follow

My mother and I didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to my fashion sense for many years— especially after my freshman year in high school.  Examples that come to mind: Sent to my room to change:  For trying to sneak out to school wearing a see-through mesh top a la Madonna. Note: This was not […]

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VIDEO: Eco-Friendly Fashion & Beauty Tips

Earth Day is on Friday, April 22nd.  But we don’t have to wait to start making small changes with big impact on Mother Earth in our style and beauty choices. Did you know that the fashion industry is the second biggest world polluter behind oil and gas? And one pair of jeans costs 2,900 gallons […]

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Las Vegas: Top Painful Packing Mistakes

I had a BLAST at the Bloggers @ Midlife Conference last weekend in Las Vegas. Meeting my SheSpark business partner Audrey and building relationships with women over 40 who will add value to the magazine as it expands. Through the years, I’ve learned (the hard way) what to pack and what to leave at home […]

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SheSpark Goes Green Over 40 Style!

The April “Force Of Nature” issue of SheSpark is dedicated to Mother Nature and how she plays into our style, beauty, and wellness decisions as over-40 women.  As we age, we support causes that reflect our values.  By purchasing eco-friendly products and supporting small business (like buying from our advertisers), we feel good as consumers […]

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Eco-Friendly Fashion: Turn Blue Jeans Into Green

As a college student in the 1980’s, I remember when Earth Day was all about recycling beer tabs, turning off water while brushing your teeth, and rolling down the car windows instead of using A/C. No one ever told me that the 10 pairs of jeans I bought cost 29,000 gallons of water to produce. […]

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The Oscars 2016 REAL Spectacle

Sure, there were dazzling dresses. And priceless jewels. And protests. And pleas. And, of course, girl scout cookies. But nothing stood out more at the Oscars 2016 than the Plain Jane Spectacles. You know the ones– they were passed around from Cheryl to Patty to Whoopi to Kate (and a handful of men). Making the rounds like a box […]

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SheSpark March Issue is LIVE – Over 40 Style, Beauty, Wellness

“Give Me A [Spring] Break!” is SheSpark’s March theme.  After the holiday ringer and new year hangover (how are those resolutions coming that we addressed in the January issue?), we need serious R&R. #Over40 women with hectic schedules may guffaw at the notion of “free time,” so we’ve accumulated a collection of blogs and products […]

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Resort Wear Trends Over 40 Women Actually Wear

Spring Break is America’s casual cousin to Europe’s resort season.  Women venture off to a new locale for much deserved R&R.  Whether it’s a sunny beach, an island cruise, or mountain ski resort, we still want to look our best with minimal effort. These three lookbooks have something for every budget. Feel free to make comments, […]

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3 “P’s” of Winter City Chic

Who vacations in NYC in January?  ME!  My honey surprised me with a birthday weekend trip (he’s the best). And what a trip it was.  We hit fancy French restaurants, visited the Jacqueline de Ribes couture dress exhibit, and strolled through Central Park as kids sledded past screaming joyfully. I’ve lived in Texas weather so long (it’s 70 […]

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