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Style Tips For Powerful Personal Branding

A powerful personal brand requires more than just dressing the part.  These style tips pertain to the visual message you present to the world. I call it your Signature Style. Remember, employers, clients, even love interests are searching your name on Google to get a full picture of who you appear to be on a […]

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Beauty Editor Tips for Over 40 Skin

Last night, Audrey and I were excited to host #SheSparkChat on Twitter and our special guest Penny Kjellberg, co-founder of Simone France. You may remember the SheSpark interview with her revealing French Women’s Beauty Secrets that really help over 40 skin. New York-based celebs have consulted Penny and her team for years, so I’m thrilled that she took the time to answer […]

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SHESPARK August Issue is LIVE!

Every issue of SheSpark touches on topics that concern women over 40.  And sex appeal is no exception.  We all want to look and feel desirable to our mates, partners, dates, sometimes even strangers. What’s a middle-aged woman to do? SheSpark’s August issue offers straight talk from a starlet, a scholar, and a stripper (all […]

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Interview: An Exotic Dancer’s Lessons On Sex Appeal

As part of the interview series for SheSpark’s August issue #KeepingItHot, I talked with author and speaker Susan Bremer O’Neill.  At age 35, she left her career as a scientist and started stripping.  The experience changed her life for the better and gave her a unique perspective on sex appeal at any age.  Here is the full […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 4

As I integrated the last handful of small changes that Jenna Wolfe outlines in her “Thinner In 30” book, three things occurred to me:  I’ve accomplished more in the past month in diet and exercise than I have in the past year. I was a flabby, dehydrated mess four weeks ago. Scales lie. According to my Fitbit, […]

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Thinner In 30 Challenge: Week 3

After the major setback and rebound experienced in Week 2, I hit the ground running (literally) in Week 3 of my “Thinner In 30 Challenge” designed by fitness guru and over-40 sister Jenna Wolfe. Let me preface this post by saying I’m feeling pretty damn strong compared to three weeks ago. Here’s the update…   […]

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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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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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Menopause: Can You Cure The Curse?

The most frustrating part about not being able to treat menopause is that most doctors say: “All tests indicate you’re fine.”  “Synthetic hormones are your best option.”  “This is natural, just grin and bear it.” In The Menopause Cure, Hormonal Health, author Jill D. Davey tackles the menopause bull by the horns and debunks the myths, […]

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10 Ways To UP Your Image in 2016

Most New Year resolutions focus on goals or activities designed to make us look and feel better about ourselves. And no wonder! There are a lot of impossible standards that women (especially #over40) feel the need to conquer. But there’s no need to turn to risky procedures or money-wasting trends and gimmicks. Below are the […]

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