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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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How To Look Like A Rock Star #Over40

My two favorite passions: Fashion and music.  Especially rolled into one. To my absolute delight, the Grammy Museum in L.A. mixes them like DJ Mia Moretti, and I got a big taste of it a couple of weeks ago.  The famous outfits and statement pieces are just as memorable as the songs themselves thanks mostly to mass […]

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Time To Hit The Reset Button? This Retreat’s For You!

My friend Natalie at Reset Retreat and I were talking about the power of “resetting” your life.  This quote from her web site really struck me: “Our program has been developed to include a personality assessment and daily life coaching sessions to deepen your relationship with yourself. Understanding your natural tendencies and patterns will allow […]

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Look– I’m Running On Clouds!

I may be #Over40, but my knees and feet are #Over70.  Years of high heels, running on pavement and jumping up and down at concerts = daily joint and foot pain.  Sad, but inevitable for this former athlete. After two “misses” with running shoe choices (I won’t name brands), it seems I finally have a […]

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Texas Girl Packs for NYC Heat

I could just say “pack black” and be done with this whole post. But that just wouldn’t be my style, literally and figuratively. I own one casual black dress and one black cocktail dress and reserve them for cool weather nights.  Black isn’t my daytime neutral, and it absorbs the Texas heat like an egg […]

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“Botched” Taught Me 3 Life Lessons

“How can you watch this stuff?  Ewwww!” My husband’s reaction every time he walks through the living room and I’m watching “Botched” on E! with Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif digging into breast tissue or crawling up nasal cavities. He’s right.  The horrors that people with botched cosmetic surgery and procedures face can be […]

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A Sad Story About Stretch Marks

I’ve had stretch marks on my legs since a growth spurt in my early teens. Many of us have them from puberty, child birth, weight gain, body building, etc. They are stubborn, and a constant reminder of body changes through the years. Worse, they can scare you away from wearing shorts, swimsuits, and lingerie. I […]

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Austin Woman Mag Says YES to Style Program

What is my Signature Style Program all about? Austin Woman Magazine Publisher Melinda Garvey shares her experience on developing her signature style in the April 2015 issue.  Read about the process, the benefits, and the emotional effects of letting go of what’s not working and nurturing your own unique style. Your closet isn’t the only thing […]

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What NOT To Wear To Work

“We see too many women coming to work wearing inappropriate things.” I’ve heard this multiple times from female professionals and HR managers in a variety of industries. Part of the problem is the advice fashion magazines, designers, retailers and bloggers publish claiming non-traditional styles to be the “new office attire” in an effort to be […]

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