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Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Women

I can’t believe the 2nd Annual SheSpark Holiday Gift Guide, featuring the best holiday gift ideas for women over 40, is LIVE.  The 2015 guide was the very first issue of SheSpark that was met with such positive feedback that Audrey Stefanik and I decided to start a monthly digital magazine. The birth of SheSpark! READ IT […]

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Creating An Over 40 Signature Style

We’ve all said it: “I wish my style were like [fill in the blank].”  Common names that my clients fill in are Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington (more specifically her character Olivia Pope from Scandal), and Meryl Streep.  So what is it about these women and other over 40 style muses that we want to emulate? […]

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Strong Is The New Sexy – SheSpark

The June issue of SheSpark is HOT!  A new perception of beautiful is gaining momentum, and it has nothing to do with waif-like body types or heroin chic.  “Strong Is The New Sexy” these days, and our tribe certainly personifies strong in every way. Top health and fitness guru Jenna Wolfe talks to us about her new […]

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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 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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Minimalist Fashion: Mother’s Little Helper

Are you overly stressed at work? Is decision-making a burden? Do you crave tranquility? Before you grab your pill box, try minimalist fashion as the antidote. A term for architecture stripped down to its essential quality and simplicity, minimalism can be a tool for getting “centered” in mind and spirit. Here are a few tips […]

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Does Blake Lively REALLY Style Herself?

Fox News Magazine asked me to comment on Blake Lively, who claims she is “self” styled. Her definition of “self” styled is a bit different than mine (as you will read in this entertaining yet informative article by Stephanie Nolasco).  No matter what, this lady knows how to work it on and off the red […]

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Lingerie Tips for Inverted Triangles

Are your legs your best feature? Do you buy a size or two higher in tops than you do in pants? Do you run away from tops and jackets with shoulder pads? You’re probably an inverted triangle body type. Here are some tips for buying lingerie that will create a flattering and sexy look for […]

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Anger to Acceptance: A Hysterectomy Story

Kim Childress (45) lives in Lansing, Michigan and is a children’s book editor. With a cocktail of uterine problems plaguing her since age 22, she underwent not one, but two surgeries.   Being a close college friend, Kim contacted me when the decision to get a hysterectomy was upon her.  It was a very emotional conversation, […]

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