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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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What To Buy for An #Over40 Woman?

Us #Over40 ladies can be a tough crowd to shop for over the holidays. So here are three tips for choosing stylish gifts that bust myths we hear every day.   MYTH: “She has everything already!” REALITY: I can’t think of anyone who really has everything. This is when it’s time to find customized pieces like […]

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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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Why I Said “No” To Yoga Pants

As you know, I have a beef with yoga pants.  Sure, there are women who can rock them, but I see too many yoga pants fails on a daily basis to brave them except to yoga class– and then only with serious strategizing. My favorite alternative?? The ActiveWear Dress   The activewear dress is a […]

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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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2015 Resolution & “How Did I Get Here?”

I had quite a lofty resolution post drafted and ready to go “live” on Jan 5th.  But the universe had something else in mind for me and my resolution.  The original post cited my three-pronged strategy for losing 21 lbs in 180 days– and I’d already started executing my plan. Then, on Jan 3rd, all […]

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“I’m Good at Faking It” – On A Personal Note

Heard it again today from a new client. Women who are smart, successful, and beautiful people inside and out are shocked when their friends describe them as “strong” or “bold” or “confident.” These women feel that they’ve duped their friends–they’re unsure of themselves. They feel they’re doing a great job of FAKING IT. The GOBN […]

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Happy Camper Post-Op Tips

Nutritionist Dawn Aubrey guided me through a body boost program when I wasn’t making  progress in recovering from my hysterectomy.  Women experience many symptoms post-op, so we talked about some of the most common challenges,  causes and nutritional solutions.  Acupuncture is a very effective supplement and between the two strategies, my healing process accellerated and […]

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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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Chemo + Hysterectomy = Style Makeover?

Linda Jennings was born and raised in Austin, TX.  At the age of 64, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and her doctor suggested a radical hysterectomy along with cancer treatment.  Little did she know how it would impact her image. Here is her story.   I was diagnosed early November 2012.  Had a complete […]

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