Health and Fitness
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Safe in the Sun?

Warmer weather finally arrived (more or less) and we scramble to get outside for some sunshine and fresh air. Our pathetically low Vitamin D levels delight in the sun exposure. Our moods perk up, life becomes easier, and we emb...

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What is Your Mindset?

I’m probably way behind on the times but I’ve been reading this book called,  Mindset. The New Psychology of Success  by Carol Dweck and it’s chalk full of such interesting information about, you guessed it, our mindset...

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CGN’s 5 Must-Have Beauty Apps

This week CGN tracked down some of the top beauty apps for you. As we head into summer, make sure to download these on your phone, or tablet. Happy apping! Good Guide – Concerned about the ingredients in your next beauty, or ...


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Core Strengtheners that Really Stop Back Pain

In my last post, I rocked your world by revealing that crunches don’t help you relieve back pain. Now, after an agonizing two weeks, I’m here to appease your curiosity and give you the good news: You can get rid of ...

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5 Decisions To Make You Happier

There is always some annoying (happy) person out there who says something like, “Well, if you’re miserable, then you’re choosing to be miserable.” The same person says things like, “Why are you all...

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Deciding What to Eat With No Judgement

  I want to talk to you about food messages today. I just completed  “The Whole 30”  nutritional eating plan with a friend of mine.  A brief summary of how it works: For 30 days “we eat real food – meat, fish, e...


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Generations of Beauty

I drew in a quick breathe of delight as I looked down at my May InStyle magazine – finally they smartened up and put Isabella Rossellini back on a cover. Sanity returned to the media industry and they remembered who the true ...

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Who Defines Real Beauty?

It’s official. I’ve turned into a conspiracy theory-ed, middle-aged female who believes the entire mediated world is plotting to reverse women’s meager progress in this God Forsaken patriarchal society. Case in point R...

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Top Beauty Bargains

Last week, I wrote about Walgreen’s new approach to the beauty business in Beauty Unites. This past spring, I traveled through two states conducting training sessions for Walgreen’s Senior Beauty Advisors. To kick off each ...


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Should You Do Crunches for Back Pain Relief?

Back pain. If you’re a frequent desk jockey, like most of us these days, your back hurts more than you’d care to admit. Sitting is just brutal for the health of your back and your overall well-being, as I’ve a...