Health and Fitness

The Scary Truth About Vulnerability

Take a look at these three current definitions of vulnerability: Susceptible to physical and emotional injury. Open to damage and attack. Capable of being wounded or hurt. That doesn’t make feeling vulnerable sound very appea...

Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention

I recently started traveling again for my day job – as in air travel and hotel stays. My career took me on the road for the better part of twenty years, so one might conclude I mastered the art of ‘streamlining’ my packin...

Work Off Those Leftovers with These Post-T-Day Workouts

Saturday after Thanksgiving. Are you finished with the leftovers yet? Judging by the calorie counts above, perhaps you should be. If you’re looking for a way to burn off calories after the big holiday and leftover binges,...


The Importance of Receiving

For years the message has been put out there: “The greatest gift is giving.” And with Thanksgiving tomorrow, gratitude is the central theme of all our thoughts. Giving thanks is vitally important to enjoying the moment, but...

Save Face: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart

Last week, in “Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin,” I offered four essential skincare habits for healthy skin. Those tips included: take your makeup off at night, use an eye cream, exfoliate, and wear a sunscreen....

Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. — Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel Coco Chanel’s edict speaks the truth, and any of us who skimped on sleep, indulged in too muc...


The Smart Way vs. Sick Day

It’s funny how backwards we operate sometimes. And since everyone else is working the system in reverse, it seems normal. This is the case with being sick. We get sick, and then we take medication to get better. We gain weigh...

The Beauty of Interviews

This morning as I prepare for a job interview, thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if I don’t get the job? What if I do? What color lipstick...

Is Lip Gloss a Feminist Issue?

Some women love it and others loathe it. For the former, it represents an adult candy land, a veritable potpourri of powder, paint, and perfume. For the latter, it represents a dreaded chore undertaken with gritted teeth and a ...


My High Self-Esteem is Killing My Workouts

It’s no secret that I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for most of my life. I’ve been every size from a 6 to a 20 and have spent most of my adolescence and adulthood wishing I were thinner, stronger, faster, better, pre...