Life After Five

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 ...

4 Yoga Poses for High Heels

  Whether you are heading into a big meeting or out to dinner, a nice pair of heels can make quite an impression. They will not only give you some height, but wearing high heels makes you feel more glamorous, confident, an...

How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...


10 Life Truths for Less Stress Right Now

After feeling like I got body slammed by life last week, I dug deep and came back to some of the major truths that keep me centered and grounded. Amidst chaos, stress, and busyness it’s is easy to forget what is most impo...

Can You Reduce Your Roles by 50?

I’m usually not a fan of anything that purports “work-life balance.” My personal belief is that the correct term is “integration” rather than balance. But that’s another story. Because, in an...

750px-ny-168-svg

The Spring Versions of Uggs

Though there’s still snow on the ground in much of the country, the sun is beginning to poke out from behind the clouds, and we’re all anticipating Spring. Like many American women, I spent the winter in Uggs (and w...


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...

Deciding NOT To Have Children

  For some people deciding NOT to have children is just as important as deciding TO have children. This can be a painful decision that comes from a place of wanting kids but something about that process not aligning for th...

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 ...


On the Boston Marathon

This is supposed to be my Awe and Blah. I try to be some combination of mean and funny in my Awes and Blahs. I don’t have much of either in me today. This week went a bit differently than I’d planned. I was going to...