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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...

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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...

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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...


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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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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...

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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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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...

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You’re Already Losing Money With These Habits. End Them Today

Recently, I’ve told you about my own personal plight to change negative financial habits in my life. I changed my credit card settings, and I’m working on living smarter in a post-cash world. This last week, though,...

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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...


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Stress – What It’s Really Costing You

Wondering why your paycheck isn’t going up, your friends are avoiding you, and you keep getting sick? Stress could be the culprit. I’m not a scientist, or a doctor. But I can confidently say that I know what it’s ...