Being in the present. As a tax and financial planning professional, I know planning makes a difference. I can help clients save money much more easily before the end of the year. After that, it’s more about damage control. With a continual forward focus, it is sometimes difficult to step out of that perspective in… Read More Looking Ahead
Have you ever been in a bad mood? Of course you have – we all have. It’s easy to let the junk of life foul up our thought process. A little something I’ve learned over time: we may not always be able to control our circumstances, but we can control how we react to them.… Read More Choose Happiness
FierceCon 2018 – what a great experience! Two weeks ago Andy and I hopped in the car and drove to Redondo Beach for the second meet-up of the women of the Forever Fierce Revolution. Our 4 1/2-hour drive stretched into 7 1/2 non-stop hours, thanks to Friday rush-hour traffic. I wanted to arrive early enough… Read More My FierceCon 2018 Recap and Why You Need to Go Next Year
I’ve tried a lot of skin care products and regimens over the years. My first formal skin care routine came courtesy of my mom when she became a distributor for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Through Mom and Mary Kay I learned the importance of a multi-step skin care routine while I was in junior high. The… Read More My Skin Care Routine
Let’s talk about sex. More specifically, let’s talk about sex after menopause. I’m still scratching my head wondering what the heck happened. Things were going great all through the pre-menopausal issues. Hot flashes? Check. I had them. Night sweats? A few, but I could probably count them on one hand. Sex? Absolutely! No problem there. … Read More Let’s Talk About Sex
Every American knows July 4th is special – it is known as Independence Day in the United States, and marks the anniversary of the day our forefathers declared independence from King George of England. Not many Americans are familiar with the birthday of another document, although I’d argue it is every bit as important if… Read More We the People – Happy Birthday to the Constitution of the United States of America
What I’ve Been Up To A few weeks ago (six, actually) I started the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) workout. The BBG workout is a twelve-week fitness program designed to get you, well, bikini ready. If not bikini-ready, how about going for simply being in better shape? Yes, please. Kayla Itsines (it-seen’-ez) is the hugely popular… Read More A Fitness Update
How’s your posture? As you read this, are you sitting up straight? I’ll bet you are now! As soon as someone mentions it I find myself adjusting my posture. We all do it. The longer the period of time we sit, the easier it is to slump lower and lower as we read a book,… Read More How’s Your Posture?
Andy gets the credit for today’s salsa recipe. About five years ago his doctor discovered his cholesterol was high and prescribed some kind of pill to lower it. Andy being Andy, he didn’t want to start down that path so he asked the doctor about his options. He was told he could change his diet,… Read More La Salsa de Bieneverde (Greenwell’s Salsa)
Indulgence? Growing up (and well into young adulthood), pampering myself seemed like such a frivolous indulgence. As I got older, it was less about frivolity and more about impossibility. As the mom of two busy girls the closest I came to pampering myself was shaving my legs. Once I became an empty-nester I thought there would… Read More Pampering – Self-Indulgence or Self-Love?