Collaboration, Lifestyle, Looks

Looking Ahead

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

Lifestyle, Looks

Choose Happiness

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

Lifestyle

My FierceCon 2018 Recap and Why You Need to Go Next Year

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

Lifestyle

My Skin Care Routine

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

Lifestyle

Let’s Talk About Sex

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

Lifestyle

We the People – Happy Birthday to the Constitution of the United States of America

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

Lifestyle

A Fitness Update

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

Lifestyle

How’s Your Posture?

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?

Lifestyle

Pampering – Self-Indulgence or Self-Love?

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?