Women in The World

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The seventh annual Women In The World Summit just concluded three days of amazing women sharing incredible stories of life for women around the world – good, bad, and often devastating.  Organized and hosted by Tina Brown in association with The New York Times, the summit featured journalists, activists, artists, and “feminist firebrands”... Read More...

Color Me Happy

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Adult coloring books are the rage this year making the best-seller lists and tempting browsers at the Barnes & Noble check-out counter.  Art therapy has often been used as a stress-reliever for both children and adults.  Now, stressed out adults, especially women, may soon give up their knitting or Farmville in favor of coloring.  The new... Read More...

Lots of Candles and Wisdom

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It helps to know you’re not alone.  Not that I’m a fan of the “Misery Loves Company” tribe, I just like to know I’m not the only crazy at the asylum. Anna Quindlen, who celebrated her 62nd birthday this July, shares her life progression in her book Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.  Section topics cover “stuff,”  marriage,... Read More...

Better with Age

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WebMD.com posted a piece entitled “50 is the New 40.”  The fact is, we’re all much younger in body, mind and spirit than our parents’ generation….by at least ten years, maybe more.

Their tips for healthy aging apply to all of us – regardless of our decade.  None of these are new or surprising but all are... Read More...

Young Girl Stands Up to Terrorists

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July 14th is international Malala Day and Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 17th birthday by meeting with the president of Nigeria to urge government action  to bring back the 250 young girls kidnapped by terrorists this April.  Malala is the young student from Pakistan who, in 2012, at the age of 15, was shot in the head for attending school.

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What’s Your Mission?

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The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article entitled “Why You Need to Find a Mission.”  Rush Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago has been conducting research...

Brain Health Needs A Healthy Lifestyle

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At a certain age, memory seems to start slip-sliding away as dates, names, even words often go missing.  My excuse always is that I have too much information clogging my brain waves and, like my...

Wills, Probate, Taxes & Estate Planning

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You know the old Mark Twain saying, “There are only two things you can depend on, death and taxes.”  Even more dependable are the death taxes your estate is subject to.  If you haven’t...

Gal Pals Are Good Medicine

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CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a segment on the health benefits of friendship.  We always knew our friends made us stronger but now there’s scientific proof.  The University of Virginia...

Five Foods To Reduce Wrinkles

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I’ve always admired friends with that porcelain complexion typically reserved for romantic sculptures.

Even as a teenager, my skin had begun to disintegrate – oily and marked with...

Lots of Candles and Wisdom

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It helps to know you’re not alone.  Not that I’m a fan of the “Misery Loves Company” tribe, I just like to know I’m not the only crazy at the asylum. Anna Quindlen, who...