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Friday, Jul 18th 2014
"What is that mixture you are putting on my face?" I asked my aesthetician D as she slathered on a smooth mask during my facial.
"It's a papaya and yogurt mask," said D. "The healing enzymes in papaya help exfoliate the dead skin and the yogurt is soothing—a good antiaging remedy."
Tuesday, Jul 15th 2014
In a recent post, I suggested things that might be able to keep you at a good, healthy weight. In case you're wondering if they were just a figment of my imagination, I'm here to tell you the answer.
No, they're not.
There are good, legit reasons they work.
Friday, Jul 11th 2014
Do you constantly add more clothes to your already full suitcase when you travel? Do you add an extra pair of jeans because you fear that one pair just might get soiled while on the plane? Do you bring three pairs of shoes when two will do?
Tuesday, Jul 08th 2014
There are some of us who are of the "salty and savory" variety. Their go-to snacks include just about anything with the word "chip" in it. They can't stand anything sweet (like dried cranberries) in their mixed salads but instead like to pile on the bacon bits. And when it comes to dessert, they'd rather eat some mixed (salty) nuts or cheese plate than a cookie.
Monday, Jul 07th 2014
For many, midlife can be a liberating time—a time that ushers in newfound confidence and freedom; a time when what we say and feel are unbound by the limitations of our egos, doubts and insecurities. Rather than face midlife as a crisis, look at it as an opportunity to embrace growth and positive change and learn new things.
Thursday, Jul 03rd 2014
Now that I'm embarking on year two of reimagining my life after a 30-plus-year corporate career, I realize that it's time to retire the art of perfection. (Am I ready? Is this the most challenging task I have ever tried to achieve? Yes, yes and yes.)
Tuesday, Jul 01st 2014
"How do you stay so thin?" I overheard one woman ask another at the gym today.
The thin woman shrugged. "I dunno," she said. "I just … do."
Well, she might not have been able to put her winning strategy into words—or maybe she had a secret she was not willing to divulge.
It might have been easier if the other woman had asked, "What things don't you do so you can stay skinny?"
Monday, Jun 30th 2014
"There is an area of interest on your last mammogram that warrants a closer follow-up," said the note I received from the imaging center. "A surgical consultation was advised. We recommend you have your next imaging study in June."
Tuesday, Jun 24th 2014
Did you ever go to bed with nary a mark on your skin and wake up scratching madly at the red welts that seemingly appeared out of nowhere?
Friday, Jun 20th 2014
I've worn eyeglasses for the past 30+ years and always consider my eyewear to be one of my most important accessories. First, because eyeglasses are worn on the face, and second, because I have to wear this accessory every single day–or I cannot see.