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Sheryl Kraft

Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer and breast cancer survivor, was born in Long Beach, New York. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Alan and dog Chloe, where her nest is empty of her two sons Jonathan. Sheryl writes articles and essays on breast cancer and contributes to a variety of publications and websites where she writes on general health and wellness issues. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005.

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Don't Wish for That Gift—Buy It Yourself!

Many women have some secret wishes on their holiday wish-list, often related to self-care or health pampering. Consider giving yourself one of these gifts this season.

Menopause & Aging Well

With holiday season approaching, let's talk about gifts.

In the spirit of you, I hereby advocate treating yourself and buying what you really want.

Don't misunderstand—I love a surprise as much as the next person. The mystery of what's inside the box, the allure behind the beautiful wrapping and ribbons, the happiness on the face of the gift giver.

But let's be realistic. It can get exhausting waiting and hoping for what you really want, never mind embarrassing to admit to what you really lust after. I mean, do you really expect someone else to know what would really, truly make you happy—or to justify to that person why it would make you happy?

Why wait for what you want? Go out and buy yourself that gift. You deserve it.

I've rounded up some fabulous things that you can have, compliments of no one else but you.

And remember: It's not self-ish, it's self-care!

Also check out blogger Judy Freedman's holiday gift guide.

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