Is Self-Care Selfish?

There’s a word that comes up quite often when I talk with women in midlife: “I need to be more selfish with my time.” “But, I don’t want to seem selfish.” “Geez, I’m using the word ‘Me’ and ‘I’ a lot and it sounds selfish.” That word “selfish” comes up a lot because I talk to ladies every day who have put themselves last on their list for too long. They have been so “self-LESS” throughout their lives that their health has suffered a little or a lot as a result and hence, they reach out to me because now in their midlife years, they are ready to refocus on taking care of themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally.
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The Best Diet For YOU This Year

US News & World Report recently came out with their Best Diets for 2018. Tied for first were the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet. The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods; includes meat, fish, poultry, nuts, and beans; and is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat, and added fats.
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1 in 400 Trillion: A Spring Perspective

I have this tree right outside my window where small birds love to congregate. The tree had been “silent” for several months until very recently, of course, as Spring has sprung! I love the Spring season. In Pasadena where I live, there are beautiful blossoms blooming and the birds are chatterboxes. It just feels like…
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An “Oldie But Goodie” Reminder

I spent last weekend visiting our nation’s capital. I always think of you on the plane when they play that safety video where they remind us to put our own oxygen mask on before we help others. I think of you when I see this because I know that you may have spent most of…
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Happy Self-Love Day!

Yes, it’s actually a thing – Self-Love Day is February 13th and I’m glad we have it! Hey, I mean if we can have National Pound Cake Day, National Sock Day, and National Buffet Day (yes, these are actual things), then by all means we should have National Self-Love Day! And I’m glad we do. In…
Women's March

Will you show up for YOU this year?

I attended the Women’s March last Saturday and it was phenomenal. I didn’t actually “march”, but I was on the sidelines above the crowd taking it all in. There were women (and men) of all shapes, sizes, and ages. There were even women who showed up in wheelchairs or walkers. Again, it was sight to…
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Lesson #3 of 3 Healthy Lessons for the Holidays

Over the past several days, I’ve shared with you three healthy holiday lessons that I thought you would benefit from. These are inspired by my Merry & Light Holiday challengers, meaning these are actual lessons they have been learning over the past few weeks. If you missed the first two lessons, you can find Lesson…
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Lesson #2 of 3 Healthy Lessons for the Holidays

Here’s Lesson #2 of my “3 Healthy Lessons for the Holidays” based on the takeaways my Merry & Light Holiday challengers are having. If you missed Lesson 1, you can find it HERE. If so, they’re not in order, so feel free to read today’s lesson and then go back to Lesson #1 right after.…
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How many of these "12 Happiness Strategies" are you exercising?

Several years ago I committed to being a life-long learner, so in addition to reading a lot, listening to podcasts, and going to conferences and seminars, I also take online courses on health, happiness, well-being, and living your best life. I love passing on information that I learn to you, so I hope you enjoy…
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Are you Flourishing?

Last Saturday, I held a “Live In-person Mini-retreat” for some of my Flourishing 50s members in the L.A. area. It was an extra special time because I don’t get to see them face-to-face very often. As a virtual coach, all my services are conducted over the phone or online, which is great because I get…