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8 Holiday Gift Ideas that Don’t Suck

8 Holiday Gift Ideas that Don’t Suck

[ 0 ] December 12, 2013

Before you stuff that Christmas sock, turn up the heat by giving something better than the equivalent of coal. Socks, ties, sweaters and underwear are practical, but oh so mundane. If you’re still exchanging gifts for the holidays, and no one says you have to, check out my suggestions below. In midlife it’s time to [...]

Susie Hadas and her Beautiful, Wonderful Mum

Mother’s Day 2012 Tribute (Part I)

[ 0 ] May 7, 2012

Susie Hadas and her Beautiful, Wonderful Mum I loved growing up hearing my mom read us grand stories of Greek gods, goats, and great cities. Just before my 50th birthday, I had to be hospitalized to remove a benign tumor on my spine. On one of my mom’s visits she pulled out the book, The [...]

This older woman is strong and in balance

Menopausal Women Should Skip Dry Martinis and Dry Cereals

[ 1 ] March 12, 2012

The breakfast of champions for women in menopause is warm oatmeal or moist scrambled eggs and green tea – not Bloody Marys, dry martinis, or dry cereal. According to Ayurveda healers of nutritional medicine, women over 50 have moved into the Vata phase of life, which is compared to air and ether.   Vata is [...]

Dickey Reinvents Herself in Midlife Creating Jewelry

Dickey Reinvents Herself in Midlife Creating Jewelry

[ 0 ] February 8, 2012

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think a woman’s second addiction next to shoes is jewelry followed closely by M&Ms. I attended I jewelry party last Sunday and was amazed by the breadth of Sue Dickey’s jewelry in addition to the quality of her work. Sue is a midlife Mona Lisa from St. Louis [...]

She Didn’t Tell Me She Was a Screamer

She Didn’t Tell Me She Was a Screamer

[ 2 ] January 20, 2012

There’s nothing like a jungle retreat for some good female bonding. So when I was told I’d be sharing a room with an Irish free spirit and Jewish mother of two I had no fears. During my first rainforest yoga retreat, I looked forward both getting to know like-minded women and being lulled to sleep [...]

Try a Minimalist Holiday and Don’t Stress

Try a Minimalist Holiday and Don’t Stress

[ 2 ] December 6, 2011

Moms are prone to overdo it during the holidays. Not me. I stick to my favorite three holiday things–watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” eating chocolate covered cherries, and opening sock gifts with my family. The rest I pass on. Chiseling away all the excess that you don’t enjoy and keeping the things you love [...]

10 Steps to Get Back on Course in Midlife

10 Steps to Get Back on Course in Midlife

[ 0 ] October 8, 2011

Here’s 10 simple reminders to keep you on the best journey in being a fabulous swinging soul sister (aka, Mona Lisa) during midlife. Blaze new trails. Reinvention is part of being a swinging soul sister. Inspire others. Every day you have a chance to lift someone up. Bend from the knees and lift. Share your [...]

Getting Back in the Saddle for Midlife Dating

Getting Back in the Saddle for Midlife Dating

[ 4 ] September 27, 2011

Welcome to the Midlife Merry-Go-Round If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I get matched (this midlife not my next life)? I just stuck my mouse in Match.com, and a few other dating sites, and can’t believe the mismatches I’m being sent. If I look like Meg Ryan, or so I’m told, [...]

The Aftermath of Annulling a Marriage

The Aftermath of Annulling a Marriage

[ 1 ] September 19, 2011

Amy Tupper believes in the yellow brick road. She had to dress up and portray the yellow brick road in a human potential (i.e. leadership) training course sponsored by The Legacy Center. The yellow brick road analogy still resonates with her because every gold brick is a clue that leads to her next destination explains [...]

Facial Rejuvenation: Are You Up for the Pain?

Facial Rejuvenation: Are You Up for the Pain?

[ 7 ] September 13, 2011

Sixteen years ago I did something I would never do again–facial rejuvenation. It was more masochistic than Maybelline. I had my entire face laser resurfaced. In layman terms that’s like getting second-degree burns on your entire face and paying for it. Why would anyone subject themselves to such pain, risk, and isolation? (I holed up [...]