Maria

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Drop the rope.

For the better part of the last 15 years, I have been in a virtual tug-of-war. Physically, emotionally, intellectually and financially. Somedays winning, somedays losing, but every day tugging on the rope with everything I've got. Yesterday, I received the best advice. Now, I can't say I haven't heard this advice before, but I think yesterday I [...]

2017-11-08T22:20:50+00:00 By |Inspiration, Stress|

Turn Around, Bright Eyes: Tips and Tricks for Rejuvenating Your Peepers

Rejuvenation for your eyes won't involve Bonnie Tyler Do eye creams work? Yes. Do moisturizers work? Yes. And so do plenty of water, sleep, and sun block. But the fact of the matter is that these daily ways of tending to the skin around your eyes won’t hold off Father Time forever. A [...]

2017-08-16T20:48:36+00:00 By |Eyes, Inspiration, Skin Facts|

Gratitude

Gratitude makes you beautiful from the inside out. Years ago, I read an article by a woman who had just come through a pretty serious bout of depression. Her husband had been sent overseas for a year. Her mom had fallen ill. Her child was in the thick of the terrible twos. “Little” [...]

2017-08-16T20:52:35+00:00 By |Holidays, Inspiration|

Imitation as Flattery? Not Always!

Imitation may be fine for fashion, but it can be troublesome in other arenas. Imitation is human nature. Often without our consciously realizing it, we copy looks we see in magazines, on television, and in the general popular culture around us. It’s how trends are born. Those who determine trends—the runway artists, if [...]

2012-11-12T09:05:56+00:00 By |Beauty Myths, Inspiration, Skin Issues|

Five Little Questions: See How Much Mother Nature Rules Your World

Fighting Mother Nature! Conflicted about getting a cosmetic procedure done? As we age, it’s really common for women to secretly fantasize about getting some work done. Mirrors quickly become a tool for seeing not what we do look like but what we could look like: pushing up those chin wattles, pulling back the skin [...]

2017-08-16T20:54:56+00:00 By |Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetics, Stress|