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What Do You Mean You Don’t Wear Sunscreen Every Day?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and I cannot let it pass without sharing with you the importance of sunscreen. The key to youthful-looking and healthy, cancer-free skin is to apply sunscreen every single day.  Apply sunscreen every morning 30 minutes before exposure and reapply every two hours. I don’t care if you [...]

Burdens to Blessings

I think we can all agree that having a positive mindset could benefit everyone. I mean, how great does it sound to have all your burdens transformed into blessings? I want you to know that a positive mindset is accessible to everyone. You can't change the reality of these burdens, but changing your mindset around [...]

2020-05-13T20:16:53+00:00By |Health, mindset, Stress, Uncategorized, Wellness|

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+00:00By |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+00:00By |Eyes, Inspiration, Skin Facts|


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+00:00By |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+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Inspiration, Skin Issues|