Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Day One

Hi Friends, Can you BELIEVE it’s October? I mean where does the time go? Speaking of time…October means it’s breast cancer awareness month, again. As a breast cancer survivor I know two things for sure 👉🏼breast cancer awareness is about more than buying pretty in pink packages. And 👉🏼early detection is the key to survival….

Happy Weekend

Hey, Friends! I’ve been so behind in posting, lately. It’s been a crazy-busy time here. One thing after another. And then there’s the days I just need to take a pause. A MENO-pause. The lack of hormones I produce in menopause seem to worsen certain days of the month. I call it “a dip.” And…

Heat Stroke Prevention

Happy Monday, friends! There’s no doubt summer is here. Yesterday, it was brutally hot in many parts of the country including, here. The only thing that made the heat harder to deal with besides rolling blackouts is the California wildfires. As I write this, the California governor has declared California a state of emergency. So…

Weekend Thoughts | Reminiscing

Last week, I was feeling a little sad. A little nostalgic. I miss going out to eat occasionally. I miss the freedom to travel and to visit with friends and family. I miss the random date nights outside of the house. One of my favorite things to eat is hotpot cooking. The place we loved…

Sharon Stone Has a Message for You

Actress and mom of three, Sharron Stone, took to social media to share news that her sister was diagnosed with Covid19. On Saturday, Sharron Stone, posted the following image on her Instagram feed. Her caption says: “My sister Kelly, who already has lupus, now has Covid-19. One of you non-mask wearers did this. She does…

Brooke Shields Shares Her Anti-Aging Face Serum

Brooke Shields, age 55, took to her Instagram stories to share her current favorite anti-aging face serum—and I was all ears. After a certain age, you have to be curious enough to try new things if you want to improve your appearance and your self-confidence. Yes, ladies, our self-esteem is partially tied to our outer…

U.S. News and World Report Releases Hospital Ranks

This week the U.S News and World Report released their 2020 – 2021 Best Hospitals Ratings and “Special Hospitals Heroes” series during the COVID19 pandemic. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with breast cancer that I found myself searching the Internet for “Best hospital” and “Hospital with best cancer treatments.” That’s when this list became…

I Love This Skincare Series

Okay. So, I know the rich and famous have more money and resources than everyday people. But they also have good beauty and self-care tips, because they have access to some of the best doctors and skincare specialist’ in the world. So even though I may not be able to afford the same products they…

Chalkboard Notes | Healthy Living

Hey guys! Happy Monday to you. I hope this finds you staying healthy and happy no matter where you are. Today’s mood board is a reminder that even though many of you are busier than ever, you have to put you and your health at the top of the list. I know. I get it….

Monday Mood Board

So if you’ve been following me you’ve probably seen that over the last couple of weeks I’ve been posting mood boards. Mood boards are a valuable tool to help you (and me) reach goals. I’ve been using them off and on (for more than I want to tell you) but approximately 20 years. Especially when…

The Perfect Staycation Song

I don’t talk about it enough but I love music. I believe music is like food and water for the soul: it can nourish your emotions while at the same time helping you wash away the cares of the day, or leftover hurts and pains from the past. For that reason, I’m sharing with you…

My Monday Mood Board

Hello friends, How are you holding up with all that’s going on in the world? I can’t think of any other time in our lifetime when it’s been so bad. So many are feeling hopeless and lost. I don’t feel there’s any need to cover the headlines because I think you already know about those….

Is Nancy Meyers Hinting at Making a Film in The Pandemic?

I hope so!! I don’t know about you but I am a big fan of all things Nancy Meyers. But in case, like my parent’s, you don’t know her by name, Meyers is the woman behind films (and kitchens and homes to die for) like It’s Complicated, The holiday, The Intern, Something’s Gotta Give and…

Shop Patricia Heaton’s Closet

Patricia Heaton known for playing Deborah Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, Frankie Heck on The Middle and Dr. Carol Kenny on Carole’s Second Act is inviting you to shop her closet—for a good cause. Heaton posted the following on her Instagram page this afternoon “Shop selected looks from my personal collection on @therealreal Proceeds will…

Happy Legs & Feet Start Here

It was while going through chemotherapy that I started experiencing leg fatigue, excruciating and debilitating leg cramps and foot pain. I assumed after chemo was over my legs would get better. And while they did improve, my legs and feet have never been the same. I now struggle with a touch of neuropathy and some…

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens up About Vicodin Addiction

I can’t begin to tell how you many women I’ve known and coached who secretly battled addiction. According to the CDC 18 women per day die from a painkiller prescription overdose in the United States. Women who look pulled together. Women you sit by at church. Women you lunch with. Moms. Business owners and VP’s…

My Menopause Aha! Moment

I was loading the dishwasher when I realized how bad I felt. I was sad. Sad like something bad happened. It reminded me of how I felt after the loss of my sister. It was in that moment I acknowledged the direct connection between my emotions and menopause.

Shoes.

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite shoe brands that creates “good for you shoes” that are also easy on the eyes.

Menopause Meltdown

Menopause can be difficult to navigate. But now you don’t have to do it alone. In today’s Menopause Minute I share my struggles, challenges and meltdowns.

Caring for your nails

Navigating menopause is no easy task. Menopause Minute addresses the challenges and issues of this phase of life and offers quick read tips, solutions, personal stories and expert interviews.

The “it” bag

Warmer temperatures mean more outdoor and travel time. But before you head out to that picnic or to the beach, you’re going to want to check out my favorite picnic bag!

Readers Questions

In this post I answer readers questions and give my take on the college admissions scandal.

What you eat during menopause matters

#MenopauseMinute |No. 7 | Story from Henry Ford Health System and The Detroit News. According to dietician HALLE SAPERSTEIN, R.D. | FOR HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM, what you eat during menopause can make a big difference in how you experience symptoms. “When estrogen levels begin falling, we have to be more mindful of what we eat and…

spring it on

While I do enjoy the rain and sipping tea by a warm fireplace, at heart, I’m just a spring kind of girl. All it takes is a spring breeze to get me to thinking about lemonade, pink toe nail polish and the beautiful white sands that only exists in places far, far, away. Maybe it’s…

Menopause Minute: dark spots

In this issue of Menopause Minute we hear from skincare expert Cecilia Wong. She talks about brown spots and acne.

Menopause Minute: in the news

Welcome to Issue No. 4 | #MenopauseMinute There’s no doubt the number one common denominator in the “second puberty” phase a.k.a. menopause, is hot flashes. Every woman I’ve spoken with in menopause all say it started with an uncomfortable heat that seemed to come out of nowhere. In case you’re wondering: hot flashes have the…

At Your Cervix

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Did you know? Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. While 79 million Americans currently have HPV, many of them…

Menopause Minute: menopause and sleep

Insomnia is something many women experience in menopause (hand raised). In this issue I talk about why it happens, and give you some basic curated tips to coping with this frustrating symptom.

Behind the Beat: I Dream of Simple Things

The day she was born is a day I will never forget. I was about to take on the most important role of my life: that of big sister. My sister, Monique, was born when I was about three. I may have been young but I still remember the most important parts of that day….

Thinking Out Loud: home

When I was growing up my dad always said “A house is just a house. it’s up to you to make it a home. To make it a place where people want to gather” Home: A place where something flourishes.

How To: gift wrap like a Kardashian

I’m not a big fan of much of anything that Kim Kardashian shares in social media. But this is a great idea! According to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, each family in the Kardashian/Jenner clan is assigned a gift wrapping color for the upcoming holiday. Neon Orange was the Kardashian/West family color. It’s…