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Compliments: keep them coming…and going

Compliments: keep them coming…and going

Have you ever been out of the house and feeling frumpy yet someone still gives you a compliment? Or know you’re looking fabulous and someone compliments it? Either way, you feel a bit better, don’t you? Giving compliments is good not only for the receiver but for you...
The Hidden Costs of Vanity

The Hidden Costs of Vanity

Vanity is something no woman is immune to, even if it’s on a very small scale. We all want to look our best, and we have our individual standards for what that means. And all of us are familiar with the historic barrage of media, advertisements, miracle cures,...
Use the Good Stuff Everyday

Use the Good Stuff Everyday

When I was growing up, we had Erma Bombeck for advice. Erma had an answer for everything. Divorce, uncomfortable social situations, etiquette: Erma had you covered. These days, the internet has made women like Erma irrelevant. She would’ve been lost in the...
The Invisible String and the Cloak of Dignity

The Invisible String and the Cloak of Dignity

I’m a collector of advice. I’m a good listener. And I absorb advice that resonates with me. This is some of that advice.Over the years, I’ve encountered many women who had Good Things To Say. I remember these women frequently. When they have...
The Silver Years (Admit, It We’re Getting Old)

The Silver Years (Admit, It We’re Getting Old)

As we embark upon what I will deem our “silver years” (because after all we aren’t the Golden Girls), it causes one to do a little soul-searching and much reflection. What happened? How did we get here? Are those sparkle-gray hairs really sprouting up and reproducing...
How to get over your FOMO

How to get over your FOMO

When we’ve achieved a certain age, a lot of freedom is the result. Remember being young and being slightly (if not full-on) envious of “old” people who seemingly get away with doing and saying outrageous things? You might have said to yourself, “I can’t wait until I’m...