Category Archives: Inspirations

Book recommendations and reviews.

What Are You Ashamed Of?

Growing up, my mom often said “shame on you” when I did something she didn’t approve of. Back then it was a common phrase I heard from mothers all over the neighborhood. (As an added bonus, we also got the simultaneous index finger rubbing motion.) At the time, I didn’t really understand what the shame […]

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10 Black Friday Deals For a Smart, Sexy, Spiritual Holiday

It’s Black Friday, which means that the Christmas season has officially begun! It also means shopping, and I mean lots of shopping, for thee perfect gifts. So whether you’re buying a gift for someone else or you’re treating yourself, this list of 10 Karousing Black Friday deals will have you feeling smart, sexy, and spiritual. […]

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The Dos and Don’ts For a Happier Thanksgiving

The days before a big holiday can get crazy. We’re rushing around shopping, fighting traffic, and cooking. Add to all that, the cleaning and the prepping and the potential family drama that ensues. Here are a few dos and don’ts for a happier, more peaceful Thanksgiving. Do plan ahead. I like to make my grocery […]

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My 5 Summer Must Haves

Here we are. Right in the middle of the sweltering dog days of summer.  My car thermostat read 95°F this afternoon, which made me wistful for low humidity and my wavy hair’s favorite temperature –  72. Summer’s heat and humidity can make staying lean and feeling fresh difficult. If you’re like me, the heat takes […]

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The Must Read Summer Book List

I love summer reading. It’s that time of the year when cracking open a new book (or firing up my Kindle) seems not only welcoming, but necessary. Because summer is such a relaxed time of the year, it’s perfect for expanding your mind and your soul. For me, it’s become my “back to school” time […]

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You’re Never too Old to Be a Rockstar

Last week, my husband went online to purchase a recreational fishing license. He had the option to buy a lifetime license, which he thought would be the most economical. When reading the fine print he discovered that the lifetime fishing license was only good through the age of 64. Looking perplexed, I asked him what was […]

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Whatever You Are, Be a Good One

Are you a…lover…mother…painter…ice skater…map maker…doer…giver…decorator…food lover…champagne drinker…island hopper…reader…writer…dreamweaver…or believer? “Whatever you are, be a good one.” I ran across this Abraham Lincoln quote the other day. Although I’ve seen it before, this time I stopped and gave it some thought. Of course, we all want to be good at something, and most of us strive […]

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Do It Faster & Ride More Elephants

When I heard that Gloria Steinem is celebrating her 80th birthday this week, I couldn’t believe it. About twenty years ago, I was a college student and Gloria Steinem was my hero. You see, I was a feminist – a real feminist – not your everyday, run of the mill, bumper sticker feminist. (Although, my […]

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My Oscar Speech

“Me? I won? Did they really call my name?” I stumble out of my seat, kiss my adoring husband, and after what seems like an eternity, I finally make it to the stage steps. “Don’t fall,” I tell myself repeatedly. Chances are if I did, I wouldn’t look as graceful as Jennifer Lawrence. And truth […]

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