Sexy at Any Age? You Bet Your Ass

Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs

Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs

Could it be that older women are becoming  the new faces of beauty? Absolutely. After years of living in a culture where being over 50 meant being invisible, things are changing in a very real way. I, for one, am inspired by this. Continue reading

My Obsession With Claire Underwood

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

In the brief time (five days) it took me to watch two seasons of House of Cards, I became obsessed with Claire Underwood. Continue reading

Break Some Rules and Wear Red Lipstick

photo (31)I saw this article in The Gloss the other day titled 7 Items You Should Never Wear After Age 30 Because You Are Old, Dumb And Ugly. The title made me laugh,

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Tales of a Sixth Grade Golden Retriever

pic for Golden Retriever BlogIn my last post, I wrote about the time two boys in my 5th grade class, Billy and Matt, told me that I was pretty.  It was the first time I’d been called pretty by someone other than my mother, and I was pretty darn excited about it.

My excitement, however, was short-lived.  Because less than a year later, something excruciating happened:

Sixth Grade. Continue reading

So Just What Is Beauty Anyway?

Elizabeth Chomko's headshot she uses as an actress

Elizabeth Chomko’s headshot she uses as an actress

So just what is beautiful, anyway?

Being thin / having curves / pregnancy. Blonde / brunette / redhead / salt and pepper. Youth / aging gracefully. Strength / vulnerability. Femininity / androgeny. Seventeen / thirty-seven / a baby. Being toned / being touchable. The hourglass / the thigh gap. Marilyn Monroe / The Mona Lisa / Coco Rocha / Barbie / Mother Theresa / Michelle Obama.

And / or:

Confidence. Authenticity. Intelligence. Honesty. Wit. Humor. Admitting wrong. Fearlessness, passion, growth, perfection.  Continue reading

A Treasure! The Book “See What I Can Become” by Elyssa Fernandez

A child’s imagination is a remarkable thing. There is beauty and vision to it, as well as purity.  I had the pleasure of meeting artist/author Elyssa Fernandez and her sister, Elisha Fernandez, recently at the Success Summit produced by Today’s Innovative Woman.  Elyssa had a busy kindergarden – she wrote the book,
See What I Can Become. Isn’t that amazing? I read it and here are my thoughts: Continue reading