Like this? Then share it with your friends! In my line of work, I tend to speak with lots of women, many of whom say they don’t care how they look. But doesn’t how you look on the outside often represent how you feel inside? I certainly think so. As you probably noticed, I haven’t had a blog post in a while. I caught something nasty last week and have had a really hard time shaking it. What I’ve noticed during the past week (and you’ve probably noticed if you’ve seen me) is that the worse I feel, the worse I look. I don’t mean that I look sick.  WhatRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Ever heard the old adage “she’s aging gracefully”? That doesn’t describe me even one little bit…I’m fighting tooth and nail. I’m not one of those women who pays a fortune for skin care, spas, Botox, chemical peels, etc. But I do take really good care of my skin, and I do 99.9% of it at home. The one time I ventured into a spa, I came out looking like Frankenstein because the esthetician thought it was necessary to pop and squeeze every little thing on my face. And then she proceeded to slather me up to theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! There are lots of mistakes, or shortcuts, that people make every day in their skin care regimen. But there are a few that might make or break (or break out) putting your best face forward. Skipping toner: Toner is designed to do a few things. First and foremost, it balances the PH of your skin. It also helps close your pores so that less dirt and funk gets in. Another huge benefit is that it also removes the last bits of makeup or dirt that is left on your face after washing. Without toner, a few thingsRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Image by Annemarie Vriends via Flickr Rosacea is one of those skin ailments that never really goes away. Living with Rosacea is difficult, and can have a negative impact on self-esteem. You don’t “grow out of it”, and there isn’t a cure. But there are ways to manage it, are you helping or hurting your skin? There are many different kinds of Rosacea. The most common presents itself as red, dry cheeks. Unfortunately, most women just try to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Here’s the issue, moisturized corn flakes eventually dry out and look like corn flakes again. So if your skinRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! We always think of “stress” as being an adult issue, but you’d be surprised how much stress kids are under. School, after-school activities, sports: these are all causes of stress for kids these days. Add to this the things they need to do every day like chores and other family activities, and you have a recipe for disaster. So how do we help kids manage their stress? It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3… Don’t overschedule. Setting limits for kids is a parent’s/guardian’s job. We need to teach them to manage their time wisely, andRead More →