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October 31, 2015

Make More Proactive Choices With The Choices Notebook

About a month ago I realized it was time to make a new effort to get myself organized. Unfortunately, life has a way of drawing your attention right to the immediate and urgent. The biggest problem with dealing with tasks as they arise is that your attention is often consumed […]
October 29, 2015

How About Some Midlife Fitness Inspiration

Midlife Fitness Inspiration I thought it was time for a little midlife fitness inspiration on the fitness road. Weight and body image are two significant considerations for women over 40. During a time rife with transition and change, these factors present physical reminders that life really is a series of […]
October 28, 2015

Perspective – Wordless Wednesday

If you look at this picture, it’s pretty easy to see that it’s a book shelf housing a few classics. However, if you take a step back to see the bigger picture you would realize that these “books” are actually not as large as they appear. They are actually just […]
October 26, 2015

Vintage Inspired Black Dress

We have entered the great divide for weather. For some of us, the temperature will continue to drop with each passing week, while others of us will notice little change. Here in Manila, we will get a little relief from the heat, but it is slow in coming. I am […]
October 24, 2015

My Dad Taught Me Some Valuable Lessons About Money

Midlife can bring on the nostalgia. There’s something about the whole life cycle thing that causes one to ponder and look back. For me, I believe this whole process is amplified by my own attempts to prepare my kids to make there own way in this big ‘ol world. When […]
October 21, 2015

My Happy Place – Wordless Wednesday

I am just back from the salon and I am in my happy place. There’s just something about the beauty salon that brings out the best in us girls! I’m not sure if it’s the chat time or the hairdo that does it…or maybe, it’s just the divine combination of […]
October 19, 2015

Gray Maxi Skirt

Gray is on the color palette for Fall. It felt appropriate for me to do something in gray this week since it’s been raining outside since last night. Here in Manila we are experiencing the fringe of a typhoon that is passing over the northern part of our island. The […]
October 15, 2015

Keep Dessert Separate From Mealtime

I received a lot of great feedback about my dessert habit in a recent post, My Most Effective Fitness Habits. Since so many of you seemed particularly interested in finding ways to handle dessert in a balanced approach to fitness, I thought it was worth writing a separate post to […]
October 14, 2015

Cuties On The Road – Wordless Wednesday

Three mornings a week I make a 30-minute commute to the gym. Usually, my trip consists of cars, cars and well, more cars weaving in and out in an attempt to get further down the road. But, this morning, I had the special surprise of seeing these cuties on the […]
October 12, 2015

Mod Print Dress And Featured Looks Of My Refined Style

Hi girls! This week we have a full fashion over 40 post. I am sharing a super-cute mod print dress and then, my featured looks from the first My Refined Style linkup. So, make sure to check out these featured fashionistas at the end of the post. Also,  this is […]
October 10, 2015

This Week I’m Taking A Break From The Profound

This has been a week of check lists. Nothing earth shattering or provoking has flown from the keyboard, but I have had some satisfying moments of pen scratching as I marked the last items off and crumpled yet another post-it note into the trash. I realized today that I am […]
October 7, 2015

Stick With Your Strengths and Smile – Wordless Wednesday

Are you too busy; feeling like you’ve got a million things to do? That seems to be the new normal for so many of us these days. In fact, the more gizmos and gadgets they create to make our lives easier, the more time it takes to manage them all! […]