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How to Go From Day-Job to Dream-Job

You may not know this about me, but I used to be a lawyer. Well, I still am a lawyer, but I don’t practice anymore. But there was a time when all I wanted to do was defend criminals. Not because I had a warm and fuzzy for lawlessness. Actually, it was the opposite: I…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you fun, sexy, spiritual moms out there! I lost my mom when I was in my early twenties. Since then, Mother’s Day has been about honoring her by thanking all the special women who have influenced, guided, and cared for me in her absence. The old adage is true, it does…

Give Up Coffee ~ Drink Yerba Mate

Three weeks ago, I did the unthinkable. I gave up coffee. I was striving for a cleaner body, one that didn’t crash a couple of hours after my caffeine buzz wore off and one with less acidity. Once I quit though, I missed my morning comfort of a hot cup of something, and I wasn’t feeling…

Juice Cleanse ~ Changing the Game From the Inside Out

I’ve been a bi#%h before but not for thirty-six hours straight. I was smack dab in the middle of a three day juice cleanse and was not eating food. My nourishment came from drinking six, sixteen ounce juices throughout the day. I went on the cleanse expecting that I’d be hungry and irritable. And for the…

Clean ~ But At What Cost?

I saw this ad in a magazine the other day. And it completely pissed me off. The chemicals in Lysol have been linked to health concerns such as asthma, decreased hormone function, skin conditions, and nervous system depression. Even the manufacturer’s own Material Safety Data Sheet states, “PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS…

5 Things Every Man Needs To Know

Have you heard? Karousing isn’t just for women. I was inspired this week to share a few fun, sexy ideas for men. 1. Yes, You Can Have More Sex. Turns out, low sex drive isn’t just affecting women. In his new book, Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More…

I Love You From Here to Boston

When we’re far from the tragedy but our heart aches, what can we do? SMILE at everyone who crosses your path. Give lots of HUGS. Say the word LOVE…A LOT. Send POSITIVE thoughts to all those who were there. In the war of LOVE vs. hate, LOVE wins…EVERY time.

5 ~ Fun, Sexy Inspirations

Our weekly series continues with something old, something new, something borrowed, and someone playin’ the blues. Here’s to being inspired! 1. Soul Food I had the low down, dirty blues all week. Well, sort of. I took my first harmonica lesson with a friend, who also happens to be a talented Blues musician. And let me tell…

The O2 Lift ~ A Breath of Fresh Skin

I’d grown tired of facials. Tired of the hoopla. Tired of cost. I began to wonder if they all weren’t just a bunch of fluff. So about a year ago I quit getting facials. I decided to spend my money on treatments that actually did something. No more fluff. I wanted results. Exfoliate me! Illuminate…

Jupiter & Palm Beach ~ Worth Their Salt

Jupiter and Palm Beach seem like another world nestled on the east coast of the sunshine state. Jupiter is where Tiger Woods and Olivia Newton John live. (Separately, not together. Olivia counts herself among the few of us that Tiger did not bed during the {hushed tone} sex scandal.) It’s where Celine Dion built a…

Like a Virgin ~ Skiing For The Very First Time

I didn’t want to go. David was going to have to drag me to the mountains, kicking and screaming. Despite growing up in the Midwest, I had never skied before and had no desire to start now. My husband is a world class skier and was hoping I would be as well. He said that he wanted…

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