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When I see my fifty-something self in pictures, I cringe and my inner voice says, “Yikes, who is the chubby lady?” The ironic thing is that I use to be a teenage-fashion model. When I was very young, thin and FABULOUS, I looked at pictures of myself, cringed, and my inner voice said, “Yikes!” I’ve…

Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. You only understand if you’ve been there. The pain. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. The podiatrist said, “It’s common in runners and people who are overweight and wear bad shoes.” Since running isn’t in my vocabulary, I’m assuming he put me in the second category.  He said, “No…

Three years ago, after my husband, Ron, and I both had back surgery, our doctor recommended that we have “aqua therapy.” It was soothing doing our exercises in the warm salt water pool. We enjoyed exercising in the water so much that we eventually joined a local gym that had an aqua aerobics class. After…

Water is important for our bodies to function well. Mayo Clinic advices that “even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.” I’ve been working on “spicing up” my water. Adding cucumbers to my H20 make me feel like I’m at a spa, on other days bits of ginger definitely perk it up, and…

Don’t tell my dermatologist, but I haven’t used sunblock for years because it made my eyes water. I recently had a pre-cancerous thingy removed and it was no fun. So now, I’m serious about protecting my skin! I found a new sunscreen that I can use! Yeah, me!!! Anyone else have sun damage issues?  Click…

Mary Pierce, Author of When Did I Stop Being Barbie & Become Mrs. Potato Head? “Barbie had the hair, the legs—and let’s be honest, the breasts—of our dreams. She had the clothes, the house, and the cars of our fantasies. Hers was the life we wanted. She even had our dream man.”  #learningtolivebeyondbarbie

“Grandma,” Six-year-old Ever said,”You’re white and soft and sweet. Just like a marshmallow!”

Thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty. – Lord Byron The news shows are full of reports on Anna Nicole Smith. Because of her beauty she poised for cameras, married a billionaire octogerian, and became a celebrity. Her beauty was fatal. Her pretty face opened the doors to modeling, money, and more. She became…

I’d like to see a “Comfort Loving Barbie.” They could accessorize her with sensible shoes, white cotton granny panties, elastic waist jeans and a flannel covered hot water bottle.  —Anita Renfroe, Comedian Tonya & Anita Renfroe

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