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Kellie R. Stone

“I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I’ve published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I’m finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!” ~Kellie R. Stone

Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Do try a new hairstyle...go ahead chop it all off; short is hot, hot, hot! 2. Do shop at my new favorite store called Papaya...it's inexpensive, too.

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Remembering Mom

My Own Loss Ten years ago today, I slept on a pull out bed with my husband and children the night we chose to stay at the hospice care facility where my mother spent her last days. There was nothing unusual about the night, nothing to prompt our need to be there anymore than the night before.

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How to Maximize Spa Time

A Pleasant Experience While on vacation in Virginia Beach, my oldest daughter treated me to a spa day. After filling up on our favorite sushi, we ventured to the Ambiance Salon &Day Spa for some girlie pampering. I started imagining the wonderful relaxation while still in the parking lot.

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How To Avoid Sun Damage To Your Skin

The Whole Picture Have you ever noticed a beautiful woman whose face glows as someone much younger? Then you look at her neck and hands…not so much glowing going on there. The truth is these two areas, among others, will give away your true age faster than your taste in music!

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Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Do explore fun, temporary hair changes like, Jessica Simpson's Hairuwear clip-in extensions. Hairuwear.com/Jessica 2. Don't underestimate the power of a smile!

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Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Do add a couple of frilly blouses to your wardrobe this season. It's a girlie world this year! 2. Don't hate me, but the center part and ponytails are both in.

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Think Your Way to Happiness

Thousands of fleeting thoughts run through our minds every day. Some we choose to let pass like a speeding bus; while others are held captive by a need to dwell on their implications. They may develop in our mind's eye as if a tiny artist stand painting a picture inside of us.

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Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Do try to mix brights for a fun, energetic look. 2. Don't think that embroidery is just for grandma; it's on everything this season.

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Where Has Mentorship Gone?

I sat in my living room the other day talking to a friend. We got on the subject of mentorship by way of realizing that neither of us had a great example of a loving marriage as we were growing up. I took the thought further by trying to think of any couple that I knew personally who would score an eight or higher in that department.

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How To Choose Foundation

The key to youthful, glowing skin is proper skin care and a killer foundation or base product. Skin care is a whole topic of its own; for now, we will just focus on the makeup part.

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Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Do wear what flatters your body type, not what you wish did. 2. Do yourself a favor, buy a good bra...in the right size.

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Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Do stay away from novelty sunglasses (hearts, clovers, Elton John style, etc.) unless you're under 16. You might want to get a new beach towel, too, if yours has The Little Mermaid on it.

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A Good Time to Change

Believe it or not, there's nothing that says let's make some changes like getting kicked in the face or being thrown down to the mattress with a month long bout of pneumonia. The fact is, pain and adversity have long been keys to some of the greatest triumphs in history...my life has been no exception.

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Fashion Dos and Don’ts

1. Don't wear socks with sandals. 2. Don't wear a fanny pack at any age. 3. Don't overuse accessories.

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How To Change (For Real)

It's easy to see in our society that we have become a people with need for quick fixes, high speed everything, and a broad spectrum of ways to change things we don't like about ourselves. I agree that progress and vanity has vaulted us into this way of thinking; however, not everything should be done quickly just because it's possible. True self-improvement is one of those things. Though many small steps can be taken along the journey, the total project will take some time to accomplish, so leave your microwave mentality behind.

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