Overcoming Fibromyalgia

At age 21, I experienced some bizarre symptoms that had me and several doctors puzzled. In 1988, they had not coined the medical catch phrase of "Fibromyalgia". They were starting to diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but seemed to be lost when droves of patients were coming forward with new, debilitating symptoms. My problems were mostly related to joint pain, swelling, and extreme fatigue. The doctor tested me for every known disease and condition that could possibly cause those symptoms in a young woman.

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Why Are So Many Women Getting Migraines?

As a Migraine sufferer, I've been asking this question for years. After experiencing countless medications, therapies, tests, hospitalizations, and supplements, I still don't claim to have the complete answer; I do have some interesting ideas to share with you though.

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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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