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Oldest Man Standing

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” — Kurt Vonnegut First of all, I don’t follow sports. If there’s any exercising to be done, I am the one doing it. Or...

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Whiten Your Teeth At Home

Let's face it, coffee is amazing. So is tea. So is red wine. And don't even get me started on blueberries. Yet all these delicious foods have a downside. They all cause staining of our teeth. And who wants stained teeth? I recently researched and tested a method of...

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Be A Super Lark

There’s a new term for a lifestyle that some have adopted but few have heard of. It’s called “Super Lark.”  What’s a Super Lark? It’s someone who routinely wakes up very early, well before sunrise. Why would someone do this? There are a lot of reasons. For one thing,...

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Mis En Place Your Makeup Routine

I often talk about systems when it comes to makeup, self-care, self-talk and all the rest of it. My motto is "Systems Are For Winners" because the more that we routinize something the more it becomes a normal part of us and the more benefits we receive. Today as I was...

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Fall Refreshers

The air was cool this morning – just 58 degrees, even though this afternoon it’s up to 80. And the neighbors were raking some fallen leaves outside. Little reminders that summer is winding down and fall is waiting in the wings. Nature naturally renews itself at...

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12 Habits Update

A few months ago I shared a post about how I'm adopting one new habit each month this year as a very peaceful and do-able way to raise my game. Since it's now August I have a few more new habits to report on, along with results. As a catch-up, my previous habits were...

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An Easy Way To Relax

There's this yoga pose called "Legs Up The Wall." And that's what it is. You lay on your back with your butt all the way touching the wall so that your legs can stick up straight in the air. (Or if you can’t get your butt all the way to the wall, just leave it as...

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Who Are Your Role Models?

If I were to ask you to name your biggest role models in life, could you rattle them right off? Most people can't. Most people have never consciously chosen role models, although of course, we all are influenced by others throughout our lives.   When it comes to...

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Summer Cocktail Suggestions

With summer underway I wanted to talk about cocktails. I don't know about you but I am looking forward to chilled, refreshing libations with friends, especially when they're served outdoors to truly make the most of the lovely warm days. When the bartender comes...

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How To Get Dewy Skin

Once upon a time, matte was where it was at, when it came to makeup and skintone. The shelves groaned with products designed to not only minimize shine but completely eliminate it forever. We had oil blocking primers, oil absorbing foundations, even oil blotting...

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Should You Shave Your Face?

Have you ever heard of shaving your face? Sometimes it’s called “dermaplaning.” Like a lot of impactful beauty techniques it sounds a bit scary. But it’s just shaving. Not with a regular razor though. With a smaller and more delicate razor like the ones pictured. They...

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A Simple System for Keeping Your Brushes Clean

One of the most thought provoking books I read last year was How to Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. He is the cartoonist who draws the Dilbert comic strip. The book describes his life and lessons which are fascinating because he doesn't...

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