Get Your Skin in the Game with Saranghae!

You know that saying about having a “good hair day?” I think most women understand the psychological effect of a good hair day. But what about the psychological impact of a “good skin day” or what I call a Saranghae day! Skin is our body’s largest organ. Skin is usually the first thing we notice. … Continue Reading

Capturing Grace: In Defense of Facebook

I don’t shy away from controversy so here goes … CatherineGraceO steps out to defend Facebook! Why? Because I see it changing lives for the better and bringing thousands of women together to connect and inspire! Facebook is a tool and a tool is only defined by how it’s used. Unless you’ve been sleeping under … Continue Reading

FierceCon 2018: Evolution of the Revolution!

You know it’s a successful event when women are already signing up for the next one before it’s even over! FierceCon 2018, sponsored by Saranghae Korean Skin Care, is just barely in the rearview mirror but the ripple effect has only just begun. From the very beginning, the intention of FierceCon was vastly different than … Continue Reading

Capturing the Grace of Loretta Sayers

My journey is no longer my journey. I cannot tell you how much that delights my Being and humbles my Spirit. FierceCon 2018 was a life-changing experience. So many women moved me to tears while at the same time, made my heart sing! Loretta Sayers Gavin is one of those women. She was the event … Continue Reading

A FierceCon Story: Linda Williams

This past weekend was the birth of a new dream and hopefully, a new world and a new way of life and being for women at Midlife & Beyond. It was the birth of FierceCon. It wasn’t meant to be a conference. It was meant to be a connection. I wasn’t sure it would be. … Continue Reading

Midlife: My Greatest Teacher

One of my favorite books is “My Greatest Teacher” by Wayne Dyer. It’s the story of how he realized that the Father who abandoned him as a young child ultimately became his greatest gift, thus his greatest teacher. He’d spent a lifetime hating his Father and then one day, as he went to his Father’s … Continue Reading

Weaving Uncommon Threads with Uncommon Style

Fall brings with it a desire for cozier styles, comfier fabrics, and warmer tones and hues. There’s nothing like fall weather to bring back memories of growing up in the Midwest with crisper temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves. Fall meant back to school shopping, football games, and wool sweaters. Relocating to LA … Continue Reading

Mauve Fall Style Challenge with Always Discreet!

Who doesn’t love a fashion style challenge? Last fall, I traveled to New York City from LA to meet the Always Discreet team at an event to talk about a critical women’s issue and to have an empowering discussion around incontinence and bladder pads. Authentic? Absolutely. After giving birth to my children, I experienced the … Continue Reading

Dispel the Myth of Midlife! Be Spontaneous!

I would like to dispel a myth. There’s a perception of older women as being set in their ways and far from the spontaneous, vibrant, and fun loving women that we are today. By now, Y’all know I wear my heart on my sleeve. Life is messy. Life is complicated. Life is beautiful and the … Continue Reading

The Essex Street Inn: A New England Gem

As I get older and begin inching toward 60 years young, I find it’s the simplest things in life I value the most. It’s the qualities of kindness, friendliness, warmth, and compassion that touch my heart. Recently, I had the pleasure and honor to spend a week experiencing homespun hospitality at it’s finest with a … Continue Reading