The World of AvA: Flowery Fashion For Age Positivity

I believe fashion changes lives. Fashion became my reason for being at a very young age. As a child, I found it to be deeply transformative. At almost 59 (July 7th baby!), it’s as transformative today as it was 50 years ago. One thing I’ve discovered about getting older is that I’m much more fearless … Continue Reading

The Gift of Presence – Moxie On Monday

You know those people you meet along the highway of life, the ones who seem to glow from within, those radiant humans whose presence is so powerful, so magnetic, you can feel it in every fiber of your being? I’ve been blessed to know more than a few of these extraordinary humans – souls who … Continue Reading

The Three Magic Words That Stop Self Sabotage – Moxie On Monday

Self sabotage can become instinctual. It’s automatic, unconscious most of the time. For a lot of women like yours truly, it becomes the friend you wish you never met. And then, we reach Midlife. We begin to learn how life really works. We begin to awaken – to learn that self sabotage can be “unlearned.” … Continue Reading

We All Need a Sister We Can Lean On – Moxie On Monday

  There are moments when I just don’t want to do what I do anymore.  It’s draining. I desire to make a difference, a meaningful difference in this crazy world, but I’m tired of feeling like I’m failing. One of those moments took place this weekend. I’m almost embarrassed to share yet feel called to … Continue Reading

We Are Awake to Racism. We Must Never Go Back to Sleep. – Capturing Grace

I’ve been struggling this past week along with all of you. At times, I’ve been overwhelmed by emotions. Other times, just horrified, in shock. This past week has woken us up to many realities: the reality of racism, the reality of white privilege, and the reality of what it means to live as a black … Continue Reading

Searching My Heart Amidst Racism – Moxie On Monday

I’m a child of the 60’s. Too young to remember the protests. I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Carefully cocooned from reality. My charming town began as a village. Peaceful. Quiet. Idyllic. On the shores of Lake Michigan. Mostly white. I knew little of the inner city. My Father knew it well. He … Continue Reading

June’s North Node Horoscope Readings! Eclipse and Transformation

Summer is finally here! It’s divine timing with this month’s extra special North Node Horoscopes from Master Astrologer, Laura Bruno. June’s North Node Horoscopes arrive in the midst of cosmic synchronicity with a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5th, followed by a Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 21st, just one day after … Continue Reading

The Little Change For a Big Boost in Self Confidence! – Moxie On Monday

Why is it that self deprecation comes so easily for most women? It’s almost like a rite of passage from youth into adolescence and beyond – an unconscious cultural agreement that’s silently passed down from one generation to the next. Why is it that self deprecation feels natural while self confidence remains far more elusive? … Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Selves – Moxie On Monday

Midlife. A Tale of Two “Selves.” One Real. One False. One with a Purpose to be fulfilled. One whose time has passed. A time of goodbyes. A parting of the ways. Goodbye to the Self that no longer serves us. Welcoming the Real Self that’s been there all along. We carry two separate selves within. … Continue Reading

When Mean Girls Attack! – Moxie On Monday

Mean girls. We all know them. Most of us don’t want to be them. How do we deal with them? The thing about mean girls is, if they don’t wake up – take a good hard look in the mirror – they grow up to become mean women. It was Sunday morning. The sun was … Continue Reading