The Happiest Town in New England!

It’s the beginning of summer, and that means summer vacations and travel plans in the works! Last summer, I made my way to Newburyport, Massachusetts, the home of bestselling author and Oprah collaborator, Cheryl Richardson. My experience in the coastal enclave of Newburyport was one of the most memorable summer escapes of my life. Remember, … Continue Reading

Are You An Exploding Doormat? – Moxie On Monday

There tends to be a belief that, in order to be “Spiritual,” you must be all “Love and Light.” I call Bullsh***t on that. Continually repressing your feelings is dangerous. Are you allowing yourself to be an “Exploding Doormat?” I was on a weekend retreat with my daughter recently. Koelle Simpson, the retreat leader, is … Continue Reading

Always Fierce. Always Discreet!

It’s my belief that women at Midlife & Beyond are the Perfect Storm! We are the only demographic in history to have wisdom and life experience, mindfulness and empathy, and health and vitality, all at the same time. But as we age, and experience things like menopause, there are conditions that we may have that … Continue Reading

The Role of a Lifetime: You – Moxie On Monday

What if you were an actor and the only role in life you weren’t allowed to play was the role of being yourself? I have a friend, Danny. He’s an inspiration to me. He’s a man loaded with Moxie. Whether it’s #MeToo or #TimeToStepUp, Danny stands up. I met Danny on the red carpet. His … Continue Reading

The Cyndee Special: How I Found the Greatest Deal on Skin Rejuvenation in LA

It’s time to head back to Pier Medical Aesthetics with Dr. Doug Mest and Cyndee Spear, RN to continue my quest to turn back the clock with one of the most effective procedures in skin rejuvenation, “The Cyndee Special.” This is, hands down, the best thing I’ve ever done for my skin! I hope you’ll … Continue Reading

A Decision To Be Well: Moxie On Monday

It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Today’s Moxie on Monday is dedicated to Lyme warriors all over the world and to anyone struggling with a chronic illness. Lyme is a bitch. But this post really isn’t about Lyme. It’s about choice. In 2014, Lyme Disease was my personal question of Life … or Death? Moxie was … Continue Reading

Going Out to Joshua Tree to Go In!

When I was a young girl, we’d pack 5 children, 2 parents, and a large German Shepard into a broken down wood-paneled station wagon piled with suitcases on top and traipse across the country to visit national parks. Think Brady Bunch meets Beverly Hillbillies. I was much too young to understand the allure of Mother … Continue Reading

You Don’t Have To … You GET To! Moxie On Monday

  What’s the easiest way to begin your mornings with Moxie? By becoming aware of the power of your words. Do your mornings begin with a litany of “I have to’s?” I have to get up. I have to go to work. I have to get the kids to school. I have to work out. … Continue Reading

Sixty Years of Fierce! Happy Birthday Loretta!

Today is a very special birthday blog post in honor of a very special person, Loretta Sayers – formerly known as “Countdown to 60.” The countdown officially ends today as the Forever Fierce Community celebrates 60 years of Loretta as she reinvents herself as the Introspective Adventurer! I feel as if I’ve known Loretta forever. … Continue Reading

Mind Wellness at Midlife: Moxie On Monday

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Depression has been an insidious part of my life that can take hold when I am unaware. Moxie is my way out. I’m not an expert on mental health. I’m an expert on “Mind Wellness” … at least in my mind! It wasn’t long ago I found myself not … Continue Reading