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Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

A piping hot cup of chocolate is delightfully nostalgic. Starbucks makes a really yummy, decadent drink but it’s loaded with calories. I usually get the one made with fat-free milk and no whipped cream. But it still has 32 grams of sugar. Except for the sugar found in fat-free milk, I’m not adding any sugar […]

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Love, Magnified

This essay originally appeared on Catharsis but has been updated for this publication. It would have been the perfect weekend getaway. We were less than four hours away from home and in the heart of an interesting, diverse city. The drive was stress-free, everyone was in a good mood and our hotel room was perfect. […]

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6 Ways to Be Successful at Clothes Shopping

Last week I received an email from a young college student very frustrated with the fashion industry. She took her grandmother clothes shopping only to return mad and confused. She believes the fashion industry designs for the young, trendy woman, and no one else. Now, this precious granddaughter has started a crusade to open the […]

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Love, Magnified

This essay originally appeared on Catharsis but has been updated for this publication. It would have been the perfect weekend getaway. We were less than four hours away from home and in the heart of an interesting, diverse city. The drive was stress-free, everyone was in a good mood and our hotel room was perfect. […]

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Compassion – the Gift to Give in Abundance

From the author: 1ooo Voices for Compassion is a group I recently joined. A bunch of writers wrote about compassion and caring to help make the world a better place. Little did I know when I signed up that it would be me writing about being compassion’s recipient.  Read more from Connie McLeod on her blog. My Mom was just […]

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BAM Bloggers at Midlife Attendees Guide To Nashville

Are you coming to the Bloggers at Midlife Conference in Nashville next week? This is the perfect time to visit Music City. Nashville is growing by leaps and bounds and has become a city brimming with diversity, creatives, artisans, and designers. In fact, Thrillist has named East Nashville one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in […]

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What Do You Do? Good Question.

It’s often the first question people ask – “What do you do?” For Andee Zomerman it’s a little bit complicated to answer – but she’s trying to figure it out. Read more from Andee on her blog, Nature of a Servant. I am a confident woman. Yes, I do struggle now and again with vulnerability, […]

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Hot Chocolate Made Skinny

A piping hot cup of chocolate is delightfully nostalgic. Starbucks makes a really yummy, decadent drink but it’s loaded with calories. I usually get the one made with fat-free milk and no whipped cream. But it still has 32 grams of sugar. Except for the sugar found in fat-free milk, I’m not adding any sugar […]

fashion over 50, fashion for midlife women, flattering clothes, finding your style, midlife, midlife women

6 Ways to Be Successful at Clothes Shopping

Last week I received an email from a young college student very frustrated with the fashion industry. She took her grandmother clothes shopping only to return mad and confused. She believes the fashion industry designs for the young, trendy woman, and no one else. Now, this precious granddaughter has started a crusade to open the […]

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Dear Bobbi Brown – I am a Convert

It’s a painful relationship that Lee Gaitan has with her favorite cosmetics, but she will continue to be loyal anyway. Read more from Lee on her blog.   Okay, Bobbi Brown, now I’m mad! You, the savior who came to my rescue after Lancôme cavalierly turned their backs on me a few years ago, have […]

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BAM Bloggers at Midlife Attendees Guide To Nashville

Are you coming to the Bloggers at Midlife Conference in Nashville next week? This is the perfect time to visit Music City. Nashville is growing by leaps and bounds and has become a city brimming with diversity, creatives, artisans, and designers. In fact, Thrillist has named East Nashville one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in […]

fashion over 50, fashion for midlife women, flattering clothes, finding your style, midlife, midlife women

How Not to Hate Your Neck and Hands!

It is hard to believe that in just eleven days I will be leaving for Nashville and meeting many of you at the BAM conference.  Just as Julia Child looked forward to meeting Avis DeVoto, I look forward to meeting you! There are some I have been speaking online with for years…what a joy it […]

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Dude, Put a Sock On It

This post first appeared on the blog Snarkfest. I’m going to tell you the story of my senior prom date, which happened about 94 and a half years ago. I went with a guy that I was seeing, let’s call him E. E’s friends and my friends had all coupled up in the months leading […]

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Why Every Month is Heart Health Month For My Family

The following is a personal post about Tamara Grand’s family’s experience with heart disease and as such, is rather long. Tamara debated editing more, but found it oddly therapeutic to write. Why every day is heart health month at my house. Read more from Tamara Grand on her blog, Fitnitchick. In my house, we don’t wait until February […]

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The Music We Love – Rush

Mary Burris is a passionate lover of music. We’re very excited to share her informative and fun posts about music on Midlife Boulevard. To read more from Mary, check out her blog, Jingle Jangle Jungle. RUSH Starting out as a bar band in 1968 in Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and then […]