Fifty may be the new thirty, but many women continue to struggle with getting older. It seems that after we turn twenty-one, women stop looking forward to birthdays. But, with each number comes more wisdom and different types of beauty. If you live your life as best as you can, exercise regularly, and keep a positive attitude, why not embrace what is to come in the future? Instead of concentrating on how your face may have changed or how those skinny jeans don't quite fit as well anymore, focus on what a wonderful, fulfilled life you have lived thus far and continue to look forward. If you aren't happy with something, take action to change it. Or, more importantly, simply accept it. Either way, one of your priorities before you leave this Earth should be to be happy in your own skin. Take note from the many fabulous women over fifty: Elle MacPherson, Michelle Pheifer, Angela Bassett, Helen Mirren, Ellen Barkin, Jane Seymour…the list goes on and on. Be proud of your age and set anRead More »from Suffering from Ageism?
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For anyone who is looking to get healthy or be inspired, pick up The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. This is not your typical diet book, but rather a simple, straightforward approach to eating the right way and living a healthy lifestyle. Kimberly Snyder is a nutritionist to the stars and creator of the glowing green smoothie. One of her smart suggestions is eating light to heavy; for instance, eat fruit BEFORE a meal to avoid what she calls a "traffic jam". She also writes about alternative sources for protein and how to keep our body beautiful from the inside out. http://www.FedeBelle.com/
"Outer beauty is a reflection of inner health" - Kimberly Snyder
With all of the setbacks, distractions and negativity surrounding us today, it is easy to lose sight of our goals. Remind yourself that you only have one life to live and that you are worthy of happiness. What is holding you back from feeling beautiful and living a beautiful life? Change your attitude and start focusing on all of the positive things that you have to offer and all of the great things that are around you. You don't ever want to look back on your life with regrets, wondering how things could have been. Write down what you cannot change- for instance, how tall or short you are or what kind of family you were born into - and learn to accept it. Then, write down the things that you CAN change, focus on them, and take action. Find motivation, surround yourself with good people and start taking initiative to feel and live a beautiful life. http://www.FedeBelle.com/
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
No matter who you are or at what phase you are in life, the world is hectic. It's fast-paced and filled with responsibility, routine and emotion. That is what I love about taking trips to places I have never been to before; it allows me to take a step back, reflect and realize how vast and beautiful the world is and how insignificant my problems are. I went on my first cruise a year ago today, and came back with such admiration for the places I had visited. There were a variety of different cultures and beautiful sceneries that I was fortunate enough to experience. It made for a great reminder of what is most important in life. Not everyone can afford to take a vacation, but it is important to take a step back when you can and smell the roses.
"The more of the world we see, the richer we become."http://www.FedeBelle.com/
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This book is honest and down-to-earth, just like the author. Maria Menounos stresses about the importance of organization and gives advice on products and clothes, as well as relationships and nutrition. The Every Girl's Guide to Life is an enjoyable read for all women of any age.
"Embrace 'the sunshine committee': friends, family or other individuals who are positive and full of 'sunshine' should be sought out and embraced" - Maria Menounos
Regardless of marital status, there is one basic, but essential rule every woman should follow: Guard your personal Information! Never trust anyone with your personal information and always keep it in a safe place. This includes your social security number, credit card number, bank and savings account information, etc. Do not allow a person to trick you into giving them this information either, even if that person promises to be "careful" or to pay you back. Have a written, notarized agreement if you do allow someone to borrow a significant amount of money from you -no matter who the person is. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
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Frame every so-called disaster with these words "In 5 years, will this matter?"
Have you ever felt helpless in a situation, and perhaps as though you could not overcome it no matter what you did? Before you get anxious and worry yourself, think: "is this worth getting all worked up over? In 5 years, will this even matter?" By asking yourself these questions, you are able to see the bigger picture and realize that it may just be a small bump in the road that you will look back on and laugh about. Keep strong and stay positive, because seldom are things permanent. Remember, this too shall pass.
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This weekend is Mother's Day and in honor of my own mother, I thought I would share a quality of hers that has meant so much to me growing up; her positive reinforcement. I believe every little girl (or boy) should be told that they are beautiful, even if they are not. Throughout my "awkward stages", my mom never hesitated to tell me how beautiful I was. She never put me or my siblings down. If we made her a drawing that looked like a bunch of scribbles, she'd tell us it was a masterpiece. If someone picked on us in school, she always knew the right words to comfort us. Not once has she ever discouraged or gave negative feedback, and for that I am truly thankful. That nurturing quality in a parental figure is what molds kids into confident individuals, who are accepting of others and who are not afraid to ask questions. http://www.fedebelle.com/