Blog Posts by Yana Berlin

  • Organize your home in 15 minutes or less.

    For the last few years Thursday's have been my favorite day.

    Every time I walk through my front door to find my house immaculately clean I find myself automatically distressed, content and happy.

    Now, don't get me wrong, my house is usually clean. However, we have so much "family traffic" that unless you have someone cleaning up through out the day every day, it's impossible to have it always looking spotless.

    We usually have at least 10 people at our dinner table, and at least that many teenagers in and out of the house on a daily basis. With access to a cleaning lady only once a week, this system is imperative in up keeping a clean and vibrant household.

    That's where my "Get Organized System" comes in.

    Follow these simple steps only 15 minutes a day to have your house organized in 20 days or less.

    No one plans to fail, we just fail to plan.


    1. Make a plan of what needs to be done for the next 14 days.

    Write down what supplies you will need such as

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  • The Battle Of The Buldge

    The battle of the bulge continues to tickle all of us. While we all try to eat healthy and try to incorporate an exercise plan into our busy lives, many off us fall of the wagon and become depressed when the scale tips in the wrong direction.

    Many of you are familiar with Debra Roy's column Better Every Year. Debra lost over forty pounds by following a sensible diet plan and an exercise regime for the last few years. I've been following her column for the last month and somehow along the way, I got hooked. For the last several weeks not only have I been eating healthy, but I'm actually feeling guilty if I miss a day at the gym, or if I don't log my food.

    At this stage of our lives we cannot get any younger, but we can definitely get much stronger. In the last three weeks I have lost six pounds. Six pounds in my book is not a big deal, I can easily lose six pounds a week, and just as easily gain eight in the next few days that follow. My weight fluctuates by seven pounds and

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  • Are you raw at 40?

    It used to be that when you turned 40 in Hollywood your acting career was pretty much brought to a halt, Demi Moore along with many other actresses are rapidly changing that by looking their absolute best well over 40. Of course looking your best and feeling like a million bucks comes with a high price tag, called - a very strict diet of raw foods.

  • Fabulously40 and Beyond

    Forty is fabulous! After years of putting others first, I have finally grasped the concept that my life belongs to me. As a young woman, I lived for the approval of others. If I was just pretty enough or did enough for others, I thought, the whole world would like and accept me. Now I know that I no longer need to impress the whole world; I just need to impress me. I still love being beautiful, but it no longer defines who I am. Instead, I have embraced my imperfections and found my talents. I have converted my dreams into goals, and have begun to achieve them one by one. And I now enjoy a new level of comfort with who I am and what I can achieve in life.

    As a wife, mother, businesswoman, friend, daughter, sister and granddaughter, the demands on my time never end. However, I no longer strive to be Superwoman because I have learned that when I take time for myself, I don't take from others. Instead, I add to their wellbeing as well as my own. I now know that when I love

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