Measure Your Life After 60

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As published in Sixty and Me It’s rare that you have time to measure your life and take your personal growth temperture. Self-reflection is a considered a luxury these days instead of a necessity. You rush from pillar to post and the minutes tick by until the end of the day when you literally fall […]

Vulnerability and the Art of Family Maintenance

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As published in The Huffington Post, January 6, 2015 I was walking the dogs with my daughter-in-law while on our family’s winter ski vacation, and we happened on a discussion of the three most serious stressors in life. In the freezing afternoon, as the sun and the barometer were dipping, Carli and I were trying […]

Living With Swag

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Last weekend I was buying shoes for one of my grandchildren – the 4 year old – and he said to me, “Hey, Gran, I’m getting new shoes with swag.” I looked at my son cluelessly and asked, “What’s swag?” “Mom, don’t you know swag?” he asked incredulously. “It means stylish and all that goes […]

Don’t Settle For Less: Dine On Caviar

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Last week the New York Times had an interview with Gloria Steinem on the occasion of her 80th birthday. When asked if she had any regrets, she said: “It’s not that I would do anything different. It’s that I’d do things faster.” When Ms Steinem, one of my role models, candidly wished she would have […]

Kick Butt Every Day

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I was talking to my bestest friend today and we both said the same thing at the same time: Kick Butt Every Day and give that day the best of who you are. We were drinking our TGIF margaritas after I gave him a tango lesson as is our usual ritual at the end of the […]

Lessons My Mother Taught Me For Lifelong Vitality

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Texas Women In Business, a business group  in Austin, Texas, provided me the opportunity to present a program on lessons my mother taught me for lifelong vitality. I have always been truly inspired by my amazing mother, Estelle Moran. Estelle lived a fully creative and empowering life. My mother taught me many lessons throughout my […]

The Power of Intention

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Given all that I have attempted to learn in my long life, all that I have hopefully learned, all that I have applied to my life’s path to a greater or less extent, there have been two most important precepts that I keep close to me:  the first is that living in the present, in […]