50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Warning: Empty Nest Approaching

Warning: Empty Nest Approaching Are you feeling anxious, sad or even a little depressed about your children leaving home? This can be a common symptom of empty nest syndrome and it is especially tough on women who have given up everything to take care of their family. They start to wonder what their purpose is in the world and what is next for them. Sometimes they feel as though they are not in touch with who they are, separate from role of Mom. Many women find themselves lost and afraid, unsure of what their value is now. Without their role as caretaker they feel that their life purpose has been lived and they aren’t sure what is next. They know that they want something to look forward to but they aren’t sure what that something is. This is a time for reflection and reinvention.  And in fact, this can be an amazing transitional point in a woman’s life where she will start to make choices based on how she wants to spend the next years. Many women figuratively and literally start to clean out their closets in order to decide what stays and what goes. Now that our children don’t need us in the same way, we have to redefine who we are-not so much from a place of doing but from a place of being-not more movement but less. This” beingness” will allow us to fully engage in life instead of wanting to control it. This is a place from which you will start to decide what you will say yes to and what you will say no...

Make-up Tips – To make your second half even more smokin’ hot

My daughter Shana Christoforo is a Boston based make-up artist and I have asked her to share some smokin’ hot tips for the 50+ woman on how to apply make-up so that she looks gorgeous and feels confident! Here are Shana’s tips:   1. Tight lining: One of my favorite tricks for opening the eye up, is “tight lining” or “lash lining.”  The truth is, as we age, eye lids become droopier. For the woman on the go, it can  result in looking tired. I like to “tight line” to open up the eyes up and make my  clients look more alert and awake. Create a tight line by using an eye pencil and  creating strokes in between lashes until all the strokes form a line. What this does,  is it creates contrast between the white of the eye and your lash line, and opens  the eyes up! A favorite eye liner of mine to use for tight lining, is Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide on eye pencil! I find that it’s easy to use, and doesn’t dry up like most eyeliner pencils tend to do.  2. Glowy Skin: Nothing screams “fountain of youth” more than beautiful glowing skin. As our skin ages, we tend to become more dry. While proper skincare is so important, I love certain products that bring out that dewy look. A liquid highlighter does just the trick. Apply to areas you want to give that soft glow to: forehead, cheeks, under eyes, bridge of nose and chin. A great highlighter to use, after foundation application, is Benefit Cosmetics “High Beam.” It works wonders and brings...

Happy Birthday Hoda Kotb: Reinvention of the 50+ Female

I am so proud to be part of a generation of women who literally changed the world and the way that women operate in it. I remember the days when women didn’t have as many opportunities to choose from. As a teen ager in the 70’s I was part of the generation of women who transitioned from the traditional role model of stay at home Mom to Superwoman, doing it all-while working twice as hard as men to prove their value in the workplace. Our daughters have no idea how many opportunities we opened up for them. And it seems as though this generation of women just keeps getting better. As we show the world what 50+ looks like, it is exciting to see that we are as energetic and vibrant as we were in our youth. But the best part is that we bring the wisdom of our life’s trials and tribulations as we pioneer the face of what the 50+ female looks like to the world in 2014. And this wisdom helps us to come from a place where we use our passion to fuel a life that is more meaningful. Women in their 50’s and older are reinventing themselves by choosing to create the next phase of their life in a way that is authentic and purposeful. They aren’t as concerned with “fitting in.” Age has a way of helping us let go of caring what everyone thinks about our decisions. They realize that time is running out to create the life they want and their desire for pleasing others has become trumped by their desire...