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HOPE — It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

I’ve never been a doom and gloom type. Never. I know things can get pretty bleak and very complicated—I see that. And still. Still. I’ve always held onto hope. Hope (according to dictionary.com) is “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” That definition doesn’t…

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Interview With Robyn Strauss

Robyn Strauss is a fitness and health enthusiast who teaches fun, inclusive exercise classes for all levels. Now teaching exclusively in Wynmoor Village, a 55+ community, Robyn took time out of her busy day to speak with me about fitness as we age and the importance of finding a fitness routine that you love. (Robyn…

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Interview With April Brucker

April Brucker! I can’t say that name without smiling—which is a good thing because April is kind, warm, a ball of energy and a comedian! Please join me in conversation with this wonderfully unique, amazingly determined woman! (There’s even a visit from one of her puppets!) And remember to watch April in Vegas … and…

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Say NO to Body Shame–Yours and Mine

Okay. I’ll admit it. I’ll confess. Sometimes, when I see plus-sized models, I snicker. Out loud. Sometimes, I comment. It’s never a nice comment. I’m not proud. I’m actually ashamed. And … but … that’s the last thing I should be. “Why?” you might ask. “Diane, that’s awful of you!” you might say. “You—who claim…

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Interview With Rebecca Kuder

Rebecca Kuder is a courageous writer, a woman who looks at the tough stuff in her life–and women’s lives–and doesn’t shy away! (Check out her essays “Hot Thing” and “Hot Thing #2 (2:30 a.m.)”  about menopause!) We talked about her writing, about mental health, about trauma, about bodies–and the importance of addressing one’s inner critic–literally.…

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What Can I Offer?

What Can I Offer? Hi everyone! I wanted to connect with you again in February. February’s a short month but has historically been the hardest for me—so cold, so dark, so “I’m so over winter!” February is much kinder now that I’ve moved to Florida, but I’ve been missing you all, so here I am!…

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Interview With Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis is an award-winning author of fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay—and everything in between. She has a wide body of work, including eight books and numerous essays, short stories, and poems, which have been published in the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Salon, The Rumpus, The…

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Interview With Meryl Koslow

Meryl Koslow is an amazing woman with tremendous confidence and positive energy. She has definitely been on a rediscovery journey and has become a very successful real estate professional who is in love with her career and her life–and is not planning on slowing down any time soon! Meryl has generously shared her thoughts on…

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From Giving Thanks … To Giving

Happy December everyone! December!!! Can you believe it’s already December? Another year flown by. This year felt different to me. Personally, it was a year of tremendous change and growth—I moved from New York to Florida—huge! My writing life has thrived: I wrote several hundred pages of my novel! (I hope to complete the first…

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Interview With Melissa Ostrom

Melissa Ostrom. She’s an artist—on the page, in the pottery studio, in her garden, and in her kitchen. She loves to create beautiful things that nurture. I am a huge fan of her work. I’ve read her two published novels and much of her shorter fiction; I’ve ordered her lovely pots as gifts for myself,…

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