New Recipe: Almond Cake!

I was away for a while. I will start posting on my Blog again starting this week. Summer should not be an excuse for us to forget about all the healthy eating tips we’ve learned about so far ūüôā

Yes, we can enjoy warmer weather, outdoor grilling, and refreshing drinks while savoring any of the recipes that our Fabulous Shivani Satwani will be posting on her You Tube channel.  The latest one can be found here. Please share and subscribe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v856ZBAPzA8

Dessert for Everyone says Shiwani. Well done: easy and quick to make.

Tips for Brain Health!

Many of us are facing a common challenge: as we grow older we start forgetting things and people’s names. In some instances, we may have even misplaced our keys and found them later in the refrigerator: do not panic because the culprit may not be your age. I actually started to read more about brain function and I follow Jim Kwik https://jimkwik.com/about/, ¬† a well known YouTuber and memory expert, as well as other health professionals, bloggers, coaches, and scientists who focus on brain and memory power. The 3 main tips I have been applying are: 1) Detox the brain from Technology; 2) Eat for Your Brain;¬† and 3) Stay Fit and Exercise Your Brain.

Detox the Brain from Technology

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In last week’s post, I wrote about detoxing ourselves from technology. As much as technology has positively impacted certain aspects of my life, it has also made me become impatient, restless, and sleepless. Therefore, I have decided to turn off all of my news notifications on my cell. I now check Twitter and FaceBook twice or maximum 3 times a day.¬† As a¬† result of these changes, I have seen an improvement in my overall ability to focus, I feel more rested and productive.¬† During my daily work breaks, I used to check my phone: instead, I now stand up and move around for about 10 or 15 minutes. This is one tip that is part of my overall plan to become sharper, boost my¬† ability to memorize many phone numbers again, read not skim articles online, and hopefully get back to reading a full book.

Eat For Your Brain 

 

flat lay photography of three tray of foods

Christmas 2020 was a disaster. During that time, my aunt was visiting and we spent time watching Netflix, eating rich desserts, cookies, rice, fatty meats, gravy, and sauces. Since the beginning of January, I have been going easy on the carbs and stopped all the sweets and fatty food. I do not follow a strict Keto diet because I still have my daily smoothie (usually a mix of frozen berries which have lower glycemic impact than other types of fruits). My smoothie also includes organic flaxseed, protein powder, ginger (powder or a small piece), nutmeg, cinnamon powder, turmeric, and a spoon of local honey (to build immunity during high pollen season). A green smoothie is also a good option  (my favorite: 1 green apple, 2 sticks of celeri, some kale, spinach, ginger, turmeric, black pepper). If you are looking for snacks, Costco offers a lot of choices. I suggest buying, if you can, wholesale cans of sardines, tuna, salmon mixed with avocado for lunch or snack, almonds, and veggies. As you may have heard, antioxidants (leafy green vegetables and fruits,) will protect brain cells: so eat as much as you want of them. Salmon containts a lot of Omega 3 fatty acid which along with  dark chocolate or blueberries will help increase neurogenesis, an important process that helps our brain to function well and that enhances our cognitive skills.

Below are links to my favorite videos on the topic:

Kwik brain 88 with Dr Lisa Mosconi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxiAmJllp4I&t=167s

Fix your food to fix your brain with Dr. Mark Hyman & Jim Kwik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e2bFFQzom8

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Stay Fit and Exercise Your Brain 

When you exercise you will get the blood to flow to your brain. I definitely agree that physical activity improves cognitive functions. Exercising the body is thus critical but exercising your brain, testing it, putting it to work wil give your brain an even bigger boost.

A few tricks that I am sharing with you:

  • Try to memorize a few words¬† words then associate them with an image and repeat them a couple of hours later. Keep trying a few times until you remember them all.
  • Borrow from the public library or buy books about brain games
  • Learn a new activity or task, as often as you can
  • Get some puzzles, other brain teasers: they are fun and great for the brain
  • Try downloading Lumosity, an app that you can install on ythe phone, to train the¬† brain¬† https://www.lumosity.com/en/

 

Good luck! I am going to continue practicing these tips and share progress within 6 months.

 

3 Tips To Spring Clean Your Life!

Spring reminds me that Easter and my birthday are just around the corner. It is also the time to do the customary big household cleaning: move furniture around, throw away stuff, and donate to the poor and needy. Most importantly, this year I have realized that a clean body and mind are as important (even more important) than a clean house. So I will focus first on removing the bad, ugly, negative out of my life. Therefore, I’d like to share with you 3 main tips to de-clutter your life:1) Clean up your health; 2) Clean Up Your Mind: Emotionally & Spiritually; 3) Detoxify Yourself from Technology.

 

Step 1 Clean Up Your Health

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Detoxing your body is part of detoxing your life. I will never stop saying it but “health is wealth.” Without good health, no amount of de-cluttering will be adequate to pave the way to a new fresh start.

A few reminders:

  • Set up your yearly appointment with your primary care physician (PCP), dentist, and make sure to have your well woman exam
  • Cleanse, cleanse, detoxify. Each person is unique so there is no standard cleanse that I recommend. I have read that you can remove toxins from your body by stopping (for 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, or even one month) the consumption of alcohol, coffee, dairy, meats, sugar, and carbohydrates. Focus on drinking a lot of water, eat vegetables or soups made of veggies, eat fruits and water based smoothies.
  • Once you have removed the toxins, you will hopefully feel better. A clean body may help stop or reduce migraines, headaches, indigestion, water retention, and other forms of sickness.
  • Always consult with a health care professional, if necessary, because we are all different and our bodies react differently to our attempts to regulate it
 

Step 2 Clean Up Your Mind: Emotionally & Spiritually

Additionally, stress is often the result of a perturbed mind. Many key aspects of our lives do significantly contribute to harming us and cluttering our minds and souls: Work, family/friends, politics, social status, finances, technology, and religion, to name a few. So how do we de-clutter these areas?

The below list may help you:

  • Start by making time alone to think about what matters the most in your life
  • Set up a list of what makes you happy, sad, frustrated, accomplished, peaceful
  • List activities that are unfulfilling or unnecessary; remove negativity from your life by removing family members, friends, co workers, and anyone who is toxic
  • First thing in the morning: pray, meditate, and recognize what matters the most in your life. Choose wisely what brings you peace and strength.
  • Connect with the invisible. Pull that positive energy into your life via prayers, affirmations, incantations, songs, or rituals of your choice. Practice what you believe in: incense, holy water, sage, crystals, and others. Just get rid of all bad energy and smile again.
 
vase with dried herb arranged with buddha bust and sage smudge stick in bowl

 

3 Detoxify Yourself from Technology

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Many of us, unfortunately, have become addicted to a technology that was meant to simplify our lives but in fact has complicated it. 

Let’s try to regain our sanity and remember to:

  • Use the internet and social media sparingly. Misinformation runs rampant on the Internet. Information overload can trigger a depressive state
  • Clean up your social media (i.e. FB) list of friends
  • Cut in half the time spent on Instagram, TikTok, Tweeter (excluding for business purposes) is a good idea
  • Try to spend one day without any electronics: the phone, the tablets, or the TV
  • Try to use an old fashion pen and paper and write a To Do list and¬† important phone numbers¬†

As you stay away from this overpowering technology, you will have more time to find yourself and regain your inner peace. Perhaps it’s time to return to old hobbies or new activities such as volunteering, gardening, doing puzzles, playing chess, crosswords, reading or even listening to music.¬† Let’s hope that Spring will pave the way toward serenity and allow you to reach the goals you have set up for this year.¬†¬†

photo of female hand holding a bowl of green vegetables
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com
Detoxing your body is part of detoxing your life. I will never stop saying it but “health is wealth.” Without good health, no amount of de-cluttering will be adequate to pave the way to a new fresh start.

A few reminders:

  • Set up your yearly appointment with your primary care physician (PCP), dentist, and make sure to have your well woman exam
  • Cleanse, cleanse, detoxify. Each person is unique so there is no standard cleanse that I recommend. I have read that you can remove toxins from your body by stopping (for 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, or even one month) the consumption of alcohol, coffee, dairy, meats, sugar, and carbohydrates. Focus on drinking a lot of water, eat vegetables or soups made of veggies, eat fruits and water based smoothies.
  • Once you have removed the toxins, you will hopefully feel better. A clean body may help stop or reduce migraines, headaches, indigestion, water retention, and other forms of sickness.
  • Always consult with a health care professional, if necessary, because we are all different and our bodies react differently to our attempts to regulate it
 

Step 2 Clean Up Your Mind: Emotionally & Spiritually

Additionally, stress is often the result of a perturbed mind. Many key aspects of our lives do significantly contribute to harming us and cluttering our minds and souls: Work, family/friends, politics, social status, finances, technology, and religion, to name a few. So how do we de-clutter these areas?

The below list may help you:

  • Start by making time alone to think about what matters the most in your life
  • Set up a list of what makes you happy, sad, frustrated, accomplished, peaceful
  • List activities that are unfulfilling or unnecessary; remove negativity from your life by removing family members, friends, co workers, and anyone who is toxic
  • First thing in the morning: pray, meditate, and recognize what matters the most in your life. Choose wisely what brings you peace and strength.
  • Connect with the invisible. Pull that positive energy into your life via prayers, affirmations, incantations, songs, or rituals of your choice. Practice what you believe in: incense, holy water, sage, crystals, and others. Just get rid of all bad energy and smile again.
 
vase with dried herb arranged with buddha bust and sage smudge stick in bowl

 

3 Detoxify Yourself from Technology

apps blur button close up
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Many of us, unfortunately, have become addicted to a technology that was meant to simplify our lives but in fact has complicated it. 

Let’s try to regain our sanity and remember to:

  • Use the internet and social media sparingly. Misinformation runs rampant on the Internet. Information overload can trigger a depressive state
  • Clean up your social media (i.e. FB) list of friends
  • Cut in half the time spent on Instagram, TikTok, Tweeter (excluding for business purposes) is a good idea
  • Try to spend one day without any electronics: the phone, the tablets, or the TV
  • Try to use an old fashion pen and paper and write a To Do list and¬† important phone numbers¬†

As you stay away from this overpowering technology, you will have more time to find yourself and regain your inner peace. Perhaps it’s time to return to old hobbies or new activities such as volunteering, gardening, doing puzzles, playing chess, crosswords, reading or even listening to music.¬† Let’s hope that Spring will pave the way toward serenity and allow you to reach the goals you have set up for this year.¬†¬†

Should I finally Create a Vision Board?

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Vision Boards are “in” or “out?” I am asking myself just like I am asking you, the reader, to please provide your feedback in the comments section at the end of this post. Well, one answer is that it depends on who you talk to. I have been debating whether or not to create mine. At first, I thought of Vision Boards as “The new fad,” promoted by celebrities such as Oprah. Then, I decided to watch this YouTube video embedded below, because of course, why not learn from successful people?

https://www.carmaspence.com/seven-successful-people-who-use-vision-boards/

Even though their popularity has grown in the past few years, Vision Boards were first introduced in the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Rhonda-Byrne/dp/1582701709 . This book has influenced many, forcing them to believe that their lives are inextricably linked to their mode of thinking. The author insists that having a goal is not enough: thinking positively about the goal will attract good fortune. Definitely an interesting concept which I may explore in future posts. This week, however, my focus is on deciding whether or not a Vision Board will be beneficial to me and if I will ever commit to creating one.

My purpose is not to define or to guide anyone on how to make their own. There are many examples of Vision Boards, toolkit, and templates now available. You can generate ideas using Google, download an app on the iPhone app VISION BOARD at

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/vision-board/id1155742410#?platform=iphone

or visit the site Pinterest at

https://www.pinterest.com/scrappinmichele/vision-board-samples/.

I don’t think there is any best way or technique to creating a Vision Board, nor that there should be rules around building them. I have heard of “Vision Board parties” where people meet to design their own, just to later compare and rank them based on criteria such as creativity, visual appeal, or other aesthetics attributes. Yes, it can be a fun group activity amongst family and friends. In my opinion, a Vision Board should not be a vehicle for comparison but a personal tool for action and growth. If you are the type of person who needs someone, a good friend or significant other, to help you remain on track or hold yourself accountable, it’s not a bad idea to get them involved in your Vision Board mapping process and/or on your journey to accomplishing your goals. Ultimately, a Vision Board must remain a personal success tool.

In my case, the most difficult step is to start. Before the Vision Board, there was the Franklin Covey planner. I took a course many years ago about how to use their planner to improve performance. These planners were designed around setting up work schedules, priorities, and goals. In our current digital work, most of us now mostly rely on our outlook calendar or phone reminders. I personally use multiple tools and still carry an agenda everywhere, but that’s me: I try to always have a back up plan (what if my phone or computer is down? what if I miss the calendar pop up? what if I misplace my agenda?).

Yes I write down goals, just like I write doctor’s appointments, birthday reminders, to-do lists, and everything else in between. Perhaps, a Vision Board could potentially lead me to achieving some of my goals, by allowing me to visualize them. But so many goals so little time :-). Some goals may be common to many of us: health/wellness, lifestyle (a comfortable place to live in, vacation/spa time), spiritual, intellectual, or relationship centric. I have read that the Vision Board must be a unique reflection of what one person desires to accomplish, to own, to experience, or to become. Staring in elementary school, I have always made it a habit of writing down everything I needed to remember. This technique has always helped me connect ideas and memorize key concepts, terms, or ideas. Therefore, it is possible that cutting or printing pictures and linking them to specific goals and realistic dates will help me bring my goals to reality.

Sticking to my goals has never been easy. I have tried, on and off, to practice gratitude via daily meditation and affirmations which are also key components of the Law of Attraction. Before I even wrote this post, I had been debating with myself, whether or not the Vision Board would even work for me. Was it too late to create one? Wasn’t I supposed to do this at the end of last year? etc. etc. excuses, excuses, lame excuses. How many times have I bought exercise equipment or enrolled into a new course (painting, pottery, or dancing) only to drop them after a while. Maybe this time, doing it will make me feel empowered.

How will my Vision Board help me achieve my 2021 goals? I don’t know yet.

It is worth a try, just like hiring a psychologist, a life coach, or being part of a support group, may help stir someone in the right direction. I may try making a Vision Board to help me become more focused, inspired, and to connect more frequently to my goals. So I have decided to do it and I have even found a location for my Vision Board, on the wall next to my bed, where I can see it from the moment I wake up. I am not the type who thinks there is a magic potion or cure out there for every problem or situation. I cannot predict the future along with its challenges and roadblocks. I have learned the hard way that life is a compilation of great pain, losses, efforts, and lessons that can propel me into turning my biggest challenges into opportunities. Thus, I will just do it this week and will report about my progress in the future. It takes courage to face one’s own weaknesses and turn them into successes. I believe in learning and moving in the right direction. As always, I look forward to learning more from reading your comments and feedback about using Vision Boards.

Let’s go FabulousP3, YOU GOT THIS.

Wellness Wednesday!!

Why Wednesday? Because Wednesday is your bridge day, when you can either continue the journey or fall off the bus. Let’s renew ourselves, revamp the plan, learn new tips about physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness every Wednesday, along with

Fabulous @AlexandradeGroen https://www.alexandradeg.com/

and

Fabulous @MaureenForbes https://www.instagram.com/dyjyogatribe/,

According to the Global Institute of wellness, wellness is the “active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.’

You can read more at

When I first started this blog, I wrote about the importance of taking a journey toward wellness. The start of a new year is the right time to revisit this topic.

I understand, of course, the holidays may have derailed all of our plans but a new year and every new week can put us back on track. “Motivated Monday” is when we start a new diet or fitness program. On “Tepid Tuesday” we are still all excited, but a bit lukewarm. Then comes “Wobbly Wednesday” when our energy starts to fade away. On Thursday, there is “Total” excitement about the upcoming weekend. “Friday Fun” is followed by “Special Saturday” filled with scheduled time for self-care, shopping/errands/cleaning/ and some relaxing. Last but not least is “Scary Sunday,” when we worry about the upcoming week and wish for a longer weekend: at that point, we have probably forgotten about Monday’s resolution and the circle starts all over.

No worries we’ve got you. By now you must have already started or are in the process of mapping your journey, upon consulting with your health or fitness professional. There are different components to Wellness and each of us should be focusing on our own unique needs and plan. Nonetheless, the key to achieving wellness overall is to start with a healthy body and mind.

Every Wednesday, we will help you stay on course and keep you grounded on who should be the most important person in your life: You.

It’s never too late to start something new or to get back on track. Always consult with your physician before starting any program.

I have known Fabulous Alexandra de Groen since high school. Alexandra, a certified Zumba instructor, will share ideas on how to incorporate aerobics movement into your plan. I have so enjoyed Alexandra’s classes: the music is great and you get a full body workout along with improving cardiovascular fitness which is critical for our age group.

Fabulous Maureen Forbes, a certified Yoga instructor, will explain that Yoga is for all body types and all levels (toning, stretching, flexibility). Maureen (I call her Mo) believes that Yoga is for everyone: I have benefitted from my Yoga classes during the menopause years and throughout my grieving process.

https://www.dynamicyogajourney.com/

Yes Yoga is for everyone and all body types and that’s why I am sharing the link to an interesting article about Yoga and body positivity:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/body-positivity-and-diversity-in-yoga_b_57bcc4dce4b07d22cc39f9d6

Please share your thoughts, ask questions, make recommendations. We look forward to taking this journey together! Read about Alexandra de Groen and Maureen Forbes in the Fabulous Ladies Bios page:

http://fabwomenworldwide.com/fabulous-ladies-bios/

A promise to myself: to Love myself and Take Care of Myself!

Christmas Break 2020: Tears, Laughter, Smiles

Rough first Christmas without my mom. I started this blog a couple of weeks before she passed away. I still remember her encouraging words when I showed her my first post. “If that is what you like to do just do it. Bon Dieu Bon (Godwilling).” Since that fateful day, it has been quite a challenge to even turn on my personal laptop and express my thoughts in writing, until tonight.

I turned off my work laptop on December 23, 2020, to never again turn it back on until this morning January 4, 2021. This is the very first time, in over 3 decades, that I have not checked work emails while on vacation. Of course, this morning, for a brief moment :-), I could not remember my login password. Yes I completely disconnected from work: it was relaxing and helped me refocus on my priorities, on who should matter first and it is “me, myself, and I.”

During those 11 days, I spent most of my time rearranging my room, closet, preparing a few bags for charity, and Binge watching Netflix. It started with the usual Bollywood movies which usually entertain me because I love the music, dancing, and the color scheme (set, costumes, etc.). While searching for a different genre, I discovered a movie titled “Queen,” https://www.netflix.com/title/80032081, a 2013 comedy-drama about a young 24 year-old Indian girl. Rani (means “queeen” in Hindi) is her name, a naive soft spoken future bride, who is devastated when her fiance cancels the wedding. At first, I was expecting the typical plot: she would remain sad in her room, stop eating, and cry for days on. Then, maybe a new prince charming would appear and help her heal. Oops! I was wrong. Rani decided to go on her Eurpean honeymoon all by herself. I was screaming at the TV: What a jerk! You go Rani! Good for you “Queen.” Rani indeed displayed the kind of spirit that I wrote about in a previous post, the same traits that I admire in a Fabulous Woman: Fierce and Resilient. Throughout the movie, Rani has flashbacks about her time with her so called fiance. Those flashbacks reveal that she needed her fiance’s permission for any small decision. Imagine a girl, sheltered, protected by her parents and much younger brother, who decides to embark into such an adventurous trip. Throughout her journey, Rani makes new friends, becomes less inhibited while keeping her Indian values, welcomes new experiences, and reveals her courage and tenacity. If you get a chance to watch it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I would love to hear your opinion in the comments section.

After “Queen,” I was ready to start “Bridgerton,” https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398, especially upon reading the rave reviews. But I changed my mind, while flipping through Neflix, I opted for a 2011 show “New Girl” https://www.netflix.com/title/70196145 starring Zooey Deschanel, one of the main protagonists, who rents a room from three guys. The storyline follows this cast of of thirty something silly roomates/friends who live in Los Angeles and learn humorously about the meaning of true friendship, love, and finding their true calling. I was looking for something light, refreshing, a comedy that would keep me interested. “New Girl” definitely delivered and lifted my spirits. My silly laughs mixed with warm smiles were the most potent medicine for my bruised heart and depressed state of mind. After the first two episodes, I asked myself how I could have missed this show that started in 2011 and had 7 successful years until 2018 when it ended. Oh I got it, I was constantly traveling for work and the boys were still in high school. So my time was spent mostly on helping with SAT prep, campus visits, college applications, and graduation parties. Unlike ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ that got me bored at some point, it was a delight watching each and every one of about 22 episodes of season 1-6, and the 8 episodes of season 7 of “New Girl.” The only downside, the Binge watch will take longer than a weekend or two: the time spent will be worth it though. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts!

During the Pandemic and difficult moment, Netflix has brought me the much needed “Chicken Soup for the Soul” style entertainment.

Why the Tagline: Fabulous, Fierce, and Free?

When I created the FB group Fabulous women, I was thinking about each woman friend who would join me and how extraordinary each one is in her own way: yes, you who is are reading this post now. You don’t have to be glamorous, wear a shiny gown or carry an expensive purse. When you wake up, tell yourself you are and will be Fabulous today. There were times, when I was going through the worst moments in my life, that I thought spending money on myself (yes before children) would resolve everything. No mater how long I spent at the spa or shopping, I still felt like an empty vessel. Over time, I have come to realize that being Fabulous is a state of mind and no matter how rough the days can be, I will shine, move through ups and down, with the flow of life and not against it.

Many have asked why I chose the tag line: Fabulous, Fierce, and Free.

In my opinion, a Fabulous woman is not a diva, nor is she the best dressed, the skinniest, nor the wealthiest one. Being fabulous does require a certain sense of self-confidence and assertiveness. Self-confidence starts with knowing that one is an imperfect human being. Once I accepted myself with my mistakes, failures, and weaknesses, I was able to turn a page, stop the self-blame game, and move toward a more fulfilling existence. Endowed with this self-confidence, I am becoming who I was meant to be, who I want to be, and I am living my best life. Being fabulous is a not a function of how one looks like outwardly: it is how one radiates from the inside out. In order to be fabulous, one needs to be healthy in mind, body, and soul. It is a daily endeavor and a never ending effort to practice gratitude for being such an amazing human being (I don’t care if others don’t think I am). Please, find the time to gaze and look in awe at who should matter the most, the one in the mirror and tell her : “Darn you are Fabulous, Lady. I am Fabulous.”

From Fabulous to Fierce. To be Fierce does not require that one becomes aggressive, rude, or conceited. Oh yes, a woman will be called the “B” word for being fierce, because being fierce is a manifestation of her assertiveness. I have become unassuming, confident in my abilities (yet I am still wary at times), but I have decided to be true to myself and to uphold my own values. It is not an easy task because it has meant cutting the chords from negativity and from those who wanted to pull me into the holes they have digged for themselves. Being fierce can also be scary, especially when one’s fierceness threatens the status quo. Societal’s expectations of a woman remain very much antiquated: docility, obedience, acquiescence, or complete submission. I hope and urge you, “us women,” to never despair even when we feel trapped (work, personal or family relationship, marriage, financial issues, health issues, or else). If you are still afraid: time to temporarily put down the remote, the self-help books, the cell phone, the noise: make a bold move and take a leap of faith. You owe it to yourself: you are fierce and full of fire. Loving yourself is the right thing to do.

Keep the Lights of Passion Burning

Being Free is a state of mind as much as it is an expression of my newfound or “evolving” personal journey. No one gave me my freedom. I took it, decided to own it and to liberate myself from the fence I had built up around my own mind. To be free is to live passionately: we women already know what our passions are. Sometimes, we just relegate our passions because we feel compelled to please others. If you have been ignoring your true calling, what truly fulfills you, it is never too late sto start brainstorming. Your passion list is not a bucket list: a bucket list is a wish list. Your passion will emerge from activities you don’t feel obligated to do but that you feel wholesome about. It is time to liberate ourselves from our fears, self doubt, anxiety, and find out what makes you or “me, myself, and I” happy. Good luck Fabulous, Fierce, and Free woman.

Reinvent Yourself

Upgrade Your Passions or Life Style

Reignite your Love Life

Reinvigorate your Career or Change Career

Today is always a Good Day, At Any Time, or At Any Age

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My First Fabulous Post!

My first post is of course why I decided to Blog: simple, I love to write, so I told myself “Now or Never.” I have never dreamed of being a literary scholar or of writing any best-seller. Nevertheless, writing has always been my favorite avenue to channel my emotions, feelings, and share my thoughts. Along with photography and filmography, the purpose of writing is to seal life‚Äôs experiences and memorialize them.

Why this blog? In 2015, as my children were in college, I suddenly realized I had more free time to connect with friends on Facebook (FB). I decided to create a community for women to be supportive of each other, laugh, and be informed. I added some friends with whom I shared a certain sense of humor, then friends invited other friends, and family members. Yes, this is how Fabulous Women, a private FB page, started.

The idea of moving to a blog was at first exciting but scary. Quick funny posts or pics worked well on the FB page; but longer posts not so much. I will be posting at least weekly about topics that I hope you will find interesting, thought- provoking, and entertaining.

So here we are. This Blog will allow me to share more about topics of interest. it is about You every day woman, of all ages, ethnicities, race, wherever you are: Mothers, Sisters, Cousins, Grandmothers, Aunts, Friends, from all corners of the world who carry our societies and whose influence remain often ignored, devalued, or unappreciated.

This blog is for you Women of all ages: Think of yourself as unique and phenomenal because  I am, You are, We are:

FABULOUS
FIERCE
FREE

Along with a variety of topics (you can find more in the “About” Section), I will elaborate as to the meaning of these 3 key words listed above, in my upcoming posts‚Ķ.

Welcome Fabulous!
This Blog is about You
This blog is about US

Let’s take this journey together.

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