Random Thoughts

The Reinvention Intervention

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Today’s 21st-century question: When did women of a certain age all agree that we need to “reinvent” ourselves? I must have missed the text. It isn’t my imagination. Hop onto any website’s homepage, and you’ll find some channel or thread that offers dozens of articles, tips, lists, […]

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Top 11 Ways to Be Happy

March 20th is International Happiness Day, and that’s cause for celebration! I wasn’t always happy. In fact, I spent most of my life vaguely depressed, crabby, and insecure. But for the past few years, I’ve really, really worked at being happy, and I’ve found there are a few secrets that make it so much easier: […]

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Permission to Recover…Granted!

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the image of the hard-working career person as someone who only sleeps five hours a night, starts work at 5 in the morning, and continues late into the evening—someone who’s always working, even during “recreational” time: golfing, fishing, socializing at the bar, attending conferences. It […]

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On Sisterhood, Stretch Marks and Scars

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger When I was 16 years old, I had major surgery on my kidneys, which left me with an enormous, obvious scar. It starts in the middle of my back and winds around my waist to my abdomen. There were no fade creams in 1975; I applied cocoa […]

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12 Things I Have Learned from Working at Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, social media and content editor at Rodale I’ve had the pleasure of working at Rodale for almost two years now. In that time, I’ve edited hundreds of blogs on health, fitness, wellness, the environment, sustainability, and life in general. Needless to say, the experience has taught me a lot and […]

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A Window into My World

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, “Nope I don’t have a blog in me.” And so we ran someone else’s blog. Now Wednesday is coming up, and I’m thinking of blogs, and it’s all still sort of jumbled up in my head. I’m trying to think […]

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Don’t Make Me Hide You

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Neologism of the day: Domamehy, pronounced “doh’-may-me-hi.” No, this isn’t a new menu item at Nobu, nor is it the new hot class at Equinox. It’s a shortcut to the prevailing thought I seem to have these days whenever I spend time reading my Facebook newsfeed. It’s a […]

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Sex Not Food

Sex, not food? What, I’m sure you’re wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, among other things. But with Valentine’s Day coming up, I got to thinking about how I too often see, in my own life and in the lives […]

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