Are you one of those who thinks that once Monday rolls around, your body, mind and spirit belong to the world — work, family, friends, community — with nothing left over for you. Yes? Well, guess what? I’m on a mission to get you to think about Mondays in a whole new way. Mondays are your new ‘Self-Care’ day so you have time to take care of yourself, no matter what’s going on, to feel strong, energetic and calm for the rest of the week.

Too hard, you say? Try this: Instead of being sucked right into “life” on Monday morning, how about scheduling some “me time” to get a massage after work, a mani/pedi during lunch, a glass of wine with girlfriends, or just take a pleasant walk for an hour. There are a lot of simple “micro” ways you can create your very own ‘Self-Care Monday’ that will bring you up and brighten your day, just when you’re starting to feel overwhelmed.

This week, the amazing women of FASHION FLASH — the best online mini-mag for women 40+ — bring you lots of ideas to feel pretty and be fabulous every day of the week, starting with today — ‘SELF-CARE MONDAY‘!

But enough chit-chat! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and devote the next hour to YOU . . . reading through some of the best blogs you’ll see this week. And remember, if you like what you read, share with your girlfriends! You know what to do — just click on the pretty pink links and start reading!


Since up to 70% of skin aging is due to sun exposure, Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has a new MD-approved tip to easily increase sun protection.


Society Wellness shares the classic rules of food combining. Apply these rules to any diet philosophy you follow for an extra boost of energy and digestibility.



Inka of Glamour Granny Travels shows you the latest hotspot on the fashionable Greek island of Mykonos. (You’ll want to book your tickets right now!)



Your eyes are too important to take for granted which is why Lisa at Beauty Info Zone is thrilled to have discovered Avene Intense Eye Makeup Remover. This fabulous product is gentle yet gets the job done!
Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is sharing her new lightweight, colorful crossbody with RFID technology to prevent credit card info theft, a great souvenir from her trip to Savannah!
Sheila from Painted Ladies shares 5 reasons to fall in love with ColourPop Cosmetics.  
If your skin is dry from the long hot summer, Prime Beauty has a solution for you. The Farmhouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion is steeped in coconut milk and infused with passion fruit. It deeply hydrates dry skin and smells divine!
Do you know what’s crawling in your makeup? Jackie Silver Style has the squirmy details. Yikes!
Have you ever thought of traveling solo? It can be a life changing experience! Hear more on this topic from
an American expat and solo luxury traveler on Ladies Road Map Podcast!


And don’t forget to order your very own copy of my newest book (published by National Geographic, no less!) right here!



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