This week Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is hosting Fashion FLash. She is that rare professional that is passionate about making us all healthier. She has over 50 videos on exercise and diet to cover every age and situation. Her blog posts cover food, exercise and health issues in a way that is both accurate and understandable. You have not lived until you watch her rapping about the dangers of salt. Not only is it entertaining, it breaks down important medical info that may just save your life.
This week Janise of Mama in Heels is hosting Fashion Flash. Her beautiful site neve fails to delight me. She is an acitve engaged mom who uses her reasl lifeactivities to demonstrate real life fashion, food and beauty needs. One of my favorite features is her budget fashion posts. For $100 she goes shopping to come up with OOTD for a wide range of occasions. Too many fashion blogs feature very expensive clothing for which they have have affiliate links. Janise picks the best options for the lowest price so that you can look your personal best.
This week Sheila of Painted Ladies is hosting Fashion Flash. She has one of the sharpest eyes on the web. She spots new beauty and fashion trends months before they become popular and separates the best from the not so good.
Most of us know the edelweiss flower from a Sound of Music song but in real life it is a powerful mountain flower and has been part of alpine home remedies for centuries. Teas and salves compounded with edelweiss have been used to relieve chest pains, arthritis, digestive problems, bronchitis and even cancer. Eueopean mountain villagers knew that edelweiss based care just worked. In recent years researchers have demonstrated that this yellow and white flower works because it contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals.
This daisy like flower grows in montain regions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It blooms only in August and September and has become so popular that in 2004 Switzerland created plantations of edelweiss to meet the demand. A few years later it was declared a protected species.
This week Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion FLash. When we were young our dreams were well defined. We had mental check lists– love, marriage, children, a great job– we ticked these off as years went by. But what we never saw coming was the lack of a map for the second half of our lives– when our children were grown, when grandchildren moved away, when our jobs ended. Enter Second Lives Club, an incredible site to help make the second half of our lives as rich and meaningful as the first half. This site profiles women who have made a successful transition and these stories are always inspiring.
This week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash. Most travel sites are are aimed at families or millenials. They offer solid advice, but not for us. Glamour Granny Travels has the adventure and style that a woman of a certain age dream about when they plan a trip.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Pretty Sick by Caitlin Kiernan
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This week the incredible Barbara Hannah Grufferman of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. She is an inspiration to women over 50, demonstrating how to make the second half of her life even better than the first half. She searches out the best in health fashion fitness and beauty for women who looking to redefine aging. Need proof? This weekend, she is running in her fifth NYC Marathon. Lets all wish her a great run!
Fashion Flash Book Review: Fictionally Fabulous by Anne K. Higgins
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Tumeric is a vivid yellow root that has been use dfor centuries to season food and heal the body. Popular in South Asian cuisone, tumeric has been part of medica care since 600 BC. It is a multi-talented spice that valued valued for its ability to reduce inflammation warts and acne. It even was a standard care for wound healing after battles.
Modern research has shown that this spice is an effective antioxidant, anti bacterial and even has anti-cancer fighting abilities. It is used to treat burns, insect bites, eczema psoriasis and skin ulcers. That’s a pretty impresive list– and if something is that good there is usually a downside– and its true with tumeric.
The brilliant yellow color of this effective spice can cause problems for certain skin … Continue Reading…