Women Over 40 News: Fashion Flash

Women Over 40 News

Fashion Flash

Women Over 40 News: It’s Fashion Flash Monday! Our host today is Jodell from BlackCatPlus. Her site is a real find for plus size women for fabulous fashion, beauty and more.

The rest of us Fashion Flashers give you the latest and greatest in women over 40 news for end of summer fashion, beauty, health & fitness to help you feel and look your best! Check us out.

 

 

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Are you stressed? You might relate to this Fabulous Forever Q & A.

Dear Mirabai,
I am in a high stress job. I exercise at the gym at work at least 3 times a week.  I try not to bring work home with me but I am always tense and I have trouble sleeping at night. My mind is racing. Warm milk hasn’t worked, bubble baths make me more tense and I don’t want to take drugs. Any ideas?
Stressed

Dear Stressed,
You are not alone. Stress is one of the main contributors to aging and disease.
It sounds like you have a build-up of stress so it’s important to relieve tension at work as well as when you are trying to fall asleep.
Try this breathing exercise at work and then again as you are lying in bed. It should help relax you and slow down your thoughts. Start with taking a breath and holding it for three seconds and then exhaling. Repeat and hold for 4 seconds and continue each time holding a second longer until you get to ten seconds. After the last breath, keep your eyes closed and focus on a peaceful memory. A place or time when you felt most relaxed. Stay there as long as you can or at night until you fall asleep.

 Send your Fabulous Forever questions to: askmirabai@movingfree.com

For at home exercise programs for women over 40 visit www.mirabaiholland.com

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Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashToday’s Fashion Flash host is Cindy from PrimeBeauty for women over 40. Cindy’s site is chock full of info, beauty products and deals. Check out her Frugal Friday featuring affordable, effective beauty products and giveaways. You are sure to find something to help you be fabulous inside and out.

Fashion, Beauty, Fitness & More

The rest of us Fashion Flash experts are busy writing about all the best in fashion, beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle for women over 40!

Here is another Q & A from askmirabai@movingfree.com

Q. Dear Mirabai,
I am in fairly decent shape at 56. I stay active and exercise. What does it mean when I hear my bones sometimes ‘crack’ when I do some movements?  I do not ever feel pain. Will the exercise help and maybe stop the popping?
Barbara

A. Exercise is good for both the body and mind, but it probably won’t stop the popping.  People of all ages and fitness levels experience that popping sound and it doesn’t necessarily indicate any abnormal condition.
Your joints are lubricated with a substance called synovial fluid. It contains nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide gasses. The popping sound is actually bubbles of those gasses escaping when you move your joints. This is normal and nothing to worry about. But people who feel pain at those moments should consult their doctors. They may have arthritic joints due to the loss of cartilage.

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Fabulous Forever: A State Of Mind Not Connected To Youth

Fabulous Forever Fabulous Forever, a state of mind.

Fabulous Forever is the underlying goal of all the fitness classes I teach. Fabulous Forever is not connected to youth. It’s that peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are doing the best you can with what you’ve got; and moving toward the ultimate you.

I’ve been working out of town lately so I had to take a hiatus from my regular teaching schedule. But I really miss my ladies.
So when I got back, I invited a bunch of them out for a fabulous forever tea party. I thought for a minute the dessert part was a bad idea when a couple of them wouldn’t eat a piece of cake in front of me. But when I dug in, moderately of course, the fabulous forever party got started in earnest.
Ever the moderator, I asked them each to share things that were important in their lives over the past year and were they still feeling fabulous forever?
As we went around the circle, they spoke of getting pregnant, daughter’s weddings, losing your job, becoming a gym rat, outliving heart disease, surviving menopause, the joy of grandchildren, and a trip to China.
Maybe because I was their host, the conversation drifted toward how getting fit had changed their lives and had been their key to feeling fabulous forever.
They shared stories about feeling invisible, not sexy, not pretty, having no energy and feeling like a lump. One remembered showing up in my office, tearing her hair out saying my doctor told me I need to do something, I’ve got serious health issues, but I hate to exercise. What do I do?
She said, I told her “I’m going to give you exercise you can look forward to instead of dread.”
Most of my work is done with women who haven’t been active in a while. My coaching style is to start people wherever they may be physically and emotionally and get them moving, gently, and pleasantly. If the first experience is pleasant, you’ll want a second and the third and so on. Sustainability is the key to fitness success. And that’s what happened with these ladies. But something else remarkable happened too.

Here’s the Fabulous Forever Part

They told me getting fit had given them the self confidence to pursue things they would never have dared to try; that the change in their bodies had kindled a change in the way they saw themselves. Instead of feeling invisible they felt fabulous, and it had spilled over into the rest of their lives. As much as I would love to take all the credit for this transformation, I think that it boils down to healthy body, healthy mind;
Getting fit was the key that unlocked the door to their potential.

Now they can be Fabulous Forever!

For more about Fabulous Forever visit www.fabulousforever..com
Pretty cool huh?

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashFashion Flash this week is hosted this week by Pam Lutrell. Her Over 50 Feeling 40 Blog inspires confidence and cultivates a joyous stylish self image. Strength, positive body image and Fashion are just a click away.

Just a click away too are all our Fashion Flash Bloggers.
We’re here for you with everything Fashion, Beauty, Health and of cours Shopping.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis week my site Moving Free With  Mirabai is hosting Fashion Flash. We’ve expanded our Fabulous Fashion Flash team and it is my pleasure to introduce you to Melanie of Society Wellness, Josephine of Chic At Any Age, Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 and MaryL and Caryl of Second Lives Club.

Click in and enjoy our latest Fashion Flash posts for Women Over 40. We hope to empower you to feel and look your best!

 

 

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 Something many of us over 40 don’t like to discuss but do experience is thinning hair.  There is good news, however. Prime Beauty has found AVIVA, an excellent hair supplement that will  make your tresses longer, thicker and stronger. Read about it an track her progress!

 

 

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 We all have our favorite products we can’t live without. Check out what Fab Over Forty is loving right now

 

 

 

JPG_Aging BackwardshRlogo-_4-14Has one woman discovered the real fountain of youth? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com introduces you to real food. real life and its products.


 

 

 

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Which is better for your skin– Retin A or antioxidants?  Deb  of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  has the answer.

 

 

 

society-wellness BANNER_FASHION FLASHWe have a summer challenge for everyone! If you are still consuming soda, pop, diet drinks, colored sports beverages, time to give those up! Society Wellness shares how Soda Sabotage is robbing you of optimal health.

 

 

 

 

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DivaDebbi LOGOThe annual Costume Institute Gala,  is fashion’s biggest night out of the year. This year, it was renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center. As is tradition, DivaDebbi weighed in on the good, the bad and the fugly.

 

 

BARBARA G BEST OF New LogoPositive Living advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman wants every woman to know that May is NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH! And, she wants to share some key tips for keeping osteoporosis far, far away . . . for good!

 

 

 

OVER 50 FEELING 40_FASHION FLASHPam of Over 50 Feeling 40  explores the impact of body  image on our lives.

 

 

 

 

CHIC AT ANY AGE LOGO_Fachion FlashHow to step out of winter neutrals and prepare for the lighter brighter colours of spring. Inspired by pink and white flowers in the market of St.Tropez combining pink and pale neutrals like a chic French woman.

 

 

 

 

www.blackcatplus.com_-300x99Lace proves to be a plus size fashion staple trend this season

 

 

It’s time to take advantage of the warming weather and bring your fitness outdoors. Next time you are out for a walk try stopping to do these easy strength exercises.

 

For more women’s exercise programs visit www.mirabaiholland.com

 

 

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashOur Fashion Flash host this week is Jodell Raymond, Fashion Diva and author of the Plus Size Fashion  Her site BlackCatPlus provides latest fashion news, clothes and info specially for Plus Size Women over 40. As for the rest of us Fashion Flashers, this week we provide the best and latest in Beauty, Fashion, Health and Fitness info.  Check us out!

 

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis week’s Fashion Flash host is cutting edge beauty expert and writer Deborah Chase. Her site, No Nonsense Beauty Blog is your premiere destination for everything 40 plus beauty minus the nonsense. 

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And don’t forget the rest of us Fashion Flash Bloggers. We’ve got fashion, health, beauty and shopping just a click away. 

I often answer emails from women over 40 who have questions about all sort of lifestyle issues. So here is one I’d like to share with you that is a common problem for many of us!

Question: I am in a high stress job. I exercise at the gym at work at least 3 times a week.  I try not to bring work home with me but I am always tense and I have trouble sleeping at night. My mind is racing. Warm milk hasn’t worked, bubble baths make me more tense and I don’t want to take drugs. Any ideas?
Stressed

Answer: You are not alone. Stress is one of the main contributors to aging and disease.
It sounds like you have a build-up of stress so it’s important to relieve tension at work as well as when you are trying to fall asleep.
Try this breathing exercise at work and then again as you are lying in bed. It should help relax you and slow down your thoughts. Start with taking a breath and holding it for three seconds and then exhaling. Repeat and hold for 4 seconds and continue each time holding a second longer until you get to ten seconds. After the last breath, keep your eyes closed and focus on a peaceful memory. A place or time when you felt most relaxed. Stay there as long as you can or at night until you fall asleep.

If you have a question please feel free to send it to askmirabai@movingfree.com

 

 

 

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash

It’s Fashion Flash Monday! I’m delighted to be hosting our 40+ women’s Fashion Flash this week. We, Fashion Flashers give you the latest, and greatest fashion, beauty, health, and fitness info, tips and deals. Check us out and let us know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best way to achieve health goals is to track your progress.  Menopause Makeover.com has free essential planner downloads so you can start the new year with tools that support your success!

 

 

Did you watch the Golden Globes and have a favorite beauty look worn by the celebrities over 40? Check out Fab Over Forty and many of the celebrity beauty looks you can recreate at home

In the winter we have to work hard to keep skin soft and moisturized. A good exfoliator is a must and Fab Over Forty found a great one for the body..

 

 

Elle sparks body image debate with Mindy Kalig’s February 2014 Head Shot for Cover.

 

  

 

BarbaraGruffPositive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks we should all be doing this ONE THING every single day for overall fitness. What do you think it is?

 

 

Do you think the fashion police take things too far sometimes? Deborah Boland wants you to weigh in on the latest Carole Middleton fashion controversy.

 

 

 

Prime Beauty is celebrating her 4th year of blogging but YOU are getting all the presents! Stop by to wish her a happy birthday and enter to win a fabulous surprise beauty gift pack worth over $100!

 

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You think you know your best colors? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com uncovers some tips that could surprise you.

 

 


 

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Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog compares cell growth factors and Retin A.

Staying on track with your New Year Fitness Resolutions can be challenging.  So, if you need a little help please feel free to use this coupon code FABEXERCISEDVDS and save on any of my exercise videos at www.mirabaiholland.com

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Flash For Women 40+

FASHION FLASH BANNERIt’s my privilege to be hosting our 40+ women’s Fashion Flash this Thanksgiving week.  Before trotting out to turkeyville, we Fashion Flashers talk turkey on the latest, and greatest fashion, beauty, health, fitness and oh yes holiday food!! We’re thankful to be able to share with you every week. Thanks for YOU!

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy this roasted turkey recipe by Staness, author of The Menopause Makeover.  Add wild rice and baked acorn squash with baked apples for dessert and you have a yummy balanced meal that is healthy and not too high in calories!

 

 

In the winter we have to work hard to keep skin soft and moisturized. A good exfoliator is a must and Fab Over Forty found a great one for the body..

 

 

   Plus size women are encouraged to pose in sexy clothes and lingerie to celebrate their bodies and promote self-acceptance at every size. 

 

 

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gold” might be the answer to . . . just about everything! Watch this to
get the scoop!

 

 

The right bootie at work will complete your sophisticated, chic office look. Deborah Boland shares some fab examples of how to rock fall booties at work.

 

 

 

We all know that big, full Angelina Jolie lips are fashionable, but what if your kisser is not so endowed? Cindy from Prime Beauty found a great product to plump aging  lips and even minimize upper lip lines in EnvyDerm Intensive Lip Renewal Therapy!

 

40-+-style BannerAre you getting ready for the holiday season? Here are some of 40+Style’s ideas for unique and stylish gifts for women over 40!

 

ABwithRlogo-300x212agingbackwardssmallerWarm up winter and chase away seasonal affective disorder (SAD)! Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com shares a great secret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course staying on your exercise routine can always help thru the holidays. If you need a little help please feel free to use this coupon code FABEXERCISEDVDS and save on any of my exercise videos at www.mirabaiholland.com
Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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Moving Free With Mirabai is pleased to be hosting Fashion Flash this week because we have such fabulous tips for you to look and feel your best this summer. They’re just a click away.

 


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Enjoy the 4th of July with a Strawberry Kiss!  This pink cocktail delight has less calories and sugar than a strawberry daiquiri. It’s so refreshing and Menopause  Makeover approved

 

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Looking for a great summer lipstick? Fab Over Forty’s series Summer Lip Look has a week long list of looks from Giorgio Armani, Sonia Kashuk, Lancome, Dior and Tom Ford.  Which one will you choose?

 

TV show House of Curves defies critics and promotes a positive body image for plus size women

 

 

Want a flawless complexion AND sun protection? Cindy from Prime Beauty introduces us to Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF50–your skin will love it and no sun damage! Your welcome.

 

There’s a new kind of dress in town and it’s a huge hit, especially with us gals over 40.  Style expert Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40 shows us why women over 40 are loving high-low maxi dresses.

 

 

 

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog finds a low glycemic alternative for high glycemic  rice

 

Moving Free With MirabaiHolidays make we wax philosophic.And thinking about this independence day reminded me not only of our founding fathers and our present men and women in uniform, it also brought to mind another kind of independence.  I’m talking about independence into our old age. The kind that health and fitness can bring. Remember Fitness=Longevity.

So when you drink that toast to independence, add health to that toast and think of how you’re going to get back to exercising on the 5th of July.

We Fashion Flashers wish you a Joyous and Festive Independence Day. And as independent women, we all know how important that is!

 



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