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Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s; interview with New Woman Magazine

Life Lessons: Journalist Aruna Rathod interviews Susan for tips on vibrant living for women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s for New Woman Magazine. Balancing time with work, family and yourself can be challenging at any age. Yet, there are specific needs that women face in each of these age categories. Click the title to read this featured article:

The Breakup Wisdom I Learned from my Dog| Huffington Post article

Dogs have mastered the art of unconditional love. Forgiveness, curiosity, and playfulness are just a few of the life lessons we can learn from our beloved pets.

They can also be wise teachers when it comes to a breakup.

I remember the day I got a jolt of wisdom from my beautiful white sled dog, Diva. I should have been happy while walking with her but instead I was in a funk, upset and distracted.

The guy I’d been seeing was back peddling. I knew this move and […]

Why a Little Insecurity Is Good for You | Huffington Post article

Why do we feel insecure about our insecurities? Why do we view insecurity as being a bad thing, when it’s something we all experience at certain times in our life?

I’ve often wondered about the purpose of this very basic human emotion. Knowing that Life is here to assist us, why place this uncomfortable obstacle in our way to feeling good about ourselves? Unless, of course, it provides a vital ingredient needed for our advancement.

Finding the gift of insecurity requires looking through a different lens of […]

5 Tips for a Great Valentine’s Day (Whether Single or Partnered) | Huffington Post article

Valentine’s day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single’s can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Those in a relationship can feel the pressure of social expectation, wondering if their partner’s going to let them down. Both positions can be emotionally perilous.

Here are five tips to combat any negative messages you may receive this season:

1. Keep Valentine’s Day in perspective:

It’s 1 day out of 365 days. No single day bears testimony to […]

5 Tips to Tell if Your Partner’s Lying to You | Huffington Post article

All humans have innate intuition. Yet no one’s cornered the market on this gift better than women. We may not know why we don’t believe what our partner’s telling us, but something about what he’s saying or how he’s saying it just doesn’t add up. We feel it.

How far do you want to go to figure out the truth? If it’s a case of presumed infidelity, you need to know. But what about the smaller things that he says (or doesn’t say) that bother you? […]

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