Photo by David Ede By Bridget Baker I’ve always been a self-proclaimed “city girl.” I love to walk, and I especially love a good stroll to a local coffee shop or to meet up with friends. Considering myself an “urban hiker,” I was one of the few people I knew who actually walked when I lived in Los Angeles, and I felt freedom in the mobility that my feet offered me. To me, “opting outside” meant taking a long walk, even if the path was littered with trash, graffiti, and the sound of honking horns. I made it a point to [...]

GET SIMPLE. GET FRESH. GET OUT IN NATURE.2019-04-23T11:35:27-04:00

Wardrobe Pro-Tips: Foundations and Finishing Touches


By Angela Harrison Why do celebrities (almost) always look phenomenal in their clothes? They’re human, they’re not a different species from us — and yet, their bodies seem to wear everything perfectly. Realistically, that level of “perfection” takes about four to five behind-the-scenes people to execute what we see on talk shows, red carpets, and social media. While this kind of maintenance is unrealistic for everyday life, the techniques used to achieve these flawless looks are easily accessible and often overlooked. All you really need is the right style of bra for what you’re wearing, and well-fitting shapewear.   Bras: Sizing, [...]

Wardrobe Pro-Tips: Foundations and Finishing Touches2019-01-28T12:06:02-04:00



Photo by Arjun Kapoor on Unsplash By Lisa Profera, MD  What’s new and exciting in the world of essential oils? Well, meet the new kid on the block, Yarrow/Pom. This new blend by doTERRA has everyone excited; it supports our internal and external health in so many wonderful ways. By combining essential oils derived from the flowers, leaves, and stems of yarrow with pomegranate seed extract, a powerful botanical “dynamic duo” has been created. Why is this so special? “Yarrow/Pom is an expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil designed to be your go-to for a true inside-out [...]


Personal Journey Inspires Work as an Alzheimer’s Researcher


By Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane who devotes her career to helping African American caregivers Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane is a respected gerontologist, a national lecturer and health educator, and a premier researcher, dedicated to improving the lives of African American seniors. Dr. Robinson-Lane focuses on how diverse elders age with chronic disease, a line of study she has been pursuing at the University of Michigan since 2011. Her goals are to use her findings to help reduce health disparities for minority older adults, and to make a difference for the family members who care for those individuals by looking into the factors that [...]

Personal Journey Inspires Work as an Alzheimer’s Researcher2018-11-29T20:03:41-04:00

Woman on the Street | How to Be Sweetly Unreasonable


by Stephanie Saline In a recent moment of exasperation, my spouse — let’s call him the Philosopher — asked me for something. Side bar: my partner in life really is a philosopher. He teaches at a small liberal arts college in Upstate New York. Anyway, he asked if we could play what the philosopher Wilifrid Sellars calls “the game of giving and asking for reasons.”  At first, I scoffed. It sounded like a game for nerds. But a few days later, and to my surprise, I began to give my reasons.  The game goes something like this:   Player One says something.    Player Two says, “Why’s that?”  Player One gives a [...]

Woman on the Street | How to Be Sweetly Unreasonable2018-06-25T15:13:01-04:00

LEGACY | Trusting Your Gut with Susan Monroe


 by Kristen Domingue We love the way Susan Monroe has created (and curated) a custom life for herself and custom interior designs for every client. What stands out about the way Susan works is the way she pairs her creativity and instinct with research and listening to her clients. The process of listening and learning has helped her stay in business for over 20 years. I’ve been in interior design ever since I graduated with my degree from Purdue. I did a lot of commercial contract work for 20 years of my career, mostly for architects and designers. I managed product design at [...]

LEGACY | Trusting Your Gut with Susan Monroe2018-05-03T15:31:38-04:00