RelaxationBeing a woman on the go means you have to juggle a lot at once including your appearance. We all find ourselves taking short cuts and I am also guilty of this. This last year has been a whirlwind for me. In addition to running the magazine and our TV production business, I went back to school, got married, ended up with custody of my husband’s two teenagers, and moved to a bigger office as well as upgrading to a bigger house. Boy I am exhausted after just reading this.

As you get older with more responsibilities you have less time, and find yourself not willing or able to experiment with your appearance. I found myself in the same situation and that is why I enlisted a village to help me. There is a lot of pressure to look good for women, and after a certain age it really takes a lot of effort. I just finally had enough, so I called in the professionals.

I am taking a thirty-day journey to reclaim myself from the inside out and will be sharing the experience with you all. I have enlisted the assistance of Celebrity Stylist and SmartFem Expert Annette Loertscher of All Transformations, Kim Ann of Kim Ann’s Beauty Black Book, the talented Estheticians of Imaj Institute, and last but not least, beauty from the inside out thanks to Dr. Liz Cruz and her associate Tina Nunziato.

Skin TreatmentThis has been a really exciting yet rough year for us as so many things have happened. Stress is a factor in life and is impossible to avoid. I have found that even the good stress does take a toll. Getting older isn’t for the weak but when you constantly have cameras in your face and are in the public eye the imperfections are amplified. Despite having a pretty healthy lifestyle, I found myself with an excess of 12 pounds which is two dress sizes on someone only 5 feet tall. I was at a point where I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I realized it was time to call in the reinforcements, and I needed to reign this in before things got totally out of hand.

I am two weeks into my journey and want to give a big heartfelt thank you to my team of professionals who are helping me transition back to being the “me” that I am most comfortable with. It’s not easy getting older, especially for a woman, but with the right help you can look and feel good about yourself again! Stay tuned and I will let you know how I am progressing.