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Why You’re Not Going to Retire and What You Can Do About It

Have you had conversations with friends or colleagues and the topic was retirement? You know their dreams of traveling around the world, getting the RV and driving to all of the best-known places, or finally spending time with their family? The interesting part of those conversations is how few people are actually able to retire in the lifestyle that they had once dreamed about.

It seems like, at least from my experience growing up, talking about money was about as standoffish as it was to talk about sex. It was just never discussed. As I grew up to be an … Read More>>

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7 Ways to be More Productive

How true it is. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

As you think about what you need to get done, you could be spending that time actually doing it.

Here are seven ways you can be more productive, so that you can get things done and start living the life you want.

  1. Plan to spend only 30 minutes to an hour to work on a bigger project. I recently emptied out a storage closet and had several boxes of files. I committed to an hour a day to get
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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Oxidative Stress

Last night I was at a meeting with several dynamic speakers. One is a 3-time cancer survivor pharmacologist, another a neuroscientist and another layperson, like me, with a passion for helping others. Before I elaborate, in case you don’t know, oxidative stress is the root cause of over 200 diseases. Knowing that you NEED to reduce your oxidative stress if you want to live longer and minimize the risk of getting most diseases. These speakers provided the following ways that you can start right now.

  1. The awareness that you have oxidative stress and reduce your exposure to free radicals. Free
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These 7 Tips Can Help You Get an Idea Off the Ground

From 2002 – 2012 I enjoyed having a business helping others getting organized in their offices.

At the time I had a concept of “organizing their papers.”  It was a concrete need at the time, and I believe that those who had their paper in order, were able to transition into the current electronic world a lot easier.

It’s been seven years now since then.  During that time, I went into work in corporate America more so to learn about project management.  Even though I have a degree in information systems, the natural transition from the paper organization was to … Read More>>

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A Poolside Glimpse at Spring Break

Spring Break!  It’s here.  High school kids are home and college kids are off to the beach.

When I was a student, I never felt the excitement until I was at Katharine Gibbs School  (KGS) in Boston and we had a Spring Break to Bermuda.  I thought it was unique to KGS. Either way, I still went and had a blast.

Today I love fashion and have found a few tempting items to add to my wardrobe.

This swimsuit is subtle and sexy. I found that living in Arizona as we get into the warmer months, we have weekends where … Read More>>

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Work From Home in Style

henleyIf you’re like me, you get to work from home.  I hear some people say they don’t like working from home because they get distracted or maybe even feel a little less motivated.

I found out that if I dress like it’s still a work day, I am much more productive.  That being said, I’m not necessarily in business attire, I’m just darn comfortable.  Sometimes it’s just a simple Thermal Henley Top .  My pants are usually super comfortable, I find that leggings are too confining, so I get cozy with a pair of Track Pants.  Since I live … Read More>>

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Coming Soon – Shop My Favorite Styles (on sale) with ShopStyle

As my passion for fashion and keeping a simple lifestyle at work and at home, I’m venturing out to share with my followers my favorite fashion brands, whether for work, weekends, workout, or just simply scrumptious ideas for your simple yet luxurious lifestyle.

Stay tuned while I figure out how to organize a system on how to post frequently and, hopefully, point you in the right direction to continually save time and money – now on a more personal level.

All my best, Anne

PS This Apple Sport Watch is just a simple preview of what I have in mind.… Read More>>

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What’s going on here? I’m talking about insurance companies.

Some people think nothing of it.  You have a doctor’s appointment, a prescription and if your insurance is covering the costs, chances are you’re no thinking twice about it.  I’m talking about, how much the appointment or prescription actually is costing.  How much are you paying for that doctor’s appointment or that prescription?  I think it’s time that we all ask, what’s going on here? I say this because our money is, in my opinion, being mismanaged by vendors who are submitting their fees to our insurance companies.  Who profits from it?  You may think you do , because after … Read More>>

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Are they for real or just faking it?

21728733_10214593911905787_7978482330807270377_oI’m totally kidding.  Only because I often am faking it.  Have you ever heard the expression, “Fake it until you make it!”

For me it is true that you have to live the life you want.  If we keep waiting for the perfect house, man or job, I found that you can wait your whole life.  How do people fake it?  They create vision boards, they declutter and they take action to act as if.

A vision board can be something simple as cutting out a picture out of a magazine, ripping it out works too if you’re feeling particularly … Read More>>