The (Delicious!) Ingredients of Growth


Let me start with a disclaimer: I am no expert on how to find your true calling in life. I am not a therapist, a career counselor, or a psychic. Rather I am a seeker, a journeyman… an explorer. I’ve spent the better part of my adult life seeking THE source of my much anticipated […]

Seeing the Light


Monni Must’s encore photography career and newfound passion. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” — Buddha “The most significant thing in a woman’s life is often the birth of a child,” says Monni Must. “It makes you realize how much you are […]

“Love Your Body, Rock The World.”


Former Miss America Kirsten Haglund Helps Women Get Treatment for Eating Disorders “Love Your Body, Rock The World.” Those words grace the screen at Kirsten Haglund’s website, the entry point for many seeking help in treating their eating disorders under the guidance of the former Miss Michigan and 2008 Miss America. They are a mantra […]

Baby Boom Women at Midlife – Deconstructing Barbie


Despite the progress that has been made in women’s stature over the decades, research indicates that many women continue to feel devalued, subordinated, and marginalized within a patriarchal society. According to the research, women are more vulnerable to external pressure from society than men, and as a result face more questions at midlife about issues […]

Mid-Life Eating Disorders: The Desperate Housewives Syndrome


Once thought of as strictly an adolescent/teenage phenomenon has seen a rampant surge of women in their 30’s, 40’s and older who struggle with eating disorders. You may not be aware, but over one-third of individuals diagnosed with eating disorders are over 30 years of age. Eating disorders are symptoms of depression and anxiety along […]

MidLife Eating Disorders: The Dangerous, Downward Spiral of Self-Destruction


This month, is launching an awareness campaign to shine the spotlight on midlife eating disorders. An eating disorder is not merely an attempt to look ultra-thin. It is a psychological fixation on wrestling control in an uncontrollable world. Yes, the media portray women in unthinkable profiles — rail-thin, gaunt-looking in size 2s and 0s, when […]