The New Thanksgiving: Memories of a Faithful Dog

November 29, 2015 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Fifty years ago, Jim adopted his first dog from a shelter. He told me how much all the dogs he had cared for over the years had meant to him.

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Molly Fisk: Divine Spark

November 28, 2015 by Molly Fisk


I was thinking about age. How I’d worked with an 80-year-old client that morning, and then had dinner with a 32-year-old friend. That I’d see my oldest student the next day, who’s 95, and am slated to give driving lessons to a 15-year-old I adore. I was thinking. . .how much I treasure everyone I know and how encircled I feel by people of all ages.

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Favorite Fall Indulgences: Karen Roberts, Designer

November 27, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Designer Karen Roberts’ philosophy: “Confident and successful women over 40 do not want to dress like their 20-something year old daughters even if they can get away with it. They want to look beautiful and stylish in clothing that fits well, is not too tight or too short, and reflects their experience and life accomplishments.”

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Molly Fisk: You Say Tom-AY-to

November 21, 2015 by Molly Fisk


I don’t know about you, but everyone in my town right now is harvesting things and canning them, or freezing or drying or pressing, etc.

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Favorite Fall Indulgences: Brenda Coffee, Founder/CEO of 1010ParkPlace

November 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Brenda Coffee is the founder of, a site dedicated to “the best-educated, most powerful demographic in history: women over 45!” She shares with us all the decadent ways she indulges in the fall season.

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The Land of Oz . . . One Month In

November 19, 2015 by Eleanore Wells

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By Eleanore Wells

Sydney is just beautiful. I walk around this city in awe that this is now my life. I’m just bopping along and then I look up and am gobsmacked by yet another beautiful scene.

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Molly Fisk: Home-Made Cookbook

November 14, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

My brothers and sister got the original, but that was 40 years ago. Even if they don’t make the insanely fattening dishes very often, an occasional sensory reminder of our childhood might be comforting. So I’m going to produce a new edition for Xmas this year, adding in some of my current favorites, like Cioppino and Caviar Pie.

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Sustainable Fashion — Eco-Friendly Labels to Love

November 13, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Going green is the new fashion forward! In honor of the upcoming shopping season, we’ve selected our favorite brands that pair style with sustainability.

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Molly Fisk: Cat Lady?

November 7, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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Everyone thinks I’m one of those cat ladies. “Crazy” cat ladies, I believe they’re called.

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Yoga — Form and Fashion

November 6, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


We’ve scoured the yoga fashion brands for a few key pieces that will have you stylishly ready for all the magic that happens on the mat.

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Molly Fisk: Carmel-by-the-Silvery-Sea

October 31, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

I find it difficult, as a self-employed person, to figure out how to take vacations. Outside the obvious parameters of teaching a two-hour class or editing someone’s manuscript, it’s hard to really account for any of my time.

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Book Review: “Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman”

October 30, 2015 by Tish Jett


By Tish Jett

The pages take us on a chronological journey through her career from 1936 to 1962. As we move along we see the evolution of fashion within the context of the world it inhabited. We see Vreeland’s brilliance, her comprehension of the culture of the pre- and post-war years and the radical societal changes culminating in the Pop 60s.

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Riding the Sensational SeaGlass Carousel

October 30, 2015 by Ruth J. Katz

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By Ruth J. Katz

Step inside the Nautilus-shaped glass-and-steel pavilion that encircles The Battery’s strange and wonderful new merry-go-round and choose the creature you want to ride. No prancing horses here, but rather, frolicking fish—gossamer, sorbet-hued, whimsical versions of real sea life.

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Molly Fisk: The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness

October 24, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

What I’m thinking about right now is the paper-thin line between solitude and loneliness — why the first is replenishing and the second debilitating.

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Fashion Friday: Fall Trend—Leather Skirts

October 23, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Fall is leather weather. This week, we turn to another favorite fall trend: leather skirts—pleated, long, or sleek with stretch fabric panels.

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