Nature Made Healthy Lifestyle Choices Easier

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My first impression of how to have a healthy lifestyle came from my Grandfather. As a very young child, I remember him doing his daily exercises in the dining room. My Grandfather, a military man, knew the importance of a balanced lifestyle. Even in his elderly years, he rode his bike daily. He also took his daily vitamins! As I grew older I too had an active lifestyle. Then when I hit middle age, I realized I needed more to stay healthy. I draw my inspiration to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle from…

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Decompress Right Now In 5 Easy Steps

Stress gets the best of us. We all deal with some level of anxiety or stress each day. For some, it is far worse than for others. What works to decompress for one person may not work for another. I feel there are never too many ideas out there. I want to share my 5 easy steps to decompressing with you. 1. Get Outside Fresh air is good for everyone. We often do not get the fresh air we need. We also benefit from sunlight. This step is essential if you are spending the greater part of your day in an office. I am a true believer in the powers of Mother Nature. Getting in touch with our earth has healing benefits,…

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5 Essential Oils You Must Have In Your Home Find Out Why!

Essential oils are used in aromatherapy. They are also used for medicinal purposes, cosmetics, cleaning, in bath and body products and in perfumery.  Pure essential oils come from trees, flowers, herbs, and fruits. There are literally hundreds of essential oils. I have well over 200 essential oils in my collection, however, I have narrowed the list down to the top five that every person should have on hand! Before you begin to use essential oils please do some basic research. I only use 100% pure oils. Some people have allergic reactions to some oils. Some essential oils can be dangerous, even toxic. Always research each oil before use. I always check the New Directions Aromatics site when working with a new…

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And The Award Goes To… The “Best Of” Skincare Lines + Top 5 Skin …

I am a firm believer in great skincare. As a person with pale skin who easily burns, I stayed out of the sun. Vitamin D from the sun is good for you. Too much sun is terrible for you. I prefer to take a vitamin supplement and use sunscreen over burning. Today I want to share with you the skincare lines that are currently in my own personal routine. They are all spectacular! I just thought it would be fun to give out “awards” for each line, based on what I love most about each one. Before I give out the “awards”, I want to address the top 5 skin damaging elements. 1. Wind – It need not necessarily be cold.…

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February 2017 Round-Up Some Of My Favorites, In Case You Missed Them

Below are a few of my favorite articles from February, just in case you missed them. With our busy schedules, we sometimes get behind on reading our favorite blogs. If you enjoy round-ups you may want to check out January’s Round Up as well. Let’s get right to it … The first article in my February round-up is my favorite fashion article Fashion Focus: Suited Up In Duluth Trading Co Style …    I had so much fun writing this article! My husband and I enjoyed a real adventure. I could not leave it out of the round-up. Check this post out and see what we discovered on our hike! My featured pet post for the Round-Up is My Experience…

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How To Cope When A Loved One Is In Prison

I have went back and forth for a long time now on whether or not to write this blog article. The first thing I had to do was get permission to write it, as it is not just my story. I have had that permission for a very long time now. One of the reasons for holding back on writing this was because I did not want to put any of my readers off. I appealed to some fellow bloggers for advice on if I should write this article or not, most of them said yes, by all means, while a few said no, they would not write about this if it were about their lives. I agree with those…

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American Heart Health Month Help Spread Awareness

February is not just for Valentine’s Day. It is also American Heart Health Awareness month. Many of you, my dear readers, are like me, and getting into middle age! We more than most need to take great care of our health, and that means our hearts as well.  I want all of us to be around as long as we can to love, and be loved by our family, and friends. Let’s just take a quick moment to look at a few things we can do, or do better, to live a longer, healthier life.  I know that there are areas in which I can improve.  PLEASE PIN ME! For me, cutting back on salt is a big one! I…

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January 2017 Round Up, Some Of My Favorite Articles

At the end of December 2016 I started a new monthly theme of writing about some of my favorite articles from the month. I called my first post in which I did this, My Favorite Articles of December 2016. My plan was to highlight one article from each category on the blog, however I have already decided to change that a little.  There are several reasons I am changing it up a little, such as not always having enough content in every category, to content still being too fresh, and already widely circulating. Instead I have decided to open this monthly article up to all posts here on Fashion Beyond Forty.  I still plan to include some recent articles that I…

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20 Great Date Ideas For Empty Nesters

While this date idea article is aimed at the empty nester there are a lot of great ideas in this list for everyone as well, regardless of your age. When the young adult kids have flown the coop we often find ourselves going through a mix of feelings. Some of us start out joyful to reclaim our territory, while others go through some sadness to see their “little ones” take flight. Eventually though we all land in a space of “now what?” We may not have previously realized how much of our time, and our day to day living was based off the other beings dwelling in our home. This date idea list is meant to inspire you, and your…

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New Years Resolutions? Prepare, Pamper, and Prioritize Yourself In 2017. Coupons + Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. I am not big on New Year’s Resolutions because I feel that making them can set us up for failure, then disappointment, but I am big on setting a tone for the new year. I have already started this by affirming to be inspiring to others in this fresh new year ahead.  So to give you some inspiration on how you can do what I consider to be the most important thing for a healthy lifestyle, I am sharing with you these wonderful products that will help you prepare, pamper, and prioritize you in 2017.  PLEASE PIN IT! I have never been one to believe in dieting, and would never…

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My Favorite Articles Of December 2016

I have decided that at the end of each month I will do a re-cap of my favorite articles.  I considered doing what I have seen other bloggers do, which is to make a list of their most popular articles, but I decided against it.  The reason for deciding against that is because the most popular articles are super easy to find on my side bar. In addition, sometimes a really great article, sometimes showcasing a wonderful product, or fashion, get over shadowed by other posts. This can happen when I am running a giveaway for example.  Some of my favorite articles will also be some of the most popular. There is no real rhyme or reason to why I…

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Stop Bladder Leaks and Incontinence Before It Happens With Finess

This is a sponsored post for Finess. All feelings, thoughts, and words expressed in this article are my own. I only work with brands I feel can truly benefit my readers. When asked to try out Finess and write my opinion on them I was hesitant. I already use a product I trust, and love for my bladder leakage. Then I read more information about Finess and discovered that Finess is different from the product I am currently using, and just may have a place in my life when it coms to controlling my SUI or Stress Urinary Incontinence.  Women all over the world experience bladder leakage. Mine happens most often when I laugh, cough, sneeze, and even more so…

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Fibrocystic Breast Disease – My Experience + 10 Home Remedies

Most of you may be here because you follow my blog, others may have Googled Fibrocystic Breast Disease looking for answers. The first thing I want to tell those of you who are here from a search is not to worry. While I know you are suffering, it is not cancer, and there is help.  Unfortunately there is no cure for Fibrocystic Breast Disease, but there are things you can do to ease the pain and suffering.  I want to share with everyone out there going through this my own story. While I tell my story I want to be sure that everyone understands I am in no way comparing Fibrocystic Breast Disease to cancer, nor am I trying to…

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