From Denver: It All Started in a Barn

Debbie Dygert, who hails from Kansas and whose family used to summer on their ranch in Toponas, Colorado, met her husband, Andy, who comes from upstate New York, in Colorado. When the two of them got married, they took a job as caretakers of a 300 plus acre ranch in Northwest Colorado located near the Moonhill one room schoolhouse, which is still in use, minutes from Clark’s general store and the village of Hahn’s Peak. They both love the...


From Medford, N.J. -- Beauty’s Edge

Days had passed since I felt myself at the precipice of shutting down and complete invisibility. Darkness replete with questions unanswered, nay questions obscured, and perceived resolutions painstakingly distant, left me dulled to the point of paralysis. Initially, an inner call to reach out to my community and return to the inner breath and fire of a lapsed yoga practice had me slowly rising from the abyss. Finally, I arrived at a place...


Sunny Murthy—The Well Dressed Student

“It's not about where you come from,” Sunny Murthy says, “it's about where you want to go.” Sunny Murthy is more than a student studying biochemistry at Virginia Tech. He’s an extraordinary young man who provides fashion advice to students through his popular blog The Well Dressed Student.

The launch of Sunny’s blog evolved from his...


Tied Up! Blame it on Beau Brummel

If a high, tight collar and a necktie feel like a self-knotted noose, curse the ghost of Beau Brummel, the influential English fashion maven of the Regency Period (just after the American War of Independence, if you’re not sure).

On the other hand, thank Beau Brummel for having consigned knee-pants with high stockings, and brocaded jackets with plumed hats to the movie studios’ wardrobe departments.

Beau Brummel...


Beauty from an AARP Perspective

When I was young, so they tell me, I was a knock-out. I never had to worry about Saturday night dates; I had multiple offers. Frankly, it was a lot of fun being a good-looking girl. 

I am now 76 and although not unattractive for my age, have subsided into being one of those ladies who is offered a seat on the subway. The first time was a terrible shock. I thought, “Gee, I looked good to myself in the mirror before I left the...


The Essentials: Crossbody Handbags

Summer has arrived! Assuming you’ve done your share of spring cleaning, and with this being our fashion issue, you now deserve to enjoy a small, fashionable treat. Before you begin to peruse your favorite shop for the latest offerings when it comes to your wardrobe, consider adding a crossbody handbag to enhance your style.

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How to Persevere When Making a Career Change

The career change process takes time.  Fulfillment and the achievement of your goals doesn't happen overnight. Changing a career is a wonderful thing, if done correctly.  It affects every part of your life.  It involves having trust and taking steps. Get in motion.  Action leads to action.  Build momentum.  Steadiness of effort is the key. Set realistic goals related to your values, and since most things take...


Good Works and Feeling Good

When I was asked to write about “Good Works”, this term was unfamiliar to me. In doing a Google search, I discovered this related to “doing something good for others” within the Christian faith.Interestingly, it’s a concept that applies to faiths and cultures all over the world.What motivates us to do something good for others?

 I want to share something that happened to me recently that may illustrate a couple reasons that...