new on vibrant nation
- Spandex done right
- Divorce: The best advice I never took
- How old would you be, if you didn’t know how old you are?
Who will take on the burden of care?
If I were to become ill, who would take on the burden of care? This isn’t the easiest conversation to have with your children. The key is to be honest and open — and look at the options early on.
fashion & beauty
The right to bare arms
Since entered “midlife,” I find those sneaky fashion rules have been infiltrating my thinking — a little scolding voice chiding me that bare arms are not appropriate at my age. Sleeveless after 50 — yes or no?
- 5 makeup tips you can’t live without
- 5 things women should know about love by age 50
- Authentic travel: 8 tips for an extraordinary, unforgettable trip
family & relationships
How an in-law becomes family
What makes someone family? You can identify a person as your brother-in-law, like I did with Andy for so many years. But what really makes us family is the time we’ve spent together over the past four years.
our blog circle
Don’t always believe what you think
We all do it — conjure what others think of us, invent what will happen if we speak up or take action, and ruminate on what someone meant. I will no longer believe everything I think. Unless it is kind.
postcards to our younger selves
“Don’t take everything so seriously!”
What would you write in a postcard to your younger self?
Read more postcards on VN — or write your own.
fashion & beauty
My anti-aging laser update
I’ve been testing the PaloVia anti-aging laser. And this week, I announce which lucky VN member will receive her own laser, FREE!