My conversation with Joan Rivers

It has taken me almost 5 years to write this story about my conversation with Joan Rivers. Every time I started to write the story, I felt overwhelmingly sad. Joan Rivers died unexpectedly on September 4th, 2014 from complications during surgery. I was heartbroken,...

The Epidemic of Online Verbal Abuse

The other day, a woman called me a ” Dumb Bitch”. She didn’t say it to my face…She posted it online in response to something I wrote. I find it pathetic how easy is has become to hide behind a keyboard and type despicable things to strangers....

Age Discrimination In The World Of Skincare

I wrote away to a few skincare companies whose sponsored ads appeared on Facebook. Each of these companies claimed they were the best on the market. I gave them my background, including my age, and offered to review their products in exchange for samples. I shared...

Ten Years of Blogging!!

In 2008, after writing for a local newspaper and various other publications, I was encouraged to start writing a blog. Back then when someone would ask me, “What publication are you writing for now?” I would get a quizzical look when I said, ” I am a...

Money Saving Skincare and Makeup Tips

Every day, my Facebook page is filled with sponsored ads from skincare and makeup companies.  They often include videos and testimonials from women who swear by these products. I read the comments which sometimes include comments from frustrated buyers who write that...