My goal is to help you create a lifestyle of positivity and possibility. I am smiling!

– Warmly, Honey

The Buzz: Dealing with Loss


“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”  ~Helen Keller

This week I have spent a lot of time thinking about loss. While losing something dear to us is something we all must deal with at some point in our lives, the process never seems to get easier. But it is entirely okay, and normal, to be sad for a while.

And sometimes, even after much reflection, we still don’t have the words to explain exactly what we’re going through, and that’s okay too. It helps to pull your loved ones, like Shelly, closer.

I will share more tomorrow in my Sunday story, but for now, please just know you are not alone in your grieving… ever. Our community of strong women over 50 is here for you, no matter what you’re going through right now.

How do you begin to heal after a devastating loss?

The Week in Review

An Authority on the Art of Travel

I was uncertain how many of you were aware that my ultimate concierge and I are world travelers. I had not written about our exciting adventures previously because it was difficult to capture, in words, the personalities of cities and countries around the world.

But as many of you gear up for summer travel as a family, couple, or independently, knowing the ropes from a professional traveler like myself will help prepare you for your journey.

After having traveled to over 60 countries around the world, this week I shared some of the best tips I’ve learned throughout the years. Find out what they are here.

A Three-Minute Read That Will Teach You to Listen to Your Inner Self

Let’s face it, darlings, we don’t always take the time to listen to the wisdom of our inner voice because it is natural for us to turn our attention outward.

But as women, now over 50, it should be a pleasure to refuse to acknowledge someone or something as having authority over your inner self. Trust listening to your authentic self because it represents all that is true about you, including your needs, your capabilities, and your uniqueness.

This week I shared my thoughts on how to get started. You can read all about it here.

A Bloomer’s Attitude After 50

Here within the Honey Good community, we are often talking about how to be a ‘bloomer.’

But do you ever wonder what it takes to achieve a ‘bloomer’s’ attitude?

The answer is simple: continue to know, grow, meet, serve and learn.

A ‘bloomer’s’ desire is to live her life outside the box. She is a gutsy woman; fiercely acknowledging she controls her destiny while keeping ‘her reality’ in check. If she fumbles, she picks herself up and does whatever is necessary to make herself feel exceptional.

And while all of those things are important, this week I shared the real key to having a ‘bloomer’s’ attitude as a woman over 50. Find out what it is here.

Floral Fashion is Blooming Again for Spring

Florals seem to be a hit each spring. In fact, this week I shared how I think many of these looks are “timeless” rather than trends, but what seems new and fresh to our Grands, I suppose, is classic to us.

With that said, there is always a new angle, a new take… a fresh look at a “classic” pattern which means, of course, there is also a new dress, bathing suit or even iPhone case to be had!

You can see (and purchase) my favorite floral prints of the season here.

How to Wear Red Lipstick After 50

Some say women over 50 should eschew red lipstick, but we say women over 50 should eschew being told what to do! So who is red-y to embrace this bold trend? Are you?

After all, guidelines are fine, but rules are meant to be broken, darlings!

When it comes to selecting a hue that suits you, nothing is more important than keeping red under control. This means that no matter your age, your skin tone, or which shade you choose, red lipstick that ends up on your teeth, your chin, or highlighting the vertical lip lines you’ve been trying to minimize is a fashion faux pas.

This week I also let you in on a little secret… there’s more to pulling off red lipstick than simply applying your favorite shade… Find out how to embrace this trend wholeheartedly.

How to Cultivate Enthusiasm

And finally, as I mentioned previously, it was a long, tough week for both my ultimate concierge and myself. After a while, I found myself thinking back on a recent American Airlines flight that I was on with Shelly. We were on our way to sunny California.

I waved goodbye to my beautiful Chicago, with its vitality and energy, as I listened to the plane roar up into the sky over Lake Michigan and into the white fluffy clouds. I was off to my tranquil life; to my home away from home, Rancho Mirage, California.

Rancho Mirage is by no means a tranquil community. When I use the term “tranquil,” I am referring to a suburban lifestyle. When I walk outside my beautiful home, I can hear a pin drop. While some may prefer this, I don’t like the feeling because I don’t feel enthusiastic.

But the word enthusiasm piques my fancy because I view it as an eagerness to live a thriving life. So darlings, when the going gets tough, I challenge you to ask yourself this one question. Find out what it is here.

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  1. Dear Honey,

    Thank you for your two articles in the Huffington Post about estrangement from adult children. They were comforting for me.

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