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Advice for Life From the Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Image via Wikipedia At her eightieth birthday party, Sophie Tucker (a.k.a. The Last of the Red Hot Mamas) was asked to reveal her secret of achieving a long life. She replied: “Keep breathing.” Damn, I was hoping she would say it was a few glasses of red wine every day, but nevertheless, Sophie must have been […]

Monday Motivation

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Image via Wikipedia “I hope I have convinced you—the only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren’t is the willingness to work very, very hard.” —Helen Gurley Brown Happy Monday! Don’t you just love the start of a new workweek? A whole five days to accomplish goals, fill in the blanks, and […]

Yet Another Reason Why it’s Great to be Over 30

Posted on September 22nd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Life gets better after thirty. Then it gets fantastically beautiful. Guilt gets lost in time. I always thought it was my American mother who transmitted guilt to me; one reason I adored my husband’s family is that they have this great feeling that life is there to be enjoyed, not just as an axis of […]

No Songs for Men, Episode 6: “What a Feeling”

Posted on September 17th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“First when there’s nothing But a slow-glowing dream That your fear seems to hide Deep inside your mind…” Lyrics from “What a Feeling,” by Irene Cara In Episode 6 of No Songs for Men, we pick up with Roxanne feeling her fears deep down inside as she dreams of auditioning for the all girl alternative […]

My Guided Meditation Session with Trudie Styler

Posted on September 10th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Trudie Styler is a lucky lady! Not only is she married to one of the hottest rock musicians, she looks fabulous in her mid-fifties, lives in this incredible villa in Tuscany, and gets to practice yoga with her husband, Sting! She also happens to be a pretty cool lady who is an organic farmer, does […]

Summer is Not Over—Get Outside for Music and Mojitos While You Still Can!

Posted on September 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Summer is not over, summer is not over… That is the mantra I keep repeating! If you are a northeast Ohioan desperate to latch on to outdoor activities before we get locked up inside for the winter months, I’ve got a great way to get outdoors, listen to music, try a tasty mojito, and catch […]

Are There Rules for Writers?

Posted on September 7th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

This list of top Rules for Writers was copied from Erica Jong’s official Web site. I’m on a little bit of an Erica Jong roll, as she was our Woman Who Rocks on September 2. Erica, I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing your writing rules. These rules are just too much fun and such […]

Erica Jong on Facing Your Fears

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown, and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you […]

So Cool—Jazz on a Summer Night

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I love finding new, cool outdoor things to do in Ohio, and if you live near the Akron area, you have to check out the new Lock 4. And no, I didn’t get it wrong and mean to say Lock 3. Akron’s popular concert venue, Lock 3, has a new sister venue, that is über […]

How Old Are You When You Wake Up?

Posted on August 26th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“I have a problem about being nearly sixty. I keep waking up in the morning and thinking I’m thirty-one.” —Elizabeth Janeway Well, that is kind of funny, because I keep waking up and thinking I’m still 25. Hey, whatever works for you to help you stay young! Elizabeth led a full life until her death […]