Though I decided to skip traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, I have committed to making my life richer in 2016, as I do every year since beginning this blog. I will be writing a series of posts called Create a Richer Life in 2016 that will focus on ways we can all enrich and improve our lives. I am not putting a lot of structure around this series and will write posts when I feel…

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Happy New Year! Like most of us, I feel motivated to make all sorts of changes this time of year. I usually make the typical New Year’s resolutions –  like being more fit, losing weight, saving money, being kinder and having more patience with others and cooking more healthy foods. Year after year, I put these resolutions on my long list and year after year, they fade away before the spring season. When another year ends,…

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I hope you had a lovely last weekend of May. Can you believe it’s June already? Summer will officially arrive in a matter of weeks. For the first time in a long time, neither my husband, Bill, nor I had any weekend plans. Surprisingly Bill asked if I wanted to take a hike…as in exercise. We are both terrible about exercising regularly and admit that we simply don’t make it a priority. To make things worse, we both…

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Today is the BIG day! The Spring Luxe Event is just hours away. My friends at Stella Carakasi have been hard at work this week getting their Berkeley studio ready for guests and coordinating the final details. I’ve been getting prepared as well. The models are ready to go with the outfits they selected, my short speech is written, and I have a few helpers – my stepson, nephew and some friends – coming along…

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I’m leaving for the G3 Women’s Conference in Sonoma tomorrow and am brimming with excitement and anticipation! If you were reading my blog last fall, you may remember I wrote about attending the inaugural G3 Women’s Conference. It was truly a life-changing experience. So many doors have opened since that time. And I have connected and stayed in touch with many like-minded women I now call friends. The second G3 Women’s Conference in Sonoma promises to be…

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Welcome to Rich Life Travel Friday! This week, I want to tell you about The Spa Gourmet. I was introduced to husband and wife team, Trip and Cindy Fuchs, through a mutual friend who leases luxury vacation rentals in Sonoma County. Cindy is a massage therapist with over 20 years experience in her field. Her husband, Trip, is a personal chef and has worked for some of the best restaurants in Louisiana, where they are both from.…

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