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Posted on January 15, 2013, in My Blog, with 18 Comments

I should have taken pictures but it felt inappropriate. So I’ll just have to use my words to tell you about the parties we went to this weekend. They were really fun. At the CAA party on Friday I hugged and congratulated Anne Hathaway who recently did a magnificent job emceeing the Women’s Media Center gala in NY and wowed …

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PRIME TIME 2013 JUMP START: Key Three & AM/PM Yoga

Posted on January 14, 2013, in My Blog, with 4 Comments

Not all of us get right back to our regular fitness program after the Holidays. I’ll write a blog about my New Year cleanse soon, but for those of you who need a little help starting up again (or if you’re starting for the first time) I wanted to share this clip which some of you have seen before. Trust …

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Posted on December 20, 2012, in My Blog, with 35 Comments

When I was young–up till my 50s–I was sure that if I lived this long I’d be miserable, decrepit, ugly and alone.

Instead, I’m happier than ever, more at peace, healthy–well, there are times when my body hurts all because I have osteoarthritis. But that doesn’t define me. I’m basically healthy and have loving, intelligent, challenging children, grandchildren, friends and …

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Posted on December 3, 2012, in My Blog, with 8 Comments

I just got back from Brazil to spend a few days in New York promoting my new Prime Time Yoga DVD. I’m excited about this DVD. I have been doing yoga since the mid 1990s. As is my wont, I went from never doing yoga to learning Ashtanga, probably the most rigorous kind of yoga. I had an excellent …

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Posted on December 2, 2012, in My Blog, with 7 Comments

I flew to Rio with Fred Pereira with TV One and Juliana Vettore with my Brazilian publisher. It’s only a 40 minute flight. I stayed at the Fasano Hotel which looks out onto Ipanema Beach. Here are the views from my room.

The hotel is designed by Phillip Stark. This is what I saw when I got off the elevator …

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Posted on December 1, 2012, in My Blog, with 4 Comments

I arrived in Sao Paolo on Monday morning. It is 6 hours later than in Los Angeles and it is summer down here (although not as hot as I had expected). The purpose of the trip was two-fold: to give the keynote speech at the annual Longevity Forum and to promote my book, “Prime Time” which was just …

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The LA Press Club

Posted on November 21, 2012, in My Blog, with 9 Comments

Last Sunday I received the first ever Visionary Award For Improving the Lives of Others from the Los Angeles Press Club. It was a big honor I felt, and a moving experience. Robert Redford flew into town especially to present the award to me and his words were so beautiful and generous. (He looked pretty beautiful, too).

Redford, Bob Scheer …

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The Women’s Media Center “2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark”

Posted on November 7, 2012, in My Blog, with 2 Comments

Elizabeth Warren's on-line message to supporters.

By Peggy Simpson | November 7, 2012

Women claim the last word in the “war on women” election this year, with 55 percent backing Barack Obama and many progressive women winning House and Senate seats.

Women won record numbers of seats in Congress in the 2012 elections and voters sent a strong message that …

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Posted on November 5, 2012, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

I did three magazine interviews this morning, then did the 3 hour Michael Drucker show called “Vivement Dimanche” which is one of if not the most popular TV shows in France that airs Sunday afternoons throughout Europe since 1997. I did the show 7 years ago to promote my memoir. Vanessa, my grandkids and Tulea were all with …

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