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About Iris Pastor

Iris Ruth Pastor, a lifestyle guru, advocates Preserving Your Bloom – encouraging women to use their talents and resources to be the best they can be. Iris is a regular blogger, sought after speaker, and author of the book “The Secret Life of a Weight – Obsessed Woman.” To sign up for her weekly newsletter, read her slice-of-life blogs: www.irisruthpastor.com.
Latest Posts | By Iris Pastor
10 Ways to Have a Happy Visit with Out-of-Town Kids and Grandkids
3 years ago

10 Ways to Have a Happy Visit with Out-of-Town Kids and Grandkids

By  •  Family

Ever wondered how to have the most successful visit with your adult children, their spouses and your grandkids? Especially when living a long distance away from them prevents short and frequent visits? Read More

Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect
3 years ago

Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect

By  •  Lifestyle

What’s the first thing you do every morning? I used to stretch, touch my toes and take a few deep breaths. Now I instinctively reach for my iPhone to see what new disaster looms on the horizon. And so the day begins. Read More

Learning How to Accept Yourself, No Matter What the Mirror Reflects
3 years ago

Learning How to Accept Yourself, No Matter What the Mirror Reflects

It took me a while to realize I was not a natural beauty.

The first inkling came when I was 11 years old. I figured out how to maneuver the mirrors in the bathroom to get a look at my profile. I was horrified. My nose had far too many bumps. My lips stuck out and a layer of fat marred my hopes of a chiseled sharp chin line. Read More