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As an Author, Speaker and Editor-in-Chief, Fiona Fine is growing a movement in dating and relationships for women who want to live and love on their terms. She is the founder of the dating advice site and the e-magazine Women Who Run It: Your Life-Your Love-Your Terms! where she helps women to create their best lives so that they can have the relationship, the job, the health, and yes, even the SEX of their dreams. So if you’re ready to leave your old self behind and tap into your inner Goddess, all you have to do is make that decision. It’s your life and your choice. Join the movement at Fiona Fine

Hangover Help!

A New Year’s Eve party is always the time and place to get more toasted than usual. You worked hard all year so why not treat yourself to a little fun now? With every party comes another excuse to get your drink on and although you may set out with the intention to limit your alcohol intake, let’s face it- sometimes that’s easier said than done.

I know that my New Year’s Resolution (sic) was to reduce my drinking and sip (versus guzzle) my preferred libation (which is champagne). Yet there is a strong possibility that I am going to ‘over enjoy’ this holiday season. It happens to the best of us, but fortunately I’ve got you covered in dealing with the repercussions of too much fun from the night before.

Here are some of my top tips for hangover help:

Increase your vitamin intake.
Increase your vitamins (especially B12, which is a  combination of five different B vitamins) which help alcohol metabolism. Prevent a worse hangover with a “pre-party”  vitamin B12 pill added to your daily vitamins.

Hydration is key.
BEFORE you go to bed, super-hydrate with water (in fact before you start drinking, super-hydrate and you won’t have the same reaction to alcohol). Alcohol is incredibly dehydrating, so the best way to counter its effects is to drink a lot of water before, during and after drinking.

Take it easy on the painkillers.
Taking certain painkillers such a Tylenol when you have alcohol in your system can have a toxic effect on the liver. If you must pop an anti-inflammatory painkiller before you go to bed (so that your head doesn’t swell as much), then doctors recommend taking Aspirin or some sort of Ibuprofen. It is important to note, though, that these could also lead to stomach irritation when combined with alcohol.

Anti-nausea meds are helpful.
Add an anti-nausea pill to your early morning vitamin routine. In addition to that, it is said that taking a shot of pepto bismol an hour before drinking can also help to coat your stomach lining, making your hangover milder the next day.

Brush those pearly whites.
Brush your teeth – there is a lot of fermented sugar in your mouth and body just waiting to decay your teeth, dehydrate you and give you morning-after dry mouth. Take it to the next level and after brushing, rinse with a hydrating mouthwash (yep, they make them!)

Take a bath.
Chances are, like most normal people after the party, you’re already in the bathroom with your head near the toilet, so why not optimize this time and make yourself a bath? Experts suggest that taking a bath is an ideal way to draw out the toxins you’ve accumulated in your body from getting wild the night before.

Load up on vitamin rich foods and carbohydrates.
It is important to replenish all the lost nutrients from the night before. Loading up on vitamin rich foods in addition to taking a multivitamin is certainly the fastest way to do this. You should also consider eating light, sodium heavy snacks such as chips or pretzels, and bread as these foods will absorb the alcohol that is still in your system in the morning. Also eating crackers throughout the night as you’re drinking will also act in slowing down the rate at which the alcohol enters your bloodstream, thus resulting in a milder hangover next day.

Stay awake for as long as possible.
Although you may want to faceplant onto your pillow the minute you enter through the doors, it is ideal to stay up for as long as possible. When you sleep your body’s metabolism lowers, thereby making the process of metabolizing the alcohol an even longer one. By staying up you will have a better chance of ridding your body of a lot of the alcohol you just consumed.

Choose your drink wisely.
Turns out that some types of alcohol wreak more havoc on your body than others. Experts advise sticking to gin and vodka as they are less likely to give you a hangover. Champagne, brandy and whiskey are prone to increasing the severity of a hangover. In addition to that, it is advisable to avoid drinking carbonated beverages with your drink as they speed up the absorption of the alcohol into your bloodstream, thus having a stronger effect on you and your hangover.

Better yet, if you are in Vegas (which is almost famous for inducing ‘overindulgence’), visit Hangover Heaven*.  Dr. Jason Burke started Hangover Heaven, a Las Vegas “IV vitamin and mineral medical clinic” so that his patients can safely receive up to 10 to 20 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could consume orally in one day*.  They call it  a “Myers’ Cocktail” helpful for flu season as well as hangovers. In additions,they offer the Hangover Heaven Bus which is a 45-foot rolling hangover treatment clinic that is open 7 days a week!

Remember, I am not a physician, healthcare professional or nutritionist – just a woman who might take it a bit too far in the pleasure dept. this holiday season….so don’t quote me on all this but let me know if it helps!

*www.hangoverheaven. com “ Anatomy of a Hangover”  Shore-house. com , accessed Dec 10, 2013 http ://shore-house. com/shore-house/hangover. htm

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How to Stay Positive Through The Pain

There may be all the ways in the world to try and mend your broken heart, but unless you have the right attitude, you’ll never be able to make it through. In a time as painful as a breakup, it is more important than ever to keep your head up and heart strong. Everyone deserves their grief period filled with tears, and self-pitying behavior. But if you find yourself feeling negative for longer than you should, here are few helpful words to try and get you out of your slump:

  • It’s not supposed to be easy. Many women complain that a breakup is “just too hard.” Some even avoid breakups and stay in bad relationships because of it. Well, of course it’s hard! They’re called breakups for a reason — you feel broken for a little while. You have to go through the difficult part before you start to feel like yourself again. It’s usually the difficult things in life that change you and make you stronger.

  • You’re not alone. Nearly every person I know has suffered from heartbreak. Their situations may differ, but they’ve all experienced the same gutted, achy feeling you’re feeling now. It’s something most of us suffer though at some point. As lonely as you may feel now, just know that you really aren’t alone at all. Thousands of people are in your very shoes at this exact moment.

  • Put things into perspective. As tough as your breakup may be, someone else is suffering from something a billion times worse than you are. It’s a cruel world out there. I’m not saying you don’t have the right to be sad, but try to look on the brighter side of things!

  • It’s called a breakup because it’s broken. The relationship has likely fallen apart, or it is simply no longer what it once was. Either way, the relationship wasn’t meant to work out. It’s time to let go of something that was, and continues to be, broken.

  • It wasn’t meant to be, and what is will come your way. When you’re in love, you try to make it work. You don’t let go. If you’re going through a breakup, then he wasn’t meant to be your lifelong love, the one you could never give up on, and the one who could never give up on you. Know what this means? Love is somewhere out there! The man who is meant for you is just waiting to meet you. It doesn’t get more exciting than that. Feel happy about what is to come.

It’s time to jump back into this amazing life you’ve been given and start fresh. It’s your time and it’s now. You better believe you’re going to make it through this!

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The Four Man Plan: A Romantic Science (A Fiona Fine / Women Who Run It Interview)

Are you tired of the same old dating scene leaving you frustrated and lonely… AGAIN

Ready to turn things upside down and try something completely new?

Find out what an ‘engineer’ and a ‘mathematician’ turned dating pros can teach you that will not only give you better success rate in finding your ideal man, but will keep you from getting bummed out by the whole dating game while you’re doing it!

Tune in for this exclusive tell-all, no-holds-barred interview between dating experts Fiona Fine (a former engineer) and Cindy Lu (a hobbyist mathematician). This is a dynamic, insightful and at times hilarious interview that flies in the face of conventional dating wisdom and thumbs its nose at society’s expectations about how ‘good girls’ should conduct their love lives.

Listen HERE:

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PS: Fiona has followed a Four Man Plan herself over the years of her dating life to amazing results and advocates “it is the only way to create a love life of your dreams!” Cindy Lu also applied her “Four Man Plan” and found her husband!

This audio was produced by Women Who Run It: Your Life – Your Love – Your Terms! an e-magazine for smart, successful, super-achieving women.  If you enjoyed this audio, please find more and other great articles at

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Pierrette Raymond

Getting Over The Challenges of Dating in Your 40s, 50s, and Beyond ….

Pierrette RaymondI had a chance to be interviewed by Pierrette Raymond of Moving Forward Matters. She works with families and seniors to help them ‘resize’ their lives and get re-established. She was asking me about the different issues that women face when they are looking to date in their 40s, 50s and/or 60′s. As each decade seems to highlight different challenges,I shared some insights in the different challenges and possible solutions.  Please join us…


Pierrette Raymond interviews Fiona Fine.  Listen Here:

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