Do you ever wish you had killer personal style? Or wish you had the guts to take a few fashion risks? Or maybe you’ve just simply given up on the style department altogether?

Well, consider this quote from Miuccia Prada:

“Women always try to tame themselves when they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.”

I love that quote, and totally agree!

In fact, I would argue that nothing says I’m 50 or 60 — and a bit boring — quite like a ho-hum shift dress paired with some pearls, pumps and a “helmet” hair style.

When it comes to style (regardless of your age), amp up your personal flair, get a little wild, and break free from the crowd!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

Life is too short for mediocre sex.

It’s so true!

In fact, I’m convinced that great sex is an important part of being the best version of you, that you can be.

Great sex reduces stress, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and decreases the risk of heart disease.

It speaks to your attitude and your vibe.

And, as I explain in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, when you feel sexy, you portray a confident, capable, and magnetic person to the world, thereby attracting people and opportunities into your life.

If lack of confidence has your sex life in the doldrums, or if you’re just looking for tips to enhance your already awesome sex life, click above to watch.

How many times have you heard this one:

“Who cares about sleep? You can sleep when you’re dead.”

Well, I TOTALLY disagree.

In my opinion, it’s a stupid expression, only used by braggarts whose lack of sleep will most likely contribute to their early demise.

And whether you agree with me or not, it’s hard to deny the importance of getting your rest.

In fact, I would argue that a lack of sleep impacts everything: your willpower, your weight, your productivity…your entire life!

That’s why in today’s episode of Jacquie Straight Up, I explain why getting plenty of sleep — yes, 7 or 8 hours every night — is CRITICAL for achieving your goals.

Now, you might feel you’re one of those “super-humans” who can survive on 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night.

Confession time: during my 20’s, I was a rotund, self-conscious girl who was a full 30 pounds heavier than I am now.

My self confidence was challenged, and I lived my life clammed up in extra-comfy sweatpants and over-sized T-shirts.

I was afraid of shining my light.

It’s really true. In fact, in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I share a photo of my overweight self from the 80’s.

Make no mistake: even at this point in my career, showing you this photo is a big step for me. This is the first time that I have ever publicly shared an image from that stage in my life, and it’s not easy. But because today’s video topic is so important, I felt it warranted a little photo-evidence from my past.

Cold Meds 2

I have no video for you today ’cause I have a nasty cold — I don’t feel good, I look bad, and I sound even worse!

It pisses me off when I get colds because I eat my fruits and vegetables, I’m healthy, I work out every day, and I take my vitamins! So I’m like, “What the hell?”

Then I remember what my own life coach taught me many years ago and what I know to be true:

When you get minor bugs or short bouts of depression, it’s the Universe stopping you in your tracks and demanding that you take a break.

When you think back to the times that you’ve been slayed by a bug, isn’t it usually when “you can least afford to be sick?” In other words, at those times when life is particularly stressful or frenetic, and you think you really need to be on your game?