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Tuesday, Apr 14th 2015
Yesterday reminded me of why I love the sun so much. After an endless winter where the sun's warming effects felt minimal, the sun was finally out in full force. Its delightful warmth and light were just what I needed to restore my hope and remind me that warmer weather was finally within reach.
I craned my neck up toward the heat—and then I was suddenly reminded that in addition to worshipping the sun, we must also fear it.
Tuesday, Apr 07th 2015
Happiness is such a loaded emotion. Some days I wake up feeling happy. Others, not so much. Especially in this so-called midlife, when so many things around me are in flux.
But since it feels so much better to feel happy than to feel unhappy—not to mention the health-enhancing effects of happiness—throughout "those" days when I am inexplicably cranky, moody or just plain unhappy, I try to remind myself of a few things:
Tuesday, Mar 31st 2015
Scientific research finds an association between diet and depression. Diets that included vegetables, fruit, meat fish and whole grains are associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety. Is it any wonder that foods and moods are related?
Is it possible to eat foods that put you in a better mood?
Before you answer that with a "duh, yes, that's what comfort foods are for," let me clarify.
Monday, Mar 16th 2015
Go ahead and blame former President Clinton for calling attention to colon cancer by declaring this month National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Back in 2000, he knew what he was doing: it's an opportunity to spread colon cancer awareness.
I know … it's not the sexiest topic, but we all need to think about our colons, especially once we hit 50.
Friday, Mar 13th 2015
I attended my first blogger conference eight years ago. I was a newbie blogger and one of only a dozen or so bloggers in the audience who was nearly 50. I was welcomed among crowds of "mommy bloggers" with babies in tow. Despite our age difference, I was smitten with the blogosphere. There was an energy, a vibe, a camaraderie. The only thing that was missing was my boomer tribe.
Monday, Mar 09th 2015
Here's a more-than-common scenario in my house: Dinner is over, the table is cleared. The dishwasher is silently humming, the kitchen is officially closed and it's time to finally sit back and relax.
We head for the couch and settle back into our respective spots (creatures of habit are we) to enjoy a television program or read a book. We exhale. It feels good; that moment of complete surrender, when you can finally brush off the day's craziness.
Sunday, Mar 08th 2015
"Richard Gere joins the cast of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," said the nice PR representative when she asked me if I wanted to preview and promote the new movie.*