womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Are You the Child of a Narcissist?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's a common scenario: Your parent is aging, and little by little the roles are reversing. You are becoming their parent, and they are becoming like your child.

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Saturday, May 14th 2016

Celebrate National Better Hearing Month With a Free Screening

authored by Judy Freedman

As a blogger I get invited to a variety of press events. I wasn't able to attend Duracell's "Stay Connected" event in New York City last week, but I wanted to share some news from the initiative in honor of National Better Hearing Month, which takes place in May.

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Monday, May 09th 2016

Are We Overusing Antibiotics?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

So many of us are guilty of it: We feel lousy with a sore throat, bronchitis, a cold or a sinus or ear infection. We call or visit our health care professional, insisting that we need antibiotics.

And we have been getting them, in many cases despite the fact that they're unnecessary. Antibiotics account for 47 million excess prescriptions each year.

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Monday, May 02nd 2016

5 Little Changes, 5-Plus Big Results

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Most of the time, we go about our days routinely and with little thought. We wake up, brush our teeth, pour ourselves some coffee or tea, eat breakfast (or not) and head off to work (or play).

Wash, rinse and repeat.

Sure, having a morning routine—or any routine for that matter—is an essential part of living a healthy life. But, did you ever stop to reexamine those everyday habits?

You may ask: Why fix it if it ain't broke?

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Tuesday, Apr 26th 2016

5 Hidden Weight-Loss Saboteurs

authored by Sheryl Kraft

After being cooped up in the dreary darkness and cold of winter, lots of us (at least in the colder climates) have come away pale, anxious to get moving again and, in many cases, sporting a few extra pounds. A University of Pittsburgh study of people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) found that 27 percent reported a pattern binge eating.

Hardly surprising.

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Saturday, Apr 23rd 2016

Gluten-Free Snacks to Satisfy Your Spring Munchies

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Apr 12th 2016

Hard-of-Hearing Is the New Midlife Secret

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Lately it seems like we're all in the same boat.

Or at least, the people who will admit it are in the same boat.

Lately I'm noticing that we midlifers suddenly have a lot in common.

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Friday, Apr 08th 2016

7 Reasons Why Having a Boyfriend Post-50 Is the Best

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Apr 05th 2016

5 Things a Flat Tire Taught Me About Life

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I hate going to the dentist—especially when it's of the oral surgery variety. My mouth has had so much work done that if it were my face I'd look like a Joan Rivers wannabe (may she rest in peace).

And every time, minutes before my scheduled appointment, I'm tempted to call the dental office and say something like, "Sorry, but I can't make it today. My car got a flat and I'm stuck on the side of the highway."

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Sunday, Apr 03rd 2016

My Post-50 Yoga Journey: A New Perspective on the Body and Mind

authored by Judy Freedman

It's been a while since I shared progress on my post-50 journey to become a yoga instructor. Through my education at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, I'm gaining a new perspective on the union between the body and the mind.

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