womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Apr 21st 2015

Menopause and Your Moods

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Why do some women going through menopause feel like they're out of control, irritable, short-fused and just plain crazy? And why do others pass through seamlessly with nary a hot flash or mood swing?

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Monday, Apr 20th 2015

"Sleep Better" Program May Help You Do Just That

authored by Judy Freedman

When I was in my 20s, I was a great sleeper. I'd hit the pillow after a long day at work and I was out for the count. I remember my roommate W was envious of how quickly I would nod off. Not anymore.

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Tuesday, Apr 14th 2015

Are You Protecting Your Eyes?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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.

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Monday, Apr 13th 2015

Fashion Forecast for Spring 2015

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Apr 07th 2015

What Does It Take to Be Happy?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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:

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Thursday, Apr 02nd 2015

My Post-50 Yoga Journey: The First Step

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Mar 31st 2015

5 Foods for Your Moods

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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.

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Monday, Mar 23rd 2015

Natural Remedies for Pain Management

authored by Sheryl Kraft

When you experience pain, do you:

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Monday, Mar 16th 2015

Get Screened: For the Health of Your Colon

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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.

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Friday, Mar 13th 2015

Midlife Bloggers Find Ways to Connect

authored by Judy Freedman

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.

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