womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014

So You Think You Can't … Take Charge of Your Sex Life?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The most common myth is that once a woman goes through menopause, she becomes asexual and dried up and no longer interested in sex. Nothing could be further from the truth!
—Gynecologist Dr. Donnica Moore

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Monday, Aug 18th 2014

Refocusing on Writing My Memoir

authored by Judy Freedman

As I continue to evolve my life after 50, I've enjoyed reading Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities. Authors Richard J. Leider and Alan M. Webber use a concrete approach to help people "rethink life's meaning and discover (or rediscover) their purpose" when faced with the challenge to change.

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Tuesday, Aug 12th 2014

Who Needs Time to Think? We All Do

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I have a lot of energy. Some might call it restlessness. Or ants in the pants. There's a Yiddish word for that: it's spelled "spilkes"—pronounced "shpil-kis."

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Friday, Aug 08th 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey: An Endearing Movie for Turbulent Times

authored by Judy Freedman

While I was on the West Coast last month, I had a chance to attend a screening for the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey, which is especially endearing for these turbulent times. It tells the story of a clash between two cultures—French and Indian. Fortunately, the story has a peaceful ending, unlike cultural clashes in many parts of the world these days.

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Tuesday, Aug 05th 2014

So You Think You Can't…Have a Better Memory?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Do any of these scenarios sound vaguely familiar?

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Thursday, Jul 31st 2014

Back From the Blogosphere—BlogHer '14 Recap

authored by Judy Freedman

I'm back from the blogosphere where I met, mingled and immersed myself in the large community of female (and a few male) bloggers at the BlogHer '14 Conference in San Jose, Calif. It's a bit like going into the clouds and not coming out for two days.

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Tuesday, Jul 29th 2014

Aches and Pains: From Denial to Acceptance

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Seems that in this so-called midlife I've been fighting surrender on a lot of fronts.

But lately, I've been at the losing end.

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Thursday, Jul 24th 2014

Free to Be Me at BlogHer '14 Conference

authored by Judy Freedman

This week I am at the BlogHer '14 Conference in San Jose, California. This year BlogHer is celebrating its 10th anniversary. My first conference was in 2007, the year I started blogging my countdown to 50. I remember it well.

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Tuesday, Jul 22nd 2014

So You Think You Can’t … Beat the Summer Heat

authored by Sheryl Kraft

We may be together, but it's like we live in two different climates.

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Friday, Jul 18th 2014

The Beauty Benefits of Papaya

authored by Judy Freedman

"What is that mixture you are putting on my face?" I asked my aesthetician D as she slathered on a smooth mask during my facial.

"It's a papaya and yogurt mask," said D. "The healing enzymes in papaya help exfoliate the dead skin and the yogurt is soothing—a good antiaging remedy."

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