womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

Healthy Attitude, Healthy Aging

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I am so delighted to have recently reconnected with a friend from my past.

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Friday, Aug 22nd 2014

A Simple Secret to Stress Relief: Just Breathe

authored by Judy Freedman

Everyone seems stressed out these days. Stress can contribute to an increase in cortisol levels (stress hormone) impacting heart disease, blood pressure and blood sugar. Clearly, stress can be detrimental to your health.

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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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