womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Thursday, Oct 23rd 2014

Are You Ready to Relinquish?

authored by Judy Freedman

I've been thinking about the word relinquish ever since I went to yoga class where my yoga teacher, P, talked her fellow yogis (of which I am one) through a practice to help us let go of our stress.

"Relinquish any of the tightness that is in your body," said P. (I felt my body relaxing from head to toe.)

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Wednesday, Oct 22nd 2014

Ode to My In-Laws: Forever Young

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

One of the many things I love about my in-laws is that they like to dance—with vigor and at every opportunity. And it doesn't matter if you're 8 or 80, you're expected to join in the fun and give it a whirl.

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Friday, Oct 17th 2014

A SoulCycle Experience

authored by Judy Freedman

SoulCycle

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Wednesday, Oct 15th 2014

Q&A With a Bladder

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Although bladder problems are more common than you'd suspect—more than 40 million American women experience sensitive bladders and bladder leaks—it's a somewhat taboo topic. Women are hesitant or embarrassed to discuss it, or, if they do, it's often in hush-hush tones. 

So you think you can't understand your bladder? 

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Sunday, Oct 12th 2014

Are Boomer Guys Really Different From Boomer Girls? Yep!

authored by Judy Freedman

I had an opportunity to hear John Gray, PhD, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex, speak in Philadelphia last year. While the popular book about relationships was written 20 years ago, Dr. Gray gave an update on what's stayed the same and what's changed over time regarding the differences between men and women.

Here are some of Dr. Gray's insights:

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Tuesday, Oct 07th 2014

Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

"You have cancer."

Those three words hold so much power. They're life-altering in too many ways to measure. They're words that every women hopes they'll never have to hear.

And as a survivor who has heard those words, I'd like to be able to say that you'll never, ever have to hear them.

But there's no sure way to do that.

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Saturday, Oct 04th 2014

Drying Up in Menopause

authored by Judy Freedman

aging skin

As the autumn air grows colder and my body continues to age, I find myself drier and drier these days. The air conditioner is in the off position and the heater is turned on, but that's not the only reason my body is drying up from top to bottom.

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Tuesday, Sep 30th 2014

So You Think You Can't...Find a Reason to Drink Coffee?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you miss National Coffee Day, which was yesterday?

Me, too. 

Bummer! I could have scored a free cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's, Peet's and other places. 

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Friday, Sep 26th 2014

The Yogi's Way to a Good Night's Sleep

authored by Judy Freedman

Catching my nightly Z's has been getting more challenging during my life after 50. What about you? Is your mind racing when your head hits the pillow? Still experiencing menopausal night sweats? Is your body exhausted?

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Tuesday, Sep 23rd 2014

Technology: Keeping Up Is Hard to Do

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're old enough to remember that old saying, "Keeping up with the Joneses," you're old enough to understand how hard it has become to really keep up. 

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