womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

The Mediterranean Diet: Eat Your Way to Better Health (Including a special giveaway!)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Is it any coincidence that the Italian greeting “Ciao!” is pronounced like our English word for "eat up": chow?

Perhaps I'm reaching here.

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Friday, May 23rd 2014

Giving Myself Permission to Transition

authored by Judy Freedman


During the past year since leaving my full-time job, I've been on a mission to transition from a fast-paced corporate executive to a person who is more balanced, calm and happy.

Am I all the way to bright? No, no, no.

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Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Aging Gracefully: No Moaning and Groaning Allowed

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Do you moan and groan? Or just put up and shut up?

I got the best phone call at 8 o'clock one recent morning from my older son, Jonathan. (Of course, when the phone rang that early, my first inclination was to think, "Uh-oh, what's wrong?" But that's just me. Or a lot of us, most likely.)

The call went something like this:

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Friday, May 16th 2014

Speeding Up at My First Spinning Class

authored by Judy Freedman

"You will like spinning," said my yoga friend W a few weeks ago. "I go to spinning class every Monday and it is a great 30 minute cardio workout."

"Maybe I will try it sometime," I replied.

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Tuesday, May 13th 2014

5 Easy Ways to Take Good Care of Yourself

authored by Sheryl Kraft

In just a few days, hubby and I are taking off for Italy (so excited!), our first big vacation together in many years (did I mention that I'm so excited?). Although I've been fortunate enough to travel to some great places recently, he has not. That's what happens when you are too busy to get away.

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Friday, May 09th 2014

A Baby Boomer Woman's Life After 50

authored by Judy Freedman

Hi all! I'm Judy Freedman, a 50-something baby boomer, and I'm delighted to be joining HealthyWomen.org as a contributor to the Midlife Matters blog.  

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Tuesday, May 06th 2014

5 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Without Really Trying

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you read this headline and stop in your tracks, hungry for some advice? Or did you read this headline and skeptically think, "Sure, sure, another trick just to get me to read."

I want to share something with you. Don't hate me. (Why do I say this? Because when it comes to weight, people get really funny about things and take things very personally. It's a hot-button issue, for sure.)

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Monday, Mar 10th 2014

5 Simple Ways to Spread Cold Germs

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I've had more colds the past few months then I've had for the last five years combined. And it seems that all around me, people are sneezing, coughing and blowing their (very red) noses.

What gives? Just why are so many people sick?

It's not that everyone is walking outside with wet hair or getting chilled. Those are old wives tales, after all.

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Tuesday, Mar 04th 2014

Women and Libido at Midlife

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Reading some comments in response to last week's post about the attempts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra made me aware that although there are many women who are eagerly awaiting such a drug, there are many others who would not consider a drug to boost their libido.

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Tuesday, Feb 25th 2014

Flibanserin Studies Continue: Will It Ever Become the Female Viagra?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're a woman experiencing a diminishing libido, you might be waiting anxiously for what men have enjoyed since 1998: your own version of Viagra.

For men, the little blue pill—Viagra (or other brands of erectile dysfunction medicine)—may be a familiar part of their medical arsenal, but for women, their own pink pill is still just a dream.

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