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- The 5 Stages of Holiday Stress
- Are You an Elephant Mom or a Tiger Mom?
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- HealthyWomen's Holiday Gift Guide—For You to Give or Get
- A Special Twist on a Favorite Hanukkah Dish: Moroccan Potato Latkes
Tuesday, Sep 16th 2014
October is the month I inevitably think about getting older (yes, I'm a Libra baby), and the month that surrounds us not only in glorious fall foliage colors but a color particular to a disease: breast cancer.
Monday, Sep 15th 2014
This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Palley, trend strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's "Meet The New Family" research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the United States and abroad.
Tuesday, Sep 09th 2014
While my children were growing up, I insisted on cooking most nights. Ever the health-conscious mother, I knew that my meals would be more nutritious than takeout, even though during the busy sports and after-school activity season, the convenience of pulling into a parking lot and ordering through a microphone would have made my life so much easier (and probably would have made my boys much happier, too).
Monday, Sep 08th 2014
As I mentioned in last week's post, I recently attended NY NOW: The Market for Home + Lifestyle show in New York. Walking around the show put me in a mood to redecorate my home. The best part about redecorating as an empty nester is that I'm finally at the age and the stage in my life where I can select furnishings and accessories to complement my very own personal style.
Tuesday, Sep 02nd 2014
Here's another word to add to your midlife dictionary: osteoporosis. It's not just women who get the condition. Men do, too. It's often called a "silent disease" because you can't feel your bones getting weaker.
Monday, Sep 01st 2014
When I first downsized and moved into my townhome in 2010, I hired a wonderful decorator and color consultant to help me decide what furnishings to take from my home. She helped me select paint colors, carpet styles, drapery fabrics and window treatments, and a few new pieces of furniture. She even did layouts to show me how to place the furniture in each room. It was one of the best investments during my life after 50.
The NY NOW Show
Friday, Aug 22nd 2014
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.
Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014
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
Monday, Aug 18th 2014
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.