womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Monday, Jul 07th 2014

So You Think You Can't?…

authored by Sheryl Kraft

For many, midlife can be a liberating time—a time that ushers in newfound confidence and freedom; a time when what we say and feel are unbound by the limitations of our egos, doubts and insecurities. Rather than face midlife as a crisis, look at it as an opportunity to embrace growth and positive change and learn new things.

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Thursday, Jul 03rd 2014

Retiring the Art of Perfection

authored by Judy Freedman

Now that I'm embarking on year two of reimagining my life after a 30-plus-year corporate career, I realize that it's time to retire the art of perfection. (Am I ready? Is this the most challenging task I have ever tried to achieve? Yes, yes and yes.)

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Tuesday, Jul 01st 2014

10 Surefire Ways to Be Thin

authored by Sheryl Kraft

"How do you stay so thin?" I overheard one woman ask another at the gym today.

The thin woman shrugged. "I dunno," she said. "I just … do."

Well, she might not have been able to put her winning strategy into words—or maybe she had a secret she was not willing to divulge.

It might have been easier if the other woman had asked, "What things don't you do so you can stay skinny?"

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Monday, Jun 30th 2014

Time for a Mammogram: Follow-up Exam Generates Anxiety

authored by Judy Freedman

"There is an area of interest on your last mammogram that warrants a closer follow-up," said the note I received from the imaging center. "A surgical consultation was advised. We recommend you have your next imaging study in June."

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Tuesday, Jun 24th 2014

Q&A With a Mosquito

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The deadliest insect on Earth, killing millions from West Nile virus, malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and more, gets to defend—and explain—its existence.

Did you ever go to bed with nary a mark on your skin and wake up scratching madly at the red welts that seemingly appeared out of nowhere?

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Friday, Jun 20th 2014

Update Your Look With Stylish Eyewear

authored by Judy Freedman

I've worn eyeglasses for the past 30+ years and always consider my eyewear to be one of my most important accessories. First, because eyeglasses are worn on the face, and second, because I have to wear this accessory every single day–or I cannot see.

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Wednesday, Jun 18th 2014

Graduation Emotions: A Roller Coaster Ride of Pride and Celebration With Some Dips Into Sadness and Loss

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

With graduation season wrapping up, I run into women like me who are riding that emotional roller coaster of pride and sadness. First, there's extreme pride in our children who have graduated, whether from high school, technical school, community college, state university or an Ivy League school. We know they've worked hard to get there, and we're very proud of what they've accomplished.

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Tuesday, Jun 17th 2014

Why Using Sunscreen Is Not Enough

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I look forward with anticipation to the warmer weather all year long, even more so when we have extreme seasons like we did this past winter. In the summertime I feel freer, happier and more at peace. While many will disagree that 80 degrees Fahrenheit is a comfortable temperature, it's the perfect one for me.

But now that the warm weather looks like it's dug in its heels, I'm remembering that as much as I love it, it takes a certain amount of caution and planning.

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Friday, Jun 13th 2014

Tres Señoritas Travel to Spain: Beautiful Barcelona

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 10th 2014

Another Reason to Embrace Aerobic Exercise: It May Protect Vision

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you are lucky enough have normal vision, you may take healthy eyes for granted. But if you started wearing glasses early in life or recently learned you needed them, you may be more aware of and concerned about your eyes and vision.

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