womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Sunday, May 03rd 2015

An Eye-Opening Day at the Women in the World Summit

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Apr 28th 2015

Breast Cancer: The Good, the Bad, the Confusing

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The good news is that cases of breast cancer in the United States, which had been increasing for more than two decades, began dropping around the turn of the century and have continued to do so. It's thought that the main reason for this decrease is the decline in the use of hormone therapy after menopause.

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Sunday, Apr 26th 2015

Boomerang Children: Expect Them to Come Back

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

I've been an empty nester for nearly three years, but that may soon change. One of my daughters is talking about taking a "gap year" between college and medical school and the other is thinking of saving up for a move westward. So, sometime in the next year or so, there's a good possibility that one or both of my adult daughters could move back home.

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Tuesday, Apr 21st 2015

Menopause and Your Moods

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Why do some women going through menopause feel like they're out of control, irritable, short-fused and just plain crazy? And why do others pass through seamlessly with nary a hot flash or mood swing?

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Monday, Apr 20th 2015

"Sleep Better" Program May Help You Do Just That

authored by Judy Freedman

When I was in my 20s, I was a great sleeper. I'd hit the pillow after a long day at work and I was out for the count. I remember my roommate W was envious of how quickly I would nod off. Not anymore.

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Tuesday, Apr 14th 2015

Are You Protecting Your Eyes?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Yesterday reminded me of why I love the sun so much. After an endless winter where the sun's warming effects felt minimal, the sun was finally out in full force. Its delightful warmth and light were just what I needed to restore my hope and remind me that warmer weather was finally within reach.

I craned my neck up toward the heat—and then I was suddenly reminded that in addition to worshipping the sun, we must also fear it.

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Monday, Apr 13th 2015

Fashion Forecast for Spring 2015

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Apr 07th 2015

What Does It Take to Be Happy?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Happiness is such a loaded emotion. Some days I wake up feeling happy. Others, not so much. Especially in this so-called midlife, when so many things around me are in flux.

But since it feels so much better to feel happy than to feel unhappy—not to mention the health-enhancing effects of happiness—throughout "those" days when I am inexplicably cranky, moody or just plain unhappy, I try to remind myself of a few things:

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Thursday, Apr 02nd 2015

My Post-50 Yoga Journey: The First Step

authored by Judy Freedman

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