womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Friday, Jun 06th 2014

Tres Señoritas Travel to Spain: First Stop, Madrid

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 03rd 2014

Walking: Why Every Step Is Special

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you know me, you probably wouldn't be surprised to hear me say that I'm the opposite of a couch potato. I'm of the why-sit-when-you-can-stand variety.

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Friday, May 30th 2014

Expert Beauty Tips for Women 50-Plus

authored by Judy Freedman

I was excited to review the new beauty book Toss the Gloss by Andrea Q. Robinson. Andrea's illustrious career spans more than 40 years, with chief roles at Estée Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and editorial at Seventeen, Vogue and Mademoiselle.

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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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