womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Apr 05th 2016

5 Things a Flat Tire Taught Me About Life

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I hate going to the dentist—especially when it's of the oral surgery variety. My mouth has had so much work done that if it were my face I'd look like a Joan Rivers wannabe (may she rest in peace).

And every time, minutes before my scheduled appointment, I'm tempted to call the dental office and say something like, "Sorry, but I can't make it today. My car got a flat and I'm stuck on the side of the highway."

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Sunday, Apr 03rd 2016

My Post-50 Yoga Journey: A New Perspective on the Body and Mind

authored by Judy Freedman

It's been a while since I shared progress on my post-50 journey to become a yoga instructor. Through my education at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, I'm gaining a new perspective on the union between the body and the mind.

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Tuesday, Mar 29th 2016

How to Tweak These 5 Bad Habits for Better Health

authored by Sheryl Kraft

When it comes to our health, there's a big divide.

There are some who ignore it outright. Maybe their attitude is "live and let live" and not worry or stress about it. Or they've fallen into some bad habits over the years that they can't break. Or perhaps they just don't know how to be healthy.

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Tuesday, Mar 22nd 2016

The Price of Comfort

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The older I get and the older my body parts get—in this case, my feet—the more I gravitate toward shoes manufactured in Italy.

No wonder the country is shaped like a boot.

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Friday, Mar 18th 2016

Chick Flick Starring Sally Field Will Warm Your Heart

authored by Judy Freedman

Much has been written in the media about the post-50 invisible woman. It's been said that women of a certain age fade into the woodwork or fall out of favor as they age.

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Thursday, Mar 17th 2016

Take the Dare With UnitedHealthcare (You Could Win a $400 Gift Card!)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As children, the statement "I dare you" was usually associated with dangerous or forbidden challenges, perhaps something like sneaking out of the house late at night, staying out past your curfew, cutting a day of school—or worse.

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Tuesday, Mar 15th 2016

5 Surprising Constipation Triggers

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Unfortunately, being a woman increases your risk of chronic constipation; hence many men being the envy of their female partners.

So, what's causing your symptoms? While most of us know that a diet low in fiber and fluids can be a culprit—you need about 25 grams of fiber each day and six to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid daily—there are other less-known offenders.

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Tuesday, Mar 08th 2016

7 Amazing Health and Beauty Finds

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Because I write about health, beauty, nutrition and fitness, I'm privy to many expert opinions and products. Sometimes I'll try a product once and never use it again. Other times I'm amazed to have found something I never knew about—and delighted when I love it and grant it a permanent place on my shelf.

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Tuesday, Mar 01st 2016

Easy Ways to Avoid Airplane Germs

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I just returned from two back-to-back trips. And while I have gotten over my fear of flying (somewhat), there is still one fear that, while it doesn't stop me from flying, remains at the forefront of my mind.

It's not the fear of terrorism (although I must admit that is omnipresent these days); it's the fear of either arriving at or departing from my destination with a cold (or worse).

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Friday, Feb 26th 2016

Empowering Women in the Art of Wayfinding

authored by Judy Freedman

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