womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Apr 13th 2010

Five Ways to Sideline Stress

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Do you hate stress as much as I do? I mean, it just  feels just so...bad. And it has a LOT of side effects. It makes me lose my appetite, eat too much, sleep too little, oversleep, lose my memory, my patience, my motivation, my mind.

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Thursday, Apr 08th 2010

Untangle My Brain Please?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I have a dear friend who just turned 80. Remarkable in many ways, the thing that is most enviable to me is her astounding memory. It seems that as mine gets worse, hers remains the same. She remembers every name and detail of every movie she has ever seen and every book she has ever read.

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Tuesday, Apr 06th 2010

Some New Ways to Eat Healthfully

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Every time I roast a whole turkey or chicken, my husband can't wait to get his hands on it. It's not so much a matter of practicing his carving skills with a knife. Instead it's that moment when the bird is finally cool enough to handle.

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Friday, Apr 02nd 2010

Can You Use An Extra Thousand?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Dollars, that is.

I dare you to say no. It seems that everyone I know is either: A. Out of a job B. Afraid of losing their job, or C. Wants a different job. And oh, the economy. It could be better. Much better.

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Tuesday, Mar 30th 2010

Health Non-Negotiables

authored by Sheryl Kraft

My days have gotten so busy lately, with mounting work responsibilities colliding with ever-present personal responsibilities. And since I'm one of those people who gets easily distracted, once I sit down at my desk I know I'd better stay put, lest I lose my train of thought.

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Thursday, Mar 25th 2010

A Tale of Two Diets (or, how changing your diet really works)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Once upon a time there was a woman who woke up one morning and was fat. (At least, that's how it felt; like it happened overnight). Year after year, as the pounds multiplied, so did the new clothes in her closet, one in every size.

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Monday, Mar 22nd 2010

Do you sleep to dream or dream of sleep?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I don't know about you, but I'm not much of a morning person. Conversations (or lack thereof) used to go something like this:

"Good morning, honey!" My husband.

"Morning." Me.

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Friday, Mar 19th 2010

Something is Running (and I don't mean the exercise kind)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Oh, my. The weather is finally showing some positive signs – like temperatures above freezing! – and I'm feeling happier than I have in months. Ecstatic, in fact.

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Tuesday, Mar 16th 2010

Why You Might Not Want to Sit

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Last weekend, I spent a lot of time sitting, unusual for me. Most weekends, I'm busy with what I call "flitting" – running around doing things like errands, cleaning, laundry, food shopping; catching up from the week. But instead, I spent a lot of time sitting in my car – a LOT.

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Thursday, Mar 11th 2010

Lost Again? Blame Your Genes

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Throughout my life I’ve feared going anywhere new and unknown because of my apprehension of getting lost. And getting lost is way stressful.

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