womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Sep 01st 2009

Multitasking Madness

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I don't know about you, but I always have an endless stream on my "to do" list. And despite best intentions I'm forever hopeful I can conquer them all by multitasking. Tapping into my quick energy, I move like a hummingbird, wings all aflutter.

But you know what? I usually end up with one big mess; like discovering at 3PM that my breakfast dishes are still in the sink.

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Monday, Aug 31st 2009

Sugar - It's Not Heart-Healthy

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I recently read a shocking report on sugar. Don't get me wrong: I love sweet things. Given a choice, I'd much rather have a slab of cake or pie than a chicken breast or bowl of chips.

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Friday, Aug 28th 2009

Poison Ivy. And I Thought I Was Immune

authored by Gwynn Cassidy

Well, here I am, almost 56 and so far, I've gotten away with never getting poison ivy. Just about everyone I know has had it at some point.

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Thursday, Aug 27th 2009

Picture This: Belly Bulge Exposed!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

In case you missed it, there's a photo that's buzzing around these days that is inspiring a LOT of attention - and not negative attention, for a change.

No airbrushing, no apologies...a photo in the September issue of Glamour of a plus-sized model baring her body without any sort of self-consciousness.

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Tuesday, Aug 25th 2009

Another Reason Not to Ignore High Blood Pressure

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Back in May, I wrote about my blood pressure, which started to climb (just like my mother's did) when I hit my 50s, despite a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.

Sometimes, heredity speaks louder than actions. Sigh.

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Monday, Aug 24th 2009

Easy Dinner Party Recipes...With Love

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I did!

Saturday night we had a small dinner party, attended by a bunch of my very oldest friends (not oldest as in age - but oldest as in how long we've known one another :) To me, there's something so unique and special about being around people who have shared so many joys and also too many losses; a quiet understanding and comfort that is hard to match.

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Monday, Aug 24th 2009

Keeping Your Bones Healthy and Strong

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I know, I know. You're tired of hearing about the importance of exercise.

But I can't help myself. It's always on my mind; always in the news in some shape or form.

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Friday, Aug 21st 2009

In Case You Missed Them: Five Health Highlights This Week

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Just in case you were away on a blissful vacation this week and missed the news...or were too busy to notice...

Here's some of the top health news from the week.

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Thursday, Aug 20th 2009

More on Lymphedema and Weights

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The other day, I shared some information on a new study that disproves the old notion that women who have had breast surgery cannot lift anything heavy for fear of developing lymphedema in their arm.

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Wednesday, Aug 19th 2009

A Trip to a Cosmetic Dermatologist : Watch This

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're a regular reader, you might have read about my visit last month to NYC dermatologist Dr. Arielle Kauvar. We talked about ways to erase some pesky signs of aging. You know, the W word: Wrinkles.

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