womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Friday, Feb 05th 2010

You're Invited: A Fun, Free Event in NYC With Laura Geller

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Want to have some fun this coming Monday, February 8? If you’re in the NYC area, come to the studios of makeup guru Laura Geller. You’ll get mini-makeovers, cocktails, sweets, and an appearance by the authors of the book, The Nanny Diaries.

Laura did a makeover on me last year for this blog, and she is one of the sweetest, most talented people out there.

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Thursday, Feb 04th 2010

What To Eat After Exercise (It Matters)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The other day after my workout I headed to a local Starbucks. I was craving a soy latte, something I used to drink every day but cut down to once or twice a week after realizing that it was really cutting into my budget. As I was waiting for my drink, I eyed the pastries in the glass case, fantasizing about what it would be in my next life.

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Tuesday, Feb 02nd 2010

More Reasons to Love Exercise

authored by Sheryl Kraft

With the start of a new decade,some of you might be making significant changes in your lives, setting new goals, feeling re-energized.

But I fear the momentum may be dwindling for many. For instance,my gym, which was bursting at the seams come January 1, is now, well, thinning out a bit. I'm not seeing the same old familiar faces as often.

Maybe you're a fan of exercise. Maybe you hate it.

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Friday, Jan 29th 2010

Put Down the (cell) Phone

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm guilty. Well, sort of. I don't exactly text while driving, but I do keep my cell phone within easy reach and each time it notifies me that a new email has landed in my inbox, I'm tempted to take a quick peek. It's just hard to resist, even though I know that it can always wait.

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Tuesday, Jan 26th 2010

You're Invited to an Exclusive Event

Did you ever laugh so hard you nearly peed your pants? (I have a friend who leaks every time she cracks up.) She’s not alone. One in three women experience light bladder leakage (LBL), involuntary leakage that results from things like laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising. This is often caused by weak pelvic floor muscles, which can be worsened by obesity, pregnancy, childbirth and hysterectomy.

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Friday, Jan 22nd 2010

Sometimes You Have to do Less to Get More

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I recently came across an article written by Glamour's Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Levine, on the Huffington Post about a sleep challenge. Basically, there are hundreds in agreement that they just don't get enough. We all have our personal "enough's": - six hours may be enough for you, while for me?

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Tuesday, Jan 19th 2010

Reasons to Love Your Thighs and Butt

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Is your shape more pear than apple?

If all the news that researchers constantly come out with makes you want to pull out your hair, punish yourself for some supposed misdeeds, re-do your entire diet or even your entire life,  here's some news that might make some of you very happy.

It's about FAT. Not the kind we eat, but the kind we...wear.

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Thursday, Jan 14th 2010

The Big Mistake You Don't Want to Make

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I used to be really poky in the mornings. It took me forever to wake up - and you dare not talk to me until at least a good half-hour had passed. I never, ever ate breakfast....too grumpy to even think about food. 

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Monday, Jan 11th 2010

How to be Kind to Yourself

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Well, here were are, the second week into the new year and you’ve probably had it up to here with promises you felt compelled to make to yourself. Or, maybe not. Personally, instead of making resolutions – which I almost always tend to break, thus forcing the same ones over and over again—I've learned to make goals. Somehow the word “goal” is not as threatening and even a bit less menacing, don’t you think?

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Friday, Jan 08th 2010

Washing Dishes and Other Stress-Busters

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Last night's cooking left a huge sink-full of dishes. And hubby and I have a deal: whoever doesn't cook has dishwashing duty. It's only fair, right? But before we sat down to eat, he insisted on clearing out the sink..each and every thing. (Rule one for controlling his stress level: never sit down to eat on a full sink. Me? I can easily shift my eyes away from it and worry about it later.

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