womenTALK: Midlife Matters

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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Tuesday, Mar 09th 2010

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I got a phone call from my close friend Sarah the other day. "Guess who's getting divorced?" she asked. Oh, no, I thought. Not again.

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Thursday, Mar 04th 2010

What is Happiness, Anyway?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Happiness is always around but lately, I've noticed that it seems to be the "in" topic. Why is it that suddenly the media is awash in the H- word?

All this focus on happiness makes me think about what happiness really is…I mean, it's all so individual and diverse, don’t you think? Is it love, satisfaction, joy, pleasure? Or, do our life circumstances – like money, marital status, health and sex - determine our happiness?

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Tuesday, Mar 02nd 2010

How to Find the Time to Exercise (It’s Easier Than You Think)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Based on a recent post I did about exercise, many of us want to lift weights to keep our bones healthy and strong, but are either bored with it o

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Friday, Feb 26th 2010

Caution: Hearts Can Really Break

authored by Sheryl Kraft

How many times have you said – or heard someone else say – that their heart is broken? Personally, as a young(er) woman, I had my heart broken many times prior to meeting the man that I would marry.

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Tuesday, Feb 23rd 2010

Bad Breath: The Culprits

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I've been holding onto an email a reader sent me a few months ago (sorry!). In it, she asked a question that frankly, I couldn’t answer: How to tell someone that they just plain stink. She wrote to me asking this, "I have a co-worker who is a great guy. And I might even date him, if he didn't have such bad breath. But I don't have a clue how to tell him. Any suggestions would be appreciated!"

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Thursday, Feb 18th 2010

Work Those Muscles!

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I recently met with one of the personal trainers at my gym to re-evaluate my fitness routine. I was okay with my cardio but bored with my strength-training routine. I started faithfully lifting weights years ago, following my breast cancer diagnosis.

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