womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Sep 09th 2014

5 Steps to a Healthier Meal While Dining Out

authored by Sheryl Kraft

While my children were growing up, I insisted on cooking most nights. Ever the health-conscious mother, I knew that my meals would be more nutritious than takeout, even though during the busy sports and after-school activity season, the convenience of pulling into a parking lot and ordering through a microphone would have made my life so much easier (and probably would have made my boys much happier, too).

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Monday, Sep 08th 2014

Decorating Your Empty Nest: Tips From Design Pros

authored by Judy Freedman

As I mentioned in last week's post, I recently attended NY NOW: The Market for Home + Lifestyle show in New York. Walking around the show put me in a mood to redecorate my home. The best part about redecorating as an empty nester is that I'm finally at the age and the stage in my life where I can select furnishings and accessories to complement my very own personal style.

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Tuesday, Sep 02nd 2014

So You Think You Can't … Keep Your Bones Strong?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Here's another word to add to your midlife dictionary: osteoporosis. It's not just women who get the condition. Men do, too. It's often called a "silent disease" because you can't feel your bones getting weaker.

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Monday, Sep 01st 2014

Get the Hottest Trends in Home Décor

authored by Judy Freedman

When I first downsized and moved into my townhome in 2010, I hired a wonderful decorator and color consultant to help me decide what furnishings to take from my home. She helped me select paint colors, carpet styles, drapery fabrics and window treatments, and a few new pieces of furniture. She even did layouts to show me how to place the furniture in each room. It was one of the best investments during my life after 50.

The NY NOW Show

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Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

Healthy Attitude, Healthy Aging

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I am so delighted to have recently reconnected with a friend from my past.

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Friday, Aug 22nd 2014

A Simple Secret to Stress Relief: Just Breathe

authored by Judy Freedman

Everyone seems stressed out these days. Stress can contribute to an increase in cortisol levels (stress hormone) impacting heart disease, blood pressure and blood sugar. Clearly, stress can be detrimental to your health.

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Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014

So You Think You Can't … Take Charge of Your Sex Life?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The most common myth is that once a woman goes through menopause, she becomes asexual and dried up and no longer interested in sex. Nothing could be further from the truth!
—Gynecologist Dr. Donnica Moore

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Monday, Aug 18th 2014

Refocusing on Writing My Memoir

authored by Judy Freedman

As I continue to evolve my life after 50, I've enjoyed reading Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities. Authors Richard J. Leider and Alan M. Webber use a concrete approach to help people "rethink life's meaning and discover (or rediscover) their purpose" when faced with the challenge to change.

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Tuesday, Aug 12th 2014

Who Needs Time to Think? We All Do

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I have a lot of energy. Some might call it restlessness. Or ants in the pants. There's a Yiddish word for that: it's spelled "spilkes"—pronounced "shpil-kis."

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Friday, Aug 08th 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey: An Endearing Movie for Turbulent Times

authored by Judy Freedman

While I was on the West Coast last month, I had a chance to attend a screening for the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey, which is especially endearing for these turbulent times. It tells the story of a clash between two cultures—French and Indian. Fortunately, the story has a peaceful ending, unlike cultural clashes in many parts of the world these days.

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