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Sunday, Apr 03rd 2016
It's been a while since I shared progress on my post-50 journey to become a yoga instructor. Through my education at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, I'm gaining a new perspective on the union between the body and the mind.
Tuesday, Mar 29th 2016
When it comes to our health, there's a big divide.
There are some who ignore it outright. Maybe their attitude is "live and let live" and not worry or stress about it. Or they've fallen into some bad habits over the years that they can't break. Or perhaps they just don't know how to be healthy.
Friday, Mar 18th 2016
Much has been written in the media about the post-50 invisible woman. It's been said that women of a certain age fade into the woodwork or fall out of favor as they age.
Thursday, Mar 17th 2016
As children, the statement "I dare you" was usually associated with dangerous or forbidden challenges, perhaps something like sneaking out of the house late at night, staying out past your curfew, cutting a day of school—or worse.
Tuesday, Mar 15th 2016
Unfortunately, being a woman increases your risk of chronic constipation; hence many men being the envy of their female partners.
So, what's causing your symptoms? While most of us know that a diet low in fiber and fluids can be a culprit—you need about 25 grams of fiber each day and six to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid daily—there are other less-known offenders.
Tuesday, Mar 08th 2016
Because I write about health, beauty, nutrition and fitness, I'm privy to many expert opinions and products. Sometimes I'll try a product once and never use it again. Other times I'm amazed to have found something I never knew about—and delighted when I love it and grant it a permanent place on my shelf.
Tuesday, Mar 01st 2016
I just returned from two back-to-back trips. And while I have gotten over my fear of flying (somewhat), there is still one fear that, while it doesn't stop me from flying, remains at the forefront of my mind.
It's not the fear of terrorism (although I must admit that is omnipresent these days); it's the fear of either arriving at or departing from my destination with a cold (or worse).
Tuesday, Feb 23rd 2016
We all have our share of them—those spots on our bodies where fat loves to hang out. For some, it might be areas in the lower body with lovely nicknames like "bubble butt," "thunder thighs," "cankles," "saddlebags," "love handles" or "FUPA" (you'll have to look that one up).
Then there's that fat which accumulates in areas above the belly, known affectionately as "bat wings" or "turkey neck."