Mindfulness, Happiness and More Trends From the 2017 Book Expo

  • Posted on: 7 July 2017
  • By: helen
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The 2017 BookExpo offers new titles on mindfulness, happiness, aging and so much more.
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The 2017 BookExpo offers new titles on mindfulness, happiness, aging and so much more.

When I was growing up in the Bronx, New York, I loved going to the public library. My mom and I would walk across Mosholu Parkway from our home. Mom would go food shopping—which took a long time because she had to go to the butcher, the bakery and the supermarket.

I went to the library, where I headed straight for the new book section, opening the crisp covers, reading the flaps, flipping the printed pages. I'd stack the books—six was the limit—check them out one at a time and carry the pile in my arms to meet up with mom.

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My Yoga Journey: Celebrating 1 Year as a Teacher

  • Posted on: 2 June 2017
  • By: helen
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Becoming a yoga instructor is a learning experience and many lessons come from listening to and observing students.
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Becoming a yoga instructor is a learning experience and many lessons come from listening to and observing students.

Last month, marked one year since I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies.

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How to Keep Your Post-50 Skin Happy and Hydrated

  • Posted on: 26 May 2017
  • By: helen
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Top tips to keep mature skin healthy and more youthful looking.
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Top tips to keep mature skin healthy and more youthful looking.

"Your skin looks good. It's nice and hydrated," said my aesthetician D when I visited for a facial. "What are you using on your face?"

I was glad to hear that my skin wasn't as dry as the previous visit. Now that I'm postmenopausal my entire body often feels parched from head to toe. My eyes are so dry, including my corneas, that my ophthalmologist prescribed eye drops for morning and evening.

Being of a certain age, I am always looking for the next great ingredient or beauty product that is going to keep my post-50 skin happy and hydrated.

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How to Enjoy a Mindful Cup of Tea

  • Posted on: 20 May 2017
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Preparing and drinking a good cup of tea can be a time for mindfulness and calm.
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Preparing and drinking a good cup of tea can be a time for mindfulness and calm.

"Would you like to try our teas?" said the representative from Adagio Teas. 

"Yes, yes, yes," I replied. I received a gift certificate to purchase some tea and tea ware. The package arrived a few weeks ago, and I waited until my BFF R visited last week to enjoy a relaxing pot of tea for two.*

I was excited to try Adagio Teas and carefully unpacked the gift items I had ordered:

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Fun Things to Do in Clearwater Beach

  • Posted on: 12 May 2017
  • By: helen
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Clearwater Beach offers many activities besides the white sand beach: the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, boat rides and water sports and picture-perfect sunsets.
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Clearwater Beach offers many activities besides the white sand beach: the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, boat rides and water sports and picture-perfect sunsets.

During our trip to Clearwater Beach, Florida, last month, my boyfriend L and I had a chance to explore the area for five glorious days courtesy of the city of Clearwater.* If you haven't read my initial blog post, "So Many Reasons to Fall in Love With Clearwater Beach," be sure to check it out. Clearwater Beach is ranked #1 Best Beach in the U.S.

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So Many Reasons to Fall in Love With Clearwater Beach

  • Posted on: 1 May 2017
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Clearwater Beach, Florida, offers clean white sand beaches, beautiful sunsets over the Gulf and lots of good seafood.
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Clearwater Beach, Florida, offers clean white sand beaches, beautiful sunsets over the Gulf and lots of good seafood.

Glorious sunshine by day and picturesque sunsets at dusk, miles of pearly white sugar sand beaches, clear blue gulf waters, an abundance of restaurants with fresh fish and seafood and luxurious resorts with Gulf Coast views—there are so many reasons to fall in love with Clearwater Beach.

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Making the Most of My Mindfulness Journey

  • Posted on: 21 April 2017
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Bringing your attention to the present moment, without judgment, can help relieve stress.
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Bringing your attention to the present moment, without judgment, can help relieve stress.

It has been almost 10 years since I studied mindfulness meditation. At the time, my therapist C suggested I sign up for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Program at The Penn Medicine Program for Mindfulness.

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Are There Advantages to Being a Woman Over 50?

  • Posted on: 13 April 2017
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Women over 50 possess wisdom, confidence, vulnerability and a sense of adventure.
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Women over 50 possess wisdom, confidence, vulnerability and a sense of adventure.

I was asked this question by journalist Jackie Pilossoph, who writes the weekly "Love Essentially" column in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, a suburban paper in Chicago.

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You May Be Getting Older, but You Can Still Have Fun!

  • Posted on: 7 April 2017
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The movie "Going in Style" reinforces the lesson that you can still have fun as you get older if you keep a spirit of adventure and a positive outlook.
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The movie "Going in Style" reinforces the lesson that you can still have fun as you get older if you keep a spirit of adventure and a positive outlook.

Post sponsored by Warner Bros.

Since turning 50, my philosophy has been that while I may be getting older, I can still have fun. That's why when the PR team at Warner Bros. contacted me about writing about this topic, I said "absolutely." It's one of the key themes of their new movie, Going in Style, which will premiere in theaters on April 7th.

Going in Style

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Boomers CAN Create Their Dream Careers

  • Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Author and speaker John Tarnoff helps baby boomers reinvent themselves in his book, "Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50."
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Author and speaker John Tarnoff helps baby boomers reinvent themselves in his book, "Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50."

Ever since I've been on Twitter, @johntarnoff has been following me. He retweets my blog post almost every week. Who is this nice person, I wondered? I clicked on his Twitter handle and saw that he has more than 97,000 followers and is a super handsome, 60-something, former Hollywood entertainment executive.

Wow-o-wow!

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