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
  • By: helen
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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
  • By: helen
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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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Passover Recipes Anyone Can Make

  • Posted on: 31 March 2017
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If you're looking for some recipes for Passover dinner—or some kosher dinners for anytime—here are some kosher.com has shared.
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If you're looking for some recipes for Passover dinner—or some kosher dinners for anytime—here are some kosher.com has shared.

Before I—a Baptist preacher's daughter turned Episcopalian—share some Passover recipes with you, let me tell a story that helps explain my interest in Jewish holidays and food traditions. 

When my now-grown children were in preschool, a teacher asked this very diverse group of kids to share which winter holidays they celebrated and what their favorite holiday traditions were. My younger daughter responded that her family celebrated Christmas—and her favorite Christmas tradition was Hanukkah.

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Be Inspired: This Boomer Girl Designs Activewear for Post-50 Women

  • Posted on: 24 March 2017
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Jacqueline Hook decided to leave her corporate job and start her own business. The result was a company that makes activewear for mature women.
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Jacqueline Hook decided to leave her corporate job and start her own business. The result was a company that makes activewear for mature women.

It's Women's History Month, and, according to Women@Forbes, economists and academics agree women entrepreneurs are an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion. In fact, based on the 2012 U.S. Census, women own 36 percent of all businesses—a jump of 30 percent over 2007.

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