Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Skin Cancer: Minimize Your Risk by What You Eat

 I write a lot about the importance of diet to our health and well being. What we eat – and what we do not eat – has been proven to directly affect obesity levels, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis and even dental diseases.With spring’s arrival heralding warmer weather and longer, sunny days, people will be […]

Goodbye Winter Blues; Hello Spring Fever!

This week’s weather prediction is for temperatures to go as high as 65 degrees, possibly even more, this week! 65 degrees! That’s jacket weather…not coat weather…jacket weather! I realized I’m really restless with a severe case of Spring Fever. I’m tired of seeing my breath escape in white puffs every time I step outdoors. I’m […]

The Benefits of Friendship

Having a network of friends is one of the single, most important aspects to a happy and healthy life. Unlike family relationships, our friendships are formed by personal choice, without the formality of legal ties or ceremonies. Like family relationships however, friendships can span our entire lifetime. There are many kinds of friends. Some are […]

Curb Your Hunger with this Delicious Breakfast Food

All About Oatmeal As a child in the 50’s and 60’s, the oatmeal my mother prepared was the most familiar “Quaker Oats” brand. Back then, Quaker Oats came in a red, white and blue cardboard canister and still does today. Bearing the image of a friendly-looking man with long, gray hair under a wide-brimmed hat, […]

Humor and the Holidays

Preparing for the holidays can be a bit overwhelming. There’s gift shopping and wrapping, decorating, holiday meal planning, baking, visits to Santa, church services, parties and special events and frequent get-togethers with family and friends. Many women don’t get enough rest because we’re on the go from morning to late at night tending to our […]

Cortisol, the Stress Hormone

Everything we do has consequences. What we do or don’t do what we say or don’t say…and yes, what we eat and drink or don’t eat and drink makes a difference. Not only do the choices we make impact the quality of our lives, they also impact the condition of our bodies. The degree of […]

How Crying and Sighing Can Be Good For You

When I was a girl, I had a tendency to dissolve into tears if someone even looked at me cross-eyed. It was a troubling (to my parents) and humiliating (to me) response which occurred with awkward frequency and duration. Being a girl, I was given a bit more understanding than my younger brother would have […]

What is a Hot Flash and How Can I Minimize Them?

For years before I ever experienced my first hot flash, I heard women friends complain about them. Sometimes I could actually see the onset of a friend’s hot flash as I’d be speaking with her. Her face would begin to redden; a light line of sweat would break out across her upper lip or across […]

Your Body is Like a Swimming Pool

For many years, we had a large in-ground swimming pool, though it was always my husband’s responsibility to maintain it while he was alive. Jim was extremely fastidious about keeping the water pH balanced, regularly testing with the little pH strips, and then adding chemicals as required.  Every couple of weeks, he’d take a water […]

The Very Best Tips for Getting – and Staying – Asleep

Falling right to sleep and then staying asleep may sound like a dream, but it is possible. Yet more than half of all midlife women experience insomnia at least a few nights a week. Everyone’s different, so don’t be afraid to experiment with the following tips to find the ones that work best for you. […]

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