It's so good to be back here after being absent for what feels like forever. First and most important, I hope that anyone who was in the path of Hurricane Sandy is safe. Although the storm did hit where I live in Connecticut, we're faring better than many. My home was without power for five days. It's funny; I knew power would eventually be restored. This was hardly our first experience with … [Read more...] about A Hurricane: Teachable Moments
My So-Called MidLife Blog is on hiatus!
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What happens when you grow up in the 50s and 60s, well before things like fluoride, sealants and flossing were di rigeur? Well before parents were on top of their kids' every move, knowing each time they had a bowel movement? And well before we knew that. like your health, you also couldn't take your teeth for granted? If you're anything like me, you end up as an adult with lots of root canals, … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Care for Your Teeth
I got a new cast this morning - one that is a bit less cumbersome and clunky. At least my elbow is free to move and I can see more of my fingers (which still resemble sausages, only slightly paler and more delicate ones than before). If I twist my left (casted) hand into a certain position, I can reach some keys on my computer and type using both hands, to a degree. But ouch! That position hurts … [Read more...] about The Bright Side
I recently - clad only in a small towel - entertained a roomful of young, strapping able-bodied men in my hotel room. Some of them were firemen. I don't know about you, but there"s something quite sexy about a guy who will risk his life to save another's, as well as run to the aid of a damsel in distress (no, i didn't mean "undress..." or maybe I did). Intrigued? Curious? Suspicious? Abandon … [Read more...] about Feeling Vulnerable
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 – almost 24 years ago – a diagnosis in someone that young was certainly an anomaly. And although physicians were informed about my treatment options, that’s where the knowledge began – and ended. No one paid heed to my lifestyle. I was young, after all, had two little ones, needed the energy to run after them, was not resigned to sitting on the … [Read more...] about One Easy Thing You Can Do to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk