It happens to me every winter. My head and body feel like they belong to someone else; somewhere else. Call it a bad case of SAD. The winter just does a number on me, leaving me feeling depleted and depressed. I walk around in a fog, unsure of what I'm thinking and where I'm heading. But I fight it, knowing that all good things must come to an end. Here's something I know for sure: Spring is on … [Read more...] about What Do You Know For Sure?
Diet & Exercise
Finding the “Right” Gym
Since moving to a new town, I've been on a mission. I'm in the market for a new gym. Yes, my building has one (that's one perk of living in an apartment). But sometimes it's not enough (since I work from home, I need an excuse to actually leave the building otherwise I fear I'd never breathe any fresh air or see the outside world. Besides, staring out the window into a courtyard while you're … [Read more...] about Finding the “Right” Gym
Dealing with Hot Flashes in the Heat
Now that the heat of the summer is engulfing many parts of the country, it's not as easy to find immediate relief from those hormonal waves of sweat. And hot weather is a big hot flash trigger. Many of course look into getting an air conditioning sydney company to fit their house with much-needed temperature control and prevent the heat from getting to them. But when one is out for fun or for work … [Read more...] about Dealing with Hot Flashes in the Heat
Take These 20 Baby Steps Toward Better Health…Without Feeling Deprived
We all want to be healthy when it comes to our food but the idea of eating like rabbits or having to stay away from restaurants has obviously can put a lot of people off. But that is a very extreme way of thinking and can potentially do emotional damage. There are plenty of things you can do to be more mindful of your health, none of which meaning you have to drastically change your diet. And you … [Read more...] about Take These 20 Baby Steps Toward Better Health…Without Feeling Deprived
How’s Your Memory? Secrets from a Champ
We all have our so-called little tricks. Some use post-it notes. Others use a string around their finger. And then there are those of us who write the same thing down on three different lists... only to forget where we left those lists. It's embarrassing when you walk out to the parking lot and can't remember where you parked your car. Or how about when you're stuck for a word and it … [Read more...] about How’s Your Memory? Secrets from a Champ
What You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of in Your Diet
Quick - what comes to mind when you hear the word "fiber?" I'll bet it's something to do with needing it to stay "regular." Well, yes, that's one thing fiber helps you do - avoid constipation. But it's important for other reasons, too. And since March is National Nutrition Month (it's also the month we change the clocks - yay!) it's a good time to think about putting more … [Read more...] about What You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of in Your Diet
As Good as Chicken Soup?
I don't know about you, but it's been a pretty bad cold/flu season here in the Kraft household. First, I came down with my first cold (flu?) in about three or four years, and it was a whopper. I still don't know if it was a milder version of the flu - (Yep. I had my flu shot. But new reports say the developers kind of slipped...and didn't guess it right with as much accuracy as past years. It's … [Read more...] about As Good as Chicken Soup?
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Disease
Since yesterday was Valentine's Day (hope you all had a good one!) , you might have already figured out this is not going to be about protecting your heart in the area of LOVE. (For that advice, I hand the reigns over to a relationship expert like Alisa Bowman, and her popular blog, Project Happily Ever After.) Instead, since February also happens to be the month that celebrates heart … [Read more...] about What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Disease
3 Diet Myths and Other Confusions
I'm wondering why I woke up this morning with weight on my mind. Is it because we're into a new year and I'm hearing lots of people talking about hanging onto their promises to shed some pounds? Or is it because with each passing year, it's getting tougher - dammit! - to keep off those extra pounds? Or maybe it's the (ridiculous, non-age-appropriate) fashions in the magazines that make us … [Read more...] about 3 Diet Myths and Other Confusions
Midlife Minute: Think Before You Eat
It's easy to dig into food that is in front of you, especially if it's the kind that you love and crave . For me, that's anything sweet. I can easily ignore the savory, salty stuff, but cookies, pies and cakes? Not so much. To save you some unwanted pounds, too-tight pants, mindless eating and that overall awful feeling of regret (AKA "self-loathing"), here are some helpful tips, … [Read more...] about Midlife Minute: Think Before You Eat