"You have cancer." Those three words hold so much power. They're life-altering in too many ways to measure. They're words that every women hopes they'll never have to hear. And as a survivor who has heard those words, I'd like to be able to say that you'll never, ever have to hear them. But there's no sure way to do that. What I can do is tell you ways to reduce your risk - and be aware … [Read more...] about Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?
Food & Nutrition
While my children were growing up, I insisted on cooking most nights. Ever the health-conscious mother, I knew that my meals would be more nutritious than takeout, even though during the busy sports and after-school activity season, the convenience of pulling into a parking lot and ordering through a microphone would have made my life so much easier (and probably would have made my boys much … [Read more...] about Five Steps to a Healthier Meal While Dining Out
I am so delighted to have recently reconnected with a friend from my past. Our children went to preschool together. Shortly after the end of the school year, Charlotte and her husband Alan moved from Connecticut to New Jersey so their two girls could get situated in kindergarten. Although we were good friends, we lost touch. You know how that goes - young mothers get super-busy and our focuses … [Read more...] about Aging With Ease and Grace
In my last post, I suggested things that might be able to keep you at a good, healthy weight. In case you’re wondering if they were just a figment of my imagination, I’m here to tell you the answer. No, they’re not. There are good, legit reasons they work. Eating right is a delicate balance. You want to eat enough to nourish and fill you up, but not so much so that you gain excess weight. … [Read more...] about In Defense of Eating Right
"How do you stay so thin?" I overheard one woman ask another at the gym today. The (skinny) woman shrugged. "I dunno," she said. "I just...do." Well, she might not have been able to put her winning strategy into words...or maybe she had a secret she was not willing to divulge. It might have been easier for the other woman to ask, "What things don't you do so you can stay … [Read more...] about Ten Surefire Ways to (not) Be Thin
If you knew there was strong evidence that colonoscopies save lives, would you be more encouraged to go and get this feared and sometimes dreaded test? Only about half of people recommended for colonoscopies go ahead and actually get them. (You know who you are.) March is colon cancer awareness month. And just as I've procrastinated about writing about it (got in just under the wire!) you … [Read more...] about The Test That Saves Lives
While watching the Oscar awards last week, I got to thinking. There are so many fabulously talented actors and actresses, directors and producers, animators and screenwriters out there. There are so many others behind the scenes who I don't even know about or will never quite understand what it is they do. They all work so hard. Their work consumes them. And they've likely been at it for a very, … [Read more...] about Why I’ll Never Win a Blogging Award
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?
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
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