Well, it's been quite a whirlwind. My son Jonathan and now-wife Caroline's wedding this past weekend seemingly snuck up on us, although the planning started a good 18 months ago. Until the date got really close, it didn't seem like reality (at least not to me). And then, it suddenly was. Planning a wedding is a job in and of itself but when it's all done, it will no doubt leave you with a … [Read more...] about 20 Things to Expect When You’re Expecting to Be the Groom’s Mother
May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good reminder to check up - and brush up - on yours. The pain began as a dull off-and-on ache between my shoulder blades. But then, seemingly overnight, it progressed into a persistent, sharp and stinging sensation that moved beyond my neck and down into my arm. The unrelenting pain woke me – and kept me - up at night. And the more I felt the pain, the … [Read more...] about Five Quick and Easy Tips to Keep Your Sanity When You’re in Pain
There's been a lot in the media lately about the growing epidemic of loneliness and how it can hurt your health. According to AARP, loneliness is a health risk affecting 800,000 older Americans and is a "significant predictor of poor health." Maybe you live or work alone, or you crave solitude and simply enjoy being alone - or even prefer being alone to the company of others. Is that a reason to … [Read more...] about How Chronic Loneliness Harms Your Health
Mother's Day is approaching, and if your celebration includes gifts, it's not too early to start dropping some hints (or better yet, ask for what you want). Yes, I love surprises, but I also love getting a gift that I’ll use and love...and to ensure that, I've learned to ask. After all, a gift is worth asking for: It’s something special; something you wouldn’t normally buy or do for yourself; … [Read more...] about Moms and Massage, a Perfect Marriage
When you think about things that cause wrinkles, sagging, and age spots, you probably blame the sun. And you'd be right: Sun exposure is the number one culprit in aging skin - but there are so many other factors. Some we can control, and others, we can't. It's normal for the actual structure of your skin to change with age. Its outer layer thins and the number of pigment-containing cells … [Read more...] about How to Treat Your Aging Skin
As a freelance health journalist, I'm fortunate to be invited to many interesting events on health, beauty, fitness and other interesting subjects. Yesterday ranks as one of my favorites: Hosted by New York City's Crave Fishbar and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the talented Chef Todd Mitgang and his staff prepped an amazingly delicious and varied mélange of seafood that would satisfy any … [Read more...] about Intimidated by Fish? Don’t Be.