Creaky knees...an aching back...diminished eyesight...a weaker bladder. These are hardly unexpected consequences of aging and come with the territory. (Oh, don't worry, you can fight them!) But one body part you might not think much about as it relates to getting older? Your neck. Like rings on a tree, the neck is usually where you begin to see the first signs of aging, which can happen well … [Read more...] about Is This Body Part Aging You?
With winter season on the horizon, it's time to start thinking ahead about sprucing up around your home: cleaning out closets, tuning up your heating system, weather-proofing your garden, gathering firewood, clearing your roof and gutters of debris, caulking around windows and doors, and more. This sounds like a lot of work, but it is important that you get these jobs done before the winter, as … [Read more...] about Does Your Body Need a Winter Fixer Upper? Five Easy DIY Improvements
Did you read that right? If you know me, or read my stuff, you know that I am - and have been for quite a long while - a big fan of exercise. From a very young age, I've always been a person who liked movement- whether it be pacing, walking, running, dancing, biking, fitness classes of any sort. Sitting still? Not my thing. (Unless I'm on a beach, or engrossed in a good book or movie. That's a … [Read more...] about It’s Okay Not to Work Out
Need any good makeup tips? Yeah, I thought so. Who can't use a refresher every once in a while? Every time I sit down to apply makeup I wonder if I'm keeping up with my so-called midlife face, which seems to sprout those "extras" every time I look: extra lines, extra hairs (ugh! facial hair!) , extra sun spots. Looking in the mirror doesn't get dull, that's for sure! A recent beauty and … [Read more...] about Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Tips
It's a common scenario: Your parent is aging, and little by little the roles are reversing. You are becoming their parent, and they are becoming like your child. If you were born between 1946 and 1964, then you might be one of 76 million baby boomers approaching and/or ready to enter retirement. Or perhaps you're first ramping up a career that had been put on hold while you focused instead on … [Read more...] about Are You the Child of a Narcissist?
I hate going to the dentist - especially when it's of the oral surgery variety. My mouth has had so much work done that if it were my face I'd look like a Joan Rivers wanna-be (may she rest in peace). And every time, minutes before my scheduled appointment, I'm so tempted to call their office and say something like, "Sorry, but I can't make it today. My car got a flat and I'm stuck on the side … [Read more...] about 5 Things A Flat Tire Taught Me About Life
When I was younger and felt self-conscious about my height, I used to slump a lot. I hated being tall. I wanted to be shorter; petite, even. And now that all seems not only ironic but so foolish. (That's probably low on the list of the foolish thoughts we all did when we were younger. May be folly for a future post...) Now, in this so-called midlife of mine, I don't want to be shorter. But … [Read more...] about Posture Counts
It happens a lot. I suppose it's because I write about health, beauty, nutrition and fitness, and I'm privy to so many expert opinions and so many different products. Sometimes I'll try them once, and then never use them again. But other times I'm delighted and surprised to have found something I never knew about before - and am delighted when I love it and grant it a permanent place on my … [Read more...] about 7 Amazing Health & Beauty Finds
The Association of American Medical Colleges projects that the nation will face a shortage of 12,000 to 31,000 primary-care physicians by 2025. So it's no wonder you may be finding it harder to find a doctor or to schedule an appointment with the one you have. What's fueling this problem? The baby boom generation pouring into older age, an aging physician workforce preparing to retire and an … [Read more...] about Can’t See a Doctor? How to Cope.
Do you like the word thin…except when it applies to your eyelashes? Yeah, I thought so. It’s not your imagination: Thinning eyelashes come with this so-called midlife aging thing. What’s happening? The four stages of eyelash development – growing, resting, shedding and re-growth – while cycling continuously, slows down. Or maybe the eyelash follicles quit producing altogether. Like some people … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Why Are My Eyelashes Thinning?