These New Books Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

It’s been many years since I’ve had kids at home who are starting a new school year, yet come September I always think about new beginnings. The past month, my mailbox has been filled with new books that can help you reinvent yourself and make positive change. Since … Continue reading

Mindfulness, Happiness, and More Trends From the 2017 Book Expo

When I was growing up in the Bronx, NY, I loved going to the public library. My mom and I would walk across Mosholu Parkway from our home. Mom would go food shopping – which took a long time since … Continue reading

Women Who Inspired Me in 2016

I thought I’d finish off my last blog post for 2016 by honoring some of the talented speakers from the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference For Women. I’d like to share a few quotes that resonated with me from that day. Maybe they … Continue reading

A Gift Book To Inspire and Celebrate Retirement

As a blogger, many books pass my desk for review. One that caught my eye this season is Hello Someday by Kobi Yamada and John Christianson. It’s a gift book to inspire and celebrate retirement. It’s from Compendium, one of my favorite publishers … Continue reading

“70Candles!” Shares Advice on Positive Aging

Last month, The New York Times journalist Jane Brody wrote an article about “Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond.” I enjoy reading Jane’s weekly columns on Personal Health, but this one was especially appealing. Jane mentioned a blog called 70Candles!, with stories from women … Continue reading

How To Be “Younger Next Year” With Exercise

Happy New Year! I’m back from the gym and finished my aerobic exercise with 20 minutes on the elliptical. My heart rate was at 70 – 85 percent of my target – a high endurance workout. (Go Judi! Go Judi! Go … Continue reading

My Favorite Things For This Year’s Gift Giving Season

Each summer I attend the NY NOW Show – The Market for Lifestyle, Home + Gift – at the Javits Center in New York City. It’s fun to walk up and down the aisles filled with home decor, jewelry, housewares, artisan crafts, paper … Continue reading

My Foodie Retirement Project: “1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die”

If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll want to go get a copy of 1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed reading Mimi’s restaurant reviews in The New York Times, and her articles in food and … Continue reading

Do You Want To Be Happier in 2016? “Choices” Can Help!

“I’m writing to talk about the Choices Notebook I’m launching. It’s a labor of love, three years in the making and something I’m very passionate about,” wrote midlife blogger and designer Kimberly Montgomery. “It’s a 12-Month Planner to help goal-oriented, successful people … Continue reading

Buzzing About New Books At 2015 Book Expo America

When I was a young girl growing up in the Bronx, NY, I loved to go to the public library. My mom would drop me off at the library and then go shopping at the supermarket. The library was my babysitter. … Continue reading