One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories

In honor of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m pleased to bring you an essay written by Antoinette Truglio Martin, the author of an inspiring memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. In 2007, when … Continue reading

Happy October! It’s Time To Get Your Flu Shot

“It’s October. The flu season has officially started. Let’s go get our flu shot,” I said to my boyfriend L last weekend. Since I’m a CVS Ambassador*, we went to the MinuteClinic at our local CVS Pharmacy for our shots. There was no … Continue reading

Honoring World Alzheimer’s Month: Keeping The Brain Healthy

I read The New York Times blog called The New Old Age written by Paula Span. This week, Paula introduced herself in The Story Behind The Story column. She says that “With more than 20 percent of the American population projected … Continue reading

Making The Most Of My Mindfulness Journey

It has been almost 10 years since I studied mindfulness meditation. My therapist C at the time had suggested I sign up for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Program at The Penn Medicine Program for Mindfulness. It was right after my husband M died … Continue reading

How To Take Care of Your Heart After Menopause

February is Healthy Heart Month and this week is Valentine’s Day, so I thought I would wear red and remind you to take care of your heart. This is especially important for women our age. According to the American Heart Association … Continue reading

Stay Healthy and Happy This Winter: Go Get Your Flu Shot

“I’m reaching out to see if you are interested in pulling together a piece on how to prevent the flu,” said the nice account executive S from the team that works on CVS Pharmacy. “Sure,” I replied. “I definitely want to … Continue reading

Janes Wellness Gowns Cover With Comfort For The Medical Journey

“My note is to tell you about Janes Wellness Gowns, something wonderful, that offers women over 50 comfort, style, and dignity when they need it most,” wrote Sharon Linder, the founder of GetJanes. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Since October is … Continue reading

Help Prevent Osteoporosis: “Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future”

“Did you have your bone density scan?” asked Dr. S during my annual gynecological examination earlier this year. “Yep, I had my last scan in February 2015 and it indicated that I had osteopenia, a lesser degree of bone loss, which may lead … 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

Celebrate National Better Hearing Month With A Free Screening

As a blogger I get invited to a variety of press events. While I wasn’t able to attend the Duracell event in NYC last week, I wanted to share some of the news from their “Stay Connected” initiative in honor of … Continue reading