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

Celebs Share Why Over 50 Is “The Perfect Age”

Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and L’Oreal Paris hosted a “50 Over 50” luncheon at Hearst Tower in New York City this week and I was pleased to attend. The event celebrated 50 accomplished women over 50 and also featured a … Continue reading

How To Keep Your Post 50 Skin Happy and Hydrated

“Your skin looks good. It’s nice and hydrated,” said my esthetician D when I visited for a facial. “What are you using on your face?” I was glad to hear that my skin wasn’t as dry as the last time. … 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

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

Why I’m Voting For Replens™ in the 2016 Election

Sit down. We have to talk. There’s a crisis that’s about to happen in the coming years that none of the presidential candidates are talking about. It’s bigger than global warming. It’s “so huge” that it may cause emotional upheaval … Continue reading

I Need To “Sleep Better”

When I was in my 20s, I was a great sleeper. I’d hit the pillow after a long day at work and I was out for the count. I remember my roommate W was envious of how quickly I would nod off. … Continue reading