Health and Wellness

  • Seeing Clearly Is The Key To A Happy Retirement When I was asked to write this sponsored post for the brand VSP Individual Vision Plans,* I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. Then it hit me, seeing clearly is the key to a happy retirement. Yes, yes, yes, in every area of my life, I want to have sparkling vision for what ...
  • Managing Your Medications Is A Serious Matter “Remember to take your pills after you get home from breakfast” I told my boyfriend L this past weekend. “Yep,” he replied. Mind you,  I’m such a nice girlfriend to make breakfast for L most Saturday mornings. Thankfully, I only have to remember to take a probiotic, multi-vitamin and cranberry and turmeric supplements each morning — and ...
  • The Best Is Yet To Come: Celebrating My 60th Birthday! There’s no more countdown. It’s here, it’s now. This week I’m celebrating my 60th birthday! Looking Back On My 50s As I get ready to tackle my next decade, I can’t help but think of all I’ve accomplished during the past 10 years. When I started blogging my year to 50, I was a newbie. I never ...
  • Stay Healthy and Happy This Holiday Season “It’s December and the holiday season is in full swing. As your jolly CVS Pharmacy Ambassador*, I’m here to remind you about ways to stay healthy and happy so you can enjoy this month’s festivities and celebrations. Did You Get Your Flu Shot? My boyfriend L and I got our flu shots back in October at our local CVS ...
  • 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 Antoinette was nearing 50, she received a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis. A speech therapist and special ...
  • 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 line. We walked right in. “Who wants to go first?” said Karen, the nice nurse practitioner. ...
  • 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 to be over 65 by the year 2030, per the Census Bureau, I’m unlikely to ...
  • 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 it’s September (can you believe it), I thought I’d share a few of the titles that resonated ...
  • My Fabulous Foodie Day At The 2017 Fancy Food Show Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? If not, you likely will be after you read about my fabulous foodie day at the 2017 Fancy Food Show. Last week, I spent four hours walking 362,000 square feet of the Javits Center in New York while sampling goodies offered by 2,600+ exhibiting companies. As a long-term foodie (in my ...
  • It’s Summer! Time To Power Up The Sunscreen This post is produced in collaboration with CVS Phamacy. Give me a cheer! Give me a yeah! Give me a high-five! It’s finally warm and sunny. I’m back from my holiday in Greece (will be sharing all the highlights soon) and getting ready for summer weekends at my condo-on-the-corner at the Jersey shore. Power Up Your Sunscreen As a ...