Health and Wellness

  • 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 ...
  • 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 she had to go to the butcher, the bakery and the supermarket. I went to ...
  • 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 panel discussion with celebs including actresses Kyra Sedgwick and Whoopi Goldberg, designer Cynthia Rowley, and ...
  • My Yoga Journey: Celebrating One Year As A Teacher Last month, marked one year since I completed my Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Program at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies. Since graduation, I’ve taught 70+ hours of yoga to mature adults and seniors as old (or should I say as young) as 100. I’ve taught newbies and experienced yogis. I’ve taught Chair Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, ...
  • How To Enjoy A Mindful Cup Of Tea “Would you like to try our teas?” said the nice representative from Adagio Teas. “Yes, yes, yes,” I replied. I was given a gift certificate to purchase some tea and teaware. The package arrived a few weeks ago and I waited until my BFF R visited last week to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea for ...