Health and Wellness

  • It’s Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: Time To Share My Story May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to share my personal story. Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer (and 11th most common for women) – a cancer I never knew existed until I was told six months ago that “you have bladder cancer.” Not something I wanted to hear on the eve ...
  • Disrupt Aging: Expert Tips To Stay Wealthy, Wise and Connected If you knew you were going to live to 100, what would you do differently today? In my last blog post, I introduced this question and provided some reflections from the 2018 AARP Disrupt Aging: The Implications of Living 100 Forum. As promised, this week I’m going to share tips from some of the experts who spoke ...
  • Living 100: How To Make The Most of Living A Longer Life “Current 10 year olds may age to be 104,” said Jo Anne Jenkins, CEO of AARP, as she kicked off a conversation about longevity at the 2018 AARP Disrupt Aging: The Implications of Living 100 Forum, powered by Forbes and held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. last week. The event featured presentations with leading experts ...
  • Help! My Body Is Aging And I Want To Make Peace With It Lately I’ve been feeling that my body is aging rather quickly. I know I’ve always been an optimist, but as I progress in my 60th year and into my sixth decade, I’ve noticed my body is shifting and I want to make peace with it. My Cholesterol Is Rising “My cholesterol has gone up more than 50 ...
  • 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. ...