Cervical Health Awareness

What you need to know… With Valentine’s Day over and done, it’s time, as women, to shift our focus to our own health, well-being and self-love. January was Cervical Health Awareness Month so let’s take a moment to talk about this often neglected topic. THE STATS ON CERVICAL CANCER Cervical cancer used to be the Continue reading


Winter Blues? Discover How Colors Can lift your Mood?

We’ve all been there. That down-in-the-dumps feeling. That cloak of sadness, impatience or indifference that we wear, especially when the temperatures drop and daylight is harder to come by. Although the winter blues are not permanent, experiencing them can be a little intense. You may be short with your spouse ‘cause he left his socks Continue reading


Wishing YOU Fantastic Holidays No Matter How You Celebrate

In my sphere, and at my age, my friends and acquaintances come from a multitude of backgrounds, and have varied traditions for the Holidays, Christmas and Hanukkah, which are both celebrated in December. A third, called Kwanzaa, which is a week-long celebration, was started in 1966 within the African American community. It combined aspects of Continue reading


Don’t Let Ol’ Man Winter Age You, or Worse

We have the power to seriously influence our aging process and protect ourselves Even though I spend most of the winter months in the South, I always take protective measures during cooler weather, and admonish all my friends who live in cold, snowy areas, to take precautions against the ravages of winter. While winter can Continue reading


ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE… What You Need to Know

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month so before we gear up into December, let’s take a quick but important overview of this disease (and dementia) which, according to 2016 statistics, affects 44 million people worldwide. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease. And, with baby boomers Continue reading


Bet You Like The Smell But Never Thought It Could Harm You

…would you believe we’re talking about the inside of your new car?  …read on This month Richard and I replaced our ten-year-old vehicle with a new one. Wow! The safety features on this new car are wonderful: rear, front and side view cameras, blind spot warnings, lane keeping and parking assistance, none of which were Continue reading


Giving Thanks

I am forever grateful for the beautiful things in life, especially my wonderful family, a circle of friends, some of whom I’m very close to, and my comfortable surroundings. But also, at my age, 83, I’m so fortunate to be physically and mentally vital, to continue to enjoy working, writing and painting … keeping active Continue reading


Taking Too Many Meds Can Be As Bad (or Even Worse) As Taking Too Few

Here’s How to Check Safely A study published in the American Medical Association Journal (JAMA) found that two-thirds of older adults take five or more medications and supplements daily, up 14 percent over ten years. And 17 percent use medications and/or supplements that shouldn’t be combined. Dr. Michael A. Steinman, a geriatrician at the University Continue reading


You Don’t Need a Flood to Have A Serious Mold Problem

A Reminder to Check Your Home My heart goes out to all the people affected by the unforgiving hurricanes that have gripped so much of our wonderful nation and the world. So many are still in Flood Zones. I look at their faces trying to search how they are getting through it all. I also Continue reading