Vitamins C & E – Your Skin’s Best Friends

Skin, our body’s largest organ, deserves a lot of TLC but often, we neglect it. Truth is, taking care of it is fairly easy. Implementing just a few simple habits can really help. Staying hydrated is key as is a daily skincare routine that includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing and also limiting your exposure to Continue reading


LUCKY ME! – Especially written for young women

A couple of weeks ago, I went in for my five-year bone density test. At age 83, my bone density tested like that of someone 40 years my junior. That’s no accident. I’ve headed this blog “Lucky Me” because, as a young girl I learned the importance of caring about my bones while I was Continue reading


More Than Just a Pet

Recently, I read a news report about a woman who was denied boarding a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, because she wanted to bring along her peacock that she claimed was her emotional support animal (ESA). Despite having purchased a separate ticket for the bird, United refused saying peacocks did not qualify. This Continue reading


I Hope I’m Preaching to the Choir

At this writing, we’re in the worst flu epidemic in over ten years and it’s intensifying. Now, many times over the years, I have advocated getting an annual flu shot as the primary preventive measure against this pesky, in some cases deadly, virus, which has resulted in crowded Emergency Rooms all over the country. But Continue reading


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