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

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