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


LIFT WEIGHTS AT ANY AGE – Easy strength training exercises for everyone

If you’ve reached the 50+ mark, it is crucial that you make strength training part of your life. Whether or not you are new to weightlifting, the benefits of this activity are numerous. Including weight training in your exercise routine can help contribute to your overall health both physically and mentally. Here are a few Continue reading


Oleda’s Favorite Heart-Healthy Soup

When we think fall, we think hearty soups that warm the soul. Not only can soups warm up our insides, they can actually be good for our most precious asset: our heart! The recipe that follows is one of my absolute favorites. It’s tasty, creamy and colorful. I like to serve it with some crusty, Continue reading


Exfoliate Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Easy steps to getting radiant skin Exfoliating our skin is something we’ve all heard we should do but seldom of us actually take the time to do it. The truth is, it’s an important practice because it rids our skin of dead skin cells which ultimately leads to more, soft, radiant and healthier looking skin. Continue reading


WALK THIS WAY!

How walking can improve your physical and mental well-being Admittedly, we are not all avid exercisers but staying active is an essential part of maintaining a healthy body and mind. If hours at the gym or intense cardio workouts are not for you, that’s okay. Walking is an easy and inexpensive way to wake up Continue reading


THE 5 HEALTHY HAIR HABITS YOU NEED TO IMPLEMENT NOW

Let’s face it, we often take our hair for granted. I mean sure, we wash it, condition it, we may even give it a special treatment every now and then but often it’s not enough to keep it in tip-top shape. By implementing a few super simple habits, our hair can regain its bounce, shine Continue reading