7 Ways I’ve Changed For The Better In 7 Years Post 50

This week marks seven years since the passing of my husband M. He left me two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. I often think about the words my bereavement coach S said during our class: “The heart never mends after losing a spouse, the hole just gets smaller.” “Are you really a different person since turning 50?” asked ...more

Are You In A Postmenopausal Desert?

“I’m itchy down under,” I told the gynecological nurse practitioner during my last visit. I was going to purchase an over-the-counter medication for what I thought was a simple vaginal infection. Glad I didn’t self-medicate ....more

Holiday Gift Guide For Boomer Girls

Are you all shopped out from Black Friday and Cyber Monday? If you are still looking for gifts I thought I would share some suggestions from the NY NOW Home + Lifestyle Show. I’m also pleased to highlight gift ideas from talented boomer girls Debbie Miller, Elizabeth Morrow, Linda Janssen, Susan DeGarmo, and Elaine Coyne, who are doing creative things during their life after 50 ....more

Giving Thanks To Family Caregivers

In honor of November National Family Caregivers Month, I’ve written about the role that caregiving plays in our society. In “A Month To Honor Family Caregivers,” I reinforced what it was like to care for my mom as she aged and why I am so grateful for all the little things I can do each day, things that I used to often take for granted. Last week, in recognition of November National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, I shared some staggering statistics about this debilitating disease and it’s impact on family caregivers....more

Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease

When the team at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) asked me to get involved in spreading the word about...more

Diane Keaton Imparts Her Wisdom On Aging

I’ve always adored actress Diane Keaton’s individual style from the moment I saw Annie Hall. When I was in college in the later 70s, I tried to emulate Annie. I went to the thrift store and bought a navy man-tailored vest and tie and wore the combo with a long-sleeved shirt and baggy khakis (also from the thrift store) ....more

A Month To Honor Family Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor the millions of caregivers who help loved ones stay in their homes as they age. As a member of the AARP Kitchen Cabinet on Caregiving, I’m pleased to celebrate family caregivers and share news about the huge role family caregiving continues to play in our society. My sister N and I were caregivers to my mom until she passed away in 2013 ....more

Jane Pauley Shares Insights For Reimagining Your Life

Earlier this month, I attended the Pennsylvania Conference For Women along with almost 8000 other women. It was an impressive showing and an important audience. I learned from the media kit that not only do women make up 50.8% of the U.S. population per the census, but the largest demographic of women are between the ages of 50-54 (7.1%) ....more

Skin Fitness For Women Post 50

Whenever I’m asked to try new skin care products, I usually say “yes.” In fact, if you looked in my bathroom cabinets since I’ve been blogging, you would find dozens of skin care samples. During my life after 50, I’ve been on a mission to find a magical cure that might ultimately keep my face and neck forever wrinkle-free. It’s challenging to always keep my chin up, especially during days when I’m lacking sleep ....more

A SoulCycle Experience

Celebrities are doing it. Oprah just had an arena-wide session at her “The Life You Want Weekend” in Newark. ...more