Overcoming Obstacles: Midlife Insomnia

Sleeping has always been one of my favorite things to do. I would say it ranks right up there with shopping and some other fun activities. And like all of my favorite things to do I was very good at it. Once upon a time, I could easily sleep ten hours a night. That is until about the age of forty. That’s when my beloved sleep cycle started to change....more

Tips and Tricks for Veggie Haters

Eat your vegetables! You need three to five servings of vegetables a day! I have been hearing this for as long as I can remember. The problem is…I hate veggies! Ok, I don’t hate all veggies, just most of them....more

Less is Not Necessarily More: Five Tips for Makeup after Forty

I’m sure you’ve heard “less is more” when it comes to applying makeup as we age. But I’m here to tell you that’s not exactly true. While there are some things that we shouldn’t do makeup-wise as we age, apply less of it doesn’t have to be one of them....more

Honey, I Shrunk

I know I’ve been saying how I wanted to lose weight—get smaller—but I didn’t mean in stature. And until a couple of days ago, I didn’t even know that I had lost height. Ok, I’ll admit it was only a quarter of an inch, but still....more

Is Your Favorite Health Food Really All Natural?

In my quest to become healthier, I have been trying to eat more natural and organic foods. This has meant completely changing the way we eat, where we shop,  and how I read labels and other materials to become more informed about our food choices....more

Comfort Food Made Healthy: Chicken and Dumpling Soup

My grandmother taught me many of the foods that I’ve made for my family over the years. The only thing is that when it came to grandma’s recipes, there really was no recipe. Her definition of a recipe was a handful of this, a pinch of that, cook for about this long, and you’re done....more
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Rekindling Old Flames

One of the best parts about this time of my life is that my husband and I now are able to have the type of relationship we always wanted. But it almost didn’t happen, and when it did, it didn’t come easily....more

Does your Skin Resemble a Grape or a Raisin?

I’ve heard it said that the difference between a grape and a raisin is moisture. That statement becomes truer each day that I get older. But I continue to fight the never ending daily battle to keep my skin looking like a grape....more

My Not So Empty Nest

Silly me! Once upon a time, when I had four little ones making all kinds of noise, fighting with each other, trashing the house, vying for my attention to do something anything for them, I thought well at least by the time I’m 46 I’ll have an empty nest....more

Get Your Curves On! – Review

 We all know about the importance of exercise, especially as we age. I know I come across the statistics numerous times each day. So I’m not going to reiterate them all here....more