Waking up Fifty

Monday, August 23, 2010   How will I embrace turning fifty????...more

Here I go again...

This is my first blog post, and I have no idea if anyone will even be interested in it. I am having to chuckle as I consider that I have been a registered nurse for 33 years...and I am once again embarking on a career path which causing me to feel like "newby"...and I HATE that feeling!...more

Why the Anti-Aging Industry is an Assault on Womens' Well-Being

Gaea Yudron Sage's Play Exploring creative aging, wellness and spirit www.sagesplay.comIn 2002, three scientists published an article in Scientific American noting that "no currently marketed intervention has yet been proved to slow, stop or reverse human aging." But that doesn't stop millions of people from buying expensive anti-aging creams, utilizing various forms of cosmetic surgery, and generally doing everything they can to stave off any evidence that they are in fact growing older by the minute. Playing on everyone's fear of looking older is worth a lot of money-- the world's anti-aging industry has grown to $115 billion. ...more
 @gaeayudron My only opinion is that if there is really no satisfied user of anti aging products ...more

Got my knickers in a twist over this catalog

It came in through the mail slot.It's a Spanx catalog and it entered my home uninvited this weekend. I called the 800 number immediately and asked to be taken off the mailing list.And then, although they didn’t ask, I told them why....more

Sophia Loren @ 75, must be something in the water...

...wish I could have been drinking it in my formative years....more

"Birth Rape" By Any Other Name Would Hurt As Much

Last week The Age (Melbourne) published an article about birth rape. The article itself was an inoffensive introductory piece to an important issue that desperately needs more social attention (though sadly it lacked a link to one of the best sources of support for birth rape survivors in Australia: the Joyous Birth network)....more

Senior Year Came Too Fast

I'm about to start my senior year at one of the most amazing colleges in the world, and I've realized recently that I never expected this time would come. As I watched seniors in previous years struggle to figure out "plans after college," it never really dawned on me that that would be ME someday. School has always seemed like it would go on forever, and now I'm terrified about what lies ahead....more

Accepting you for you

Homework isn't just for kindergarten-college students. But learning a new job is homework, doing homework with your kids, and doing your work when you're at home is homework. Bleh, bad news right? I spent the entire day doing homework......more

Screw These Skinny Jeans!

Do you own skinny jeans? Do you love them? Or do you despise the hell out of the fad as much as I do. For some reason I decided to buy skinny jeans. I know I’m not skinny. I know my legs and hips and thighs don’t naturally fit into a jean/spandex blend very well. But I’m turning 30 and dammit, I still got it!...more

CANCER SURVIVOR GIVES BACK! CANCER SCARVES/SCARVES FOR CANCER

ABonitaScarf   Bonita Sands designer/owner of ABonita Scarf www.abonitascarf.com is donating 5% of all interent sales to the American Cancer Society from 9-1-10 through 10-31-10.  Bonita recommends to all of those when first diagnosed with cancer to register with the American Cancer Society.  The ACS helped me by paying for travel to my chemo and radiation treatments, they also paid 100% of all my pain medications.  By finding an American Cancer Society Boutique near you, you may shop for goodies like:head scarves, hats, wig...more