Showing by category: Health & Wellness for Women over 50

Gift Giving Guide 2017
2017 has been the year that my coaching changed dramatically.  I have come to believe and teach that deep health goes well beyond fitness and includes great nutrition and healthy habits.  You'll find this new approach reflected in the gift guide and I hope you'll enjoy it! It includes a few [more]
Pilates for Strong Bones
My hope with this post is to simplify the subject of exercise to maintain or even improve your bone health. There are no guarantees that you’ll be able to avoid bone loss or build bone, but it’s important to do what you can to stay bone healthy. The information about osteoporosis preventio [more]
It Must Be My Hormones!
  I am excited to announce that I am now a contributor to the brand new website It Must Be My Hormones.   And I invite you to take a look at my first contribution to the site:  '6 Important Health and Fitness Practices After Menopause'. It Must Be My Hormones was developed to give bo [more]
Peace. Love. Jane.
Did you see Jane Fonda on the Emmy Awards Show this week?   Well, I didn’t watch the show, but I love to take a look at the evening’s finery in the after photos.  And there she was, in bright pink top to toe, a long pony tale and bangs. Her face looked a tad overly made-up and did it seem k [more]
Aging and Body Image
I was always lucky to have had a body that didn’t easily gain weight. Oh I worried about how I looked and I wasn’t ever happy with myself in a bathing swimsuit, but the weight thing, not a problem. I never had to diet or think too much about what foods I ate. That was then.  This is now. [more]
Something Is Better Than Nothing
  How many times have you said, “I’ll get back into an exercise routine when _____________________."? I don't know about you but I've probably said this dozens of times in my life.  However, the times when all the stars are aligned so that my life is totally on track and without compli [more]
The Loneliness of Age
*Note: As I was driving home the other day, I happened upon an NPR story on the health risks of chronic loneliness and then saw an article in the New York Times about the same subject.  While I wrote this essay earlier in the summer, I realized that it's message is an important one any time, so her [more]
Tips For Successfully Creating A New Habit
2017 is around the corner and it’s time to throw the hammer down on New Year’s resolutions.   Truthfully the odds any of us will make successful changes are slim. I mean really, I can't tell you how many times I've decided that TOMORROW  I'm going to start to eat more veggies, stop eati [more]
Take a Deep Breath, Or Two – Managing Stress Over 50
STRESS ALERT!   In the last few months money has been tight at my house. OH, we can pay our bills, but there is little left to spread around after the well pump had to be replaced and the winter's propane bill got dropped in our mailbox.   It's nothing new, it isn't all the time and I'm not com [more]
Your Best Investment?  Your Health
I’ve got an embarrassing admission to make.  I’ve never been very good at managing my investments.  Oh, I know how much I’ve got in the bank and I have a great financial guy who manages my meager retirement fund, but I’m not really very savvy when it comes to maximizing my investments. [more]
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