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12 Essential Medical Tests for Menopausal Women

So many things are changing during perimenopause that it can be difficult to know what is normal and what is not. Every day can be a new experience – not necessarily a bad one. That is why it is so important to keep a close eye on your health. With so many years likely to be ahead of you, it’s much better to stay well than to get well. Here are the...Read More

A Visit to Western North Carolina – Asheville, The Biltmore and Lake Lure

Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliage color and impressive natural and man-made attractions within a day’s drive. Some like it so much that they establish summer homes there for extended st...Read More

It’s Spring! Time for “Lawn-Mower Lowdown!”

It’s spring. Husbands get up from the breakfast table after scarfing down two pounds of bacon– and pop a cholesterol pill. “I think I’ll go to the garage and try to start the lawnmower so it’s ready for the summer.” Wives turn a shade of white– think ‘Cloud White, part of the Benjamin Moore Classic Color Collection; warm with neutral undertones.’ T...Read More

7 Sleep Tips – Ahhhhhhh

Is hoping that you’ll get enough sleep keeping you up at night? If so, here are seven sleep tips the Sandman approved. Sometimes simple lifestyle strategies and relaxing music go a long way to improving minor sleep disturbances, especially for women as they enter perimenopause and transition into menopause: 1.  Light sleepers do best avoiding...Read More

Going Green…..or Purple

Green. It’s not my favorite color. I’m a purple person who looks awful in green. Unlike some people in Washington who loathe green for very different reasons. Don’t get me wrong. Green looks great on trees, money, and vegetables. It works for me on my houseplants but not on my walls (my living room is purple). Color psychology experts say green is ...Read More

Women – A Greater Risk for Depression, Dementia. Here’s Why…

There are definitely gender differences when it comes to psychiatric issues and substance abuse. Males are more at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, Tourette syndrome, oppositional defiant disorder and possibly schizophrenia. Because these often show up early in life, it’s thought they are caused or influenced by androgens ...Read More

The “Did You Poop Your Diaper?” Sniff

The good news: the snow has melted. The bad news: the mounds of mud on your front lawn makes it look like there was a tractor pull! The good news: April showers bring May flowers. The bad news: your sump pump breaks down! The first sign the sump pump malfunctioned– which is a nice word for ‘#!¥#!’– is when you return from yo...Read More

Leftovers? 4 Ways to Upcycle That “Extra” Food!

A great way to save money for retirement or other goals important to you is to eat at home more often. To do this, it’s important to have tasty food ready-to-eat so that meal time isn’t paired with drudgery. Try these tips below to supercharge your selection of food. Get in the groove. When you return home from grocery shopping get into the habit o...Read More

Medical Emergencies: Do YOU Know What To Do?

Almost everyone knows someone who has had a medical emergency: a broken bone, a burn, choking, a bee sting, a heart attack. The list goes on and on. But for most people, the hope is that it will never happen to them. That’s why so many people don’t give it a lot of thought. If that sounds like you, here are three questions you should be...Read More

These 5 Addictions Could Devastate Your Senior Years

Yang was sitting in front of the screen mesmerized by the online game in which he was participating. He was wholly engrossed in the task before him. Even nature’s urges were not an issue as the pad lining his underwear was doing its job. He was focused on one thing; winning. Yang is not a senior citizen but a student whose life has been taken over ...Read More

7 Things Our Parents Said on Roadtrips

Baby boomers were raised going on family summer road trips.Our parents wanted the family to travel through the countryside– enjoying roadside picnics overrun by ants and staying at motels overrun by spiders. Kids just wanted to get back home and play with their friends. To accomplish this they would sit in the backseat of the car and perfect the ar...Read More

My 5 Favorite Health Tips

Staying healthy may be partly helped by your genes. But even those who pick the genetically best parents can improve their chances of good health. Here are 5 of my favorite health tips to help you stay well through the years. 1 Eat Slow So Your Belly Fat Won’t Grow Remember your mother saying, “Chew your food?” The new mantra is, ...Read More

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