Active Living

Retirement – Making It Meaningful!

At various times in our lives all of us come to a fork in the road – that place where we need to make a decision about where we want to go for our future. Picking a career, choosing a spouse, or determining whether or not to have children are examples of these significant junctures. We think that choosing to retire early rather than working f...Read More

Could You Become Car-Free?

It wasn’t a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States w...Read More

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

Endometrial Ablation: A Solution to Heavy Menstration?

Heavy menstruation (heavy enough to require a tampon or pad change almost hourly) is an issue that affects many women at some point throughout their lives, whether the woman is 20 or is after 50. And, this is not uncommon as we approach menopause. There can be numerous causes for this, but doctors don’t often identify the problem, much less figure ...Read More

7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

Forget the Russians….The Beeps Are Taking Over!

Beeps are on the attack. How many are there in an hour? Let’s count. I cooked dinner in the microwave – two beeps to choose the time, one for the start button, and a double beep when the food was hot. Two more beeps when I didn’t take it out it fast enough. While waiting for dinner there were two beeps when I left the refrigerator door open t...Read More

Working Longer? GREAT! Here’s Why ($$$-hint, hint)

WELCOME BACK to our 3-part series on the benefits of working longer.  Here we look at the financial advantages of staying in the workforce later-in-life. Now we know that financial factors are exactly what drive most people to work longer and a lot of people probably read the first article and thought, “Working longer?  I have no choice!”  But no m...Read More

Medical Tourism – Our Top 10 Q & A’s

Because Billy and I live a lifestyle of travel, we often get readers asking us basic questions about medical tourism. Below we have the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. How do you know if this option will work for you? The following should help you decide. Q: I have heard the term “Medical Tourism,” but what exactly is it?...Read More

Menopause: How and When It Can Impact Sex Drive

It’s not surprising that both menopause and age can cause changes in sex drive. Have you noticed a change in yours? Worry and confusion about how menopause might impact sex is a pretty common concern for women, especially in midlife. A groundbreaking study in the April 2017, journal Menopause sheds some light on this important issue. Nearly 1400 wo...Read More

Working Longer? GREAT! Here’s Why….

WELCOME to our 3-Part series on the benefits of working longer! Benefits, you say? You betcha! Here, (Part 1), are some of the physical and mental health benefits… When you first start your career it feels like you’re opening up a book, knowing that when you get to the end of that book there will be a happy ending: retirement!  While many peo...Read More

5 Tips To Add Some Sizzle to Your Sex-Life

Is your mojo a no-show? You’re not alone. Decrease in desire is the most common sexual problem women report, and it can begin as early as the 30s. One fairly recent solution for women with low libido is a little pink pill called Addyi (flibanserin). The good news is women the FDA finally approved something to improve the libido of women. But it’s g...Read More

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