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How to eat well and exercise as we age

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018   9:13 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

As an author of seven books and a therapist specializing in treating people with eating and weight concerns for over three decades, I’m often asked what to eat and what kind of exercise to do in order to lose weight. This is the moment when I explain that I’m neither a dietician nor a physical …more

The Best Six Doctors

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018   10:07 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Buddha once said:   “Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”   I recently agreed to accompany my wife to a series of lectures on diabetes which is an affliction my wife has lived with for more than thirty years now. Today was the first class and while …more

Lessons I Wish I Never Had To Learn

Friday, January 26th, 2018   4:58 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

When my beautiful mother suffered an insidious stroke that led to her death thirteen months later, my life crumbled. I found myself immediately enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks for a graduate degree in desolation. This event pushed me into the role of caregiver for my much-loved mother as she approached the end of …more

Who’s Coordinating Your Care?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018   5:09 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Several years ago, while my husband was in the hospital, I was concerned about the course of his treatment and couldn’t seem to get a clear picture of the next steps and prognosis. Not sure where to turn, I called his primary care physician (PCP) for guidance.   Officially, there was a hospitalist in charge …more

7 Positive Ways for Dealing with Adversity in the Aging Game

Friday, November 17th, 2017   2:40 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

Ever struggle with the why me syndrome? Those times when you are overcome by anger, frustration, and fatigue, wondering why you have to go through this hardship? I have coped with more than my fair share of physical pain and have posed this question many times. Some pain was self-inflicted by choosing a career as …more

No, You Don’t Have To Suffer Deteriorated Old Age

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017   10:47 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Old age in our culture refers to chronological age. It’s a number identifying how long we have been alive. That’s all it means.   Your chronological age is not a measure of your competence, maturity, appearance, behavior, attitudes or values. It is what it is — just a number. You and only you can give …more

Labor Day — Celebrate Freedom from Work

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   1:19 pm |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports, Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

If you’re retired, Labor Day is an excellent time for another celebration of freedom from work.   Held on the first Monday of September, Labor Day serves to mark the ‘end’ of summer. For young parents, school begins in September thus signalling regular routines like early bedtimes, preparation of lunches and homework supervision. For workers, …more

Positive Aging: You Can Do It If You Try (And Are Not Afraid To Modify)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017   7:34 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  10 Comments  | Author:     bio

When my youngest son was a toddler, he loved Fred Penner….I mean he absolutely IDOLIZED him! That was mostly good, except that twenty-seven years later, many of those songs have a way of creeping back into my head.   When I was asked if I would write a guest post on positive aging for Retirement …more

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