Job layoffs, plunging retirement accounts, home foreclosures… the ripples of the recession are affecting many of us, which is why money expert Suzie Orman says there is no better time to take control of your financial life. This is the year to pick up the pieces and deal with what happened last year in the [...]

For your Valentine pleasure, here’s a hard to find green and yummy treasure – organic personal lubricants and pleasure butters made from the finest base and aromatic essential oils that nourish, soften and heal skin. Good Clean Love sells only the finest all natural and organic green products for health and sexual enhancement. [...]

In what may be the best news on the health care scene in years, President Obama has suggested that if we want affordable health care, we need to address the causes of health and illness by providing incentives to live healthfully - rather than reimbursing only for drugs and surgery. He believes that chronic diseases [...]

Speaking of finding meaning and purpose, MetLife’s Mature Market Institute just released the results of an interesting study this week on the priorities of those of us at midlife and beyond. Called Discovering What Matters: Balancing Money, Medicine and Meaning, the study explored how people prioritize their time and their goals in planning for [...]

Many of us, as we age, come to feel that life has an inherent purpose and that we’re here to fulfill it. It can take the form of a deep spiritual longing, a certainty and a need to fulfill this purpose to give our lives meaning. But there’s a fly in the ointment - many [...]

The consequences of not being mindful of what we eat as we age has just been upped a notch, as a new study on memory decline due to mild glucose imbalance indicates. For most of us, exercise is still our best bet for maintaining that balance.
This headline reminded me a remarkable documentary I saw [...]

Okay, that last entry felt a lot like hard work, so with all due respect to the men reading this post, I feel the need for a little eye candy. Seriously, listen up! We all desperately need images of what a thoughtful, satisfied, successful – and meaningful - midlife can look like, and under [...]

In her classic book, Awakening at Midlife, Jungian analyst Kathleen Brehony tells the story of a successful attorney, who at 39, relates that he’s not actively unhappy, he just feels empty, that something is missing. Soon after, he experiences a heart pounding anxiety attack, and can’t understand what happened to his successful and ordered [...]

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January 8, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Maybe it’s because I’m feeling great this morning after a new workout regimen I started at the gym yesterday, but this piece in today’s New York Times, Disease Invades a Body, and Endorphins Kick In, is so uplifting I have to share it. It describes people with serious illnesses - diabetes, brain cancer, advanced [...]

Like anyone with ‘weight issues’ you likely look askance at weight loss ‘programs’ that offer the world. And rightly so. Everyone knows that successful, i.e. healthy and sustainable, weight loss depends on the balance between calories taken in and those expended. So most diet programs just fiddle with this equation. They change [...]

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