In this blogpost that came across my desk yesterday, the writer reflects on how heroic characters in the movies played a key role in motivating and inspiring him to stay positive during a rough midlife decade. He describes a recent 50 something Liam Neeson character, an action hero who takes calm control of a [...]

Here’s an authentic and real time voice of a valiant midlife - in- process. Recently, Jim Selman posted on his blog, Serene Ambition - isn’t that a great name? - about his upcoming ‘inventure’ – his inner adventure - trip to Africa. He says he’s always wanted to go to Africa, but for one reason [...]

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 [...]

Here’s a new and surprising trend, and also a significant sign of the times. It’s estimated by The Alzheimer’s Association and the National Alliance for Caregiving that up to 40% of family care providers now are men, up from 19% in 1996. That’s about 17 million men caring for an elderly parent or [...]

We lived in the Washington DC area for many years, and as health professionals, long admired James Gordon’s courage in exploring nontraditional, natural - i.e. nontoxic and self-care! - therapies with his patients. He’s the founder of the Center for Mind Body Medicine at Georgetown University, a psychiatrist with expertise in Chinese and [...]

I take care of my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, and I’ve been in serious need of a system to help me track the myriad activities, service providers, and expenditures involved in her care. I happened to come across an ad for a free tool kit for organizing health care expenses, so I checked out [...]