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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Choosing Life

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 [...]

If you’re finding yourself with, er, time on your hands from a layoff, here’s a way to start your year making lemonade out of your pink slip. Courtesy of this 15% special ‘layoff” discount from the folks at Intrepid Travel, it may be that just chilling a while isn’t a bad strategy [...]

Hope this brings a smile to your heart! Happy Holidays!