Menopause is often confused with men-o-pause (as in men having to “pause” their hormonal urges)? This is rubbish. Let’s give this entire topic a different spin. For starters, look on the bright side – no more monthly periods, bloating, back aches, headaches, cramps, “moods.” Sure, ya gotta do something about all the other side effects … Continue reading Menopause is Often Confused with Men-O-Pause? Rubbish!!!
Menopause time creeps up on people and few can decipher what symptoms are physiological or psychological. What they do know is something is very different. For so many women and the men they live with, Menopause is a complex time of transition. This is not true for everyone, but it is for most. Suddenly they … Continue reading Menopause: What’s a woman (and the person she lives with) to do?
I’ve received a surprising number of phone calls from parents asking me what I know about the long-term effects of Ritalin and Adderall. Their physicians had recommended their young children or college-age students take these medications either because they were hyperactive, had been diagnosed with attention deficient disorder, or simply needed help studying to possibly … Continue reading Do Adults and Children Belong on Ritalin and Adderall?
I was pleased to be featured as a guest on Retirement Living Channel’s “Daily Café.” The subject of the segment was plastic surgery: “How far is too far to go for beauty? Actress Demi Moore admitted to using medical leeches to “detox” her blood. Priscilla Presley’s doctor faced charges for injecting her with a low-grade … Continue reading How Far Is Too Far To Go For Beauty?
Through sleepy eyes, I half watched the Oscars ritual last night. My personal favorites seem insignificant and on the whole I was pleased and relieved by the relatively short acceptance speeches. Once again though, I was aware of how so few people seemed to age and have the faces of character that come with years. … Continue reading Oscar Reflections & Beauty Tips
As we consider our heath as we age, it’s vital to consider our view towards medication. A research report on the benefits of report on Statins (April 13th 2007) expanded my considerations about self care options. Though I am not a big proponent of taking drugs for the sake of taking drugs, these facts have … Continue reading Statins Seem to Help: So Does Love
Beauty may be more than skin deep. But for most of us, our skin is the first portal to our inside essence. There are few women who in their pursuit of lookin’ good haven’t tried various cosmetics from corner drugstore to shopping mall to spa – and in the process spent small fortunes. When I … Continue reading Cosmetics: My Personal Favorites
Many studies affirm that with our increasing years, we require less sleep than we used to in our youth. Every year, various esteemed health experts say that we need fewer hours to function well. Try convincing someone 50+ that this is true. A good night’s sleep is hard for all too many of us. As … Continue reading Sleepless Sages: A Simple Antidote For Tossing & Turning
Years ago before the popularity of home computers, I was leading a group therapy session. Frank came in looking a bit peaked and commented that he had gotten up at 4:00 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep. Bill chimed in that he was up too and Maureen stated that she not only had been … Continue reading Bad Night, Goodnight, Sleep Tight