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Finding Balance

Top Guilty Pleasures For Women Over 50

A few weeks ago, I woke up on a Saturday morning with a full agenda in mind of how I would spend my day. I was going to work out, do a few loads of laundry, food shop, and then catch up on some paperwork I had let slide during… Read more


Say Goodbye to Night Sweats and Hot Flashes

This post is sponsored. Menopause can be an agonizing time for many women because of the appearance of symptoms like hot flashes during the day and night sweats when you’re trying to sleep. Add the follow-up chills to those and you'll find yourself having some long days (and longer nights).… Read more

Finding Balance

Finding Peace Not Panic In the Holiday Season

The holidays are coming. They are supposed to be a time of pleasure and relaxation, enjoying family, friends, and food away from the daily grind. However, keeping up the traditions and organizing the gatherings that make the holidays special can be so demanding as to keep us up at night.… Read more

Books and TV

Sandy’s Selections: New Books To Read in December

It's time for the bright lights, cheerful spirits, and wonderful books of the holiday season! Choose one of these books to enjoy reading and since books are the best gifts, make space on your holiday shopping list! Reading is the gift that keeps on giving, and here is a great… Read more

Food and Wine

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

There is almost nothing more enjoyable than rich, chocolate cream cheese brownies. Give this recipe a try and see if you can resist eating more than one. They make a perfect, easy dessert that’s a real crowd-pleaser. Brownies 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped (3 squares) 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate… Read more


Are There Health Benefits of Drinking Red Moscato Wine?

A lovely glass of wine at the end of a long day can be so relaxing. But are there health benefits of enjoying a glass of wine now and then? It seems that studies come out that often contradict each other—some say wine is good for us, and others say… Read more

Books and TV

Mark Your Calendars: Sex and the City is Back!

A great television series can define a generation and even shape how we view the world around us. It takes us into the lives of various characters and shows us the world through a different lens. I think back on some of the defining shows we’ve had: MASH, I Love… Read more

Beauty & Fashion

9 Best Straightening Shampoos for Curly Hair

I have completely straight hair - no waves or curls to be found. While I like it and feel that it suits me, I'm often envious of people with beautiful, naturally curly locks. Thick, full, robust hair that bounces and makes a style statement. I can make beautiful curls using… Read more