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Is Cognitive Decline Linked to Ultra-Processed Foods?

The average American diet gets 57% of its daily calories from ultra-processed foods (UPF). That is not good news for either our physical or cognitive health. Ultra-processed food is tasty and convenient, but the positives end there.  A new study reveals that allowing ultra-processed foods to account for more than… Read more


Best Semi-Formal Dresses for Women over 50

Fall is a time for transition - when the colors change, the weather cools, and you can get pumpkin spice in pretty much everything (I found a loaf of bread that was pumpkin spice!). It's also a great time for get-togethers, family visits, and preparing for holiday parties. While certain… Read more


Top 10 Home Remedies for Leaky Gut

Some people consider the descriptive name “leaky gut” to be amusing. However, a leaky gut is anything but funny to those who suffer from it. Also known as increased intestinal permeability, leaky gut is a condition where the naturally tight joints or gaps in your intestinal walls begin to loosen. … Read more

Finding Balance

You Really Are As Old As You Feel

When I hit my mid-thirties, I had a sudden, strong desire to reclaim my health, and when I did, it had me feeling younger and better than ever! Unbelievably, I was watching other women my age begin to complain about their aches and pains. Not only were they having aches… Read more

Dating - New Love

Four Words NOT to Put in Your Dating Profile

Online dating when you are over 40 can be intimidating. Whether you are widowed, divorced, or never married, you may feel totally lost and ignorant of the dos and don'ts of dating in today's world. "Is it OK to be blunt and to the point? What are they expecting from… Read more


Celebrate! Don’t Just Survive the Holidays

For years, I got anxiety on September 1st. The first day of September reminded me that the fall holiday season was fast approaching. Without family nearby to celebrate the holidays, getting through fall and winter can feel like sad dominoes falling one by one. October can herald daily episodes of… Read more


How to Survive a Heart Attack when Alone

The leading cause of death for persons over the age of fifty in the United States is heart disease. Heart attacks can happen at any time, and more seniors than ever are spending their golden years living independently. According to the National Council on Aging, women are nearly twice as… Read more

Finding Balance

Live and Learn: 45 Life Lessons

In the words of one of my favorite musical artists, Alanis Morisette, "you live, you learn." It's a simple phrase but an important concept because it speaks to mindset. Life is full of the unpredictable, the unfair, and the unexpected. How you deal with those things says a lot about… Read more