Oh, it's not Wednesday? That's ok. It still applies. If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times. "You're 62?? What do you use on your skin? You have no wrinkles." So, first of all, it's true. Fewer wrinkles than my peers. But it's mostly genetics. My parents had very few . . .
There's no way to take a bad photo in Sedona, then again, there's no way to take a spectacular one, either, because so many beautiful photos perfectly framed and lit are available online. But really, these photos are just to lure you in so I could talk about something I did while I . . .
If you're like me, and I think a lot of people are, you work out in fits and starts. There are times when I'm really into the gym and then, if I fall out of the habit it's difficult to get back into it. There are so many things I'd rather do--like read, write, see friends, watch a movie, cook--none . . .
So girlfriend and were chatting yesterday. She's around my age and had a beautiful mother whose genes she inherited. Although she doesn't think so. And so she's had a few little cosmetic tweaks, even though her significant other thinks she's a goddess. No surprise. Because every girlfriend with a . . .
"I play basketball," a trainer in the gym told me. "I ran cross country in middle school, but now, I play basketball." "They run cross country in MIDDLE school?" I asked, eyeing her tight little 20-something body that has about 10 percent body fat (I asked). That didn't happen in MY junior . . .
I have a love-hate relationship with my trainer. Let me start by saying that he's 6'4", weighs about 275 and is perfectly proportioned without being muscle-bound. Although I've been training with him some three or four months, I have no idea what his face looks like, because the rest of him's . . .
The abundant fruits and vegetables of this summer season make it tempting to juice, but the cost of good juicers is prohibitive. Still, the health benefits of juicing raw produce are undeniable. Last year we found a Jack LaLanne juicer at Costco for $75. As a starter juicer, we thought it was a . . .
My fitness level is a complete reflection of the fact that I'm retired and lazy. Carbs are my favorite friends at a meal, especially whole wheat pastas, and I'll go to great lengths to avoid cooking protein. I'm just not that into it. But, age and fitness level have been nagging at us lately, so . . .
Riley deep in Dreamland. One-fourth of a milligram of Ativan will keep me asleep for four hours, almost by the clock. Which is why there's always a piece of it at my bedside for those 2 a.m. tosses and turns that are more frequent than ever. 2 a.m., or maybe 3. My mind whirs and churns, . . .
Did your mother sing you to sleep when you were a baby? I don't remember if mine did or not, although if she did, it would be memorable, since she couldn't carry a tune in a basket. Seriously. Indulge me for a moment: Close your eyes. Breathe in, deeply, and out. Do this several . . .