It's winter. That means sweaters, turtlenecks, coats, and, if you're a menopausal--or perimenopausal--woman, temperature-control problems. Dressing for winter weather means that a stop indoors at a store or mall (where it's warmer) could trigger a hot flash.Lunch. San Francisco. A December day, not . . .
Some of the contents of a recent organic CSA box after washing, below original TV dinner Our mothers thought that Swanson frozen TV dinners were the pinnacle of convenience. The same with peas, green beans and that godawful fruit cocktail from cans. Do you remember? Back in the 1950s and 1960s, . . .
Matisse It was about 20 years ago when I found a lump in my breast. I went straight to see my beloved gynecologist, now retired, (I miss you, Dr. McN!) who sent me immediately to mammography and then, to a surgeon."I don't think it's cancer," the surgeon told me. "You're the wrong age and it just . . .
A note to men: If you want to retain your fantasy picture of women, read no farther, as it may bring up visuals you'd just as soon not have.We were sitting over Greek salads, we three women of a certain age, and wondering why our mothers never had "the talk" with us. Oh, not the talk about puberty. . . .
I know it's true. We have to work out so hard that we look like crap at the end. But I don't have to like it. One day, things that are good for us will be pleasurable. I'm not sure when that will be, though.Today, I'll probably take my gorgeous and sweetdog-nephew, the fabulous Henry, . . .
Just do it in a sneaky way:1. STEP UP. Take the stairs.2. STEP OUT. Park at the end of the lot. SPIN IT UP. Make a smoothie and add a spoonful of almond butter and spinach to it. Spinach has no taste at all in a smoothie, trust me.4. STEP BY STEP. Make a standing date to walk and talk with . . .
If only. . . .
I know this is true. And it's meant to be motivational. But you know what? The couch --plush pillows and all -- is STILL a more comfortable place to be. Just saying. How do YOU motivate yourself off the couch? . . .
Storypeople My father passed away four years ago today. Alzheimer's robbed him of the incisive thought process that made him a great diagnostician for the hardest patients of all: babies and children who could not describe how they felt.Alzheimer's is a particularly vicious disease.I can't say that . . .
; That's the question. When am I ever going to get a full night's sleep? I'm well-past menopause and still, I can't stay asleep easily. After I refused Ambien, my doctor grudgingly gave mea small Rx for Ativan, which I've reserved for nights when I'm particularly desperate for a . . .