Here's a little side trip; back to the Memory Lane series tomorrow and if you haven't, see post from earlier today. As I look back on the tales I'm blogging about this week, I'm hyper-aware of aging. And the first signs usually appear on our skin. Who has time for complicated skin care . . .
Before I go to conference sessions this morning, I might as well describe something that happened to me last week.Young trainer-in-training handed me some heavy weights, demonstrated the exercise and told me to do 20 reps. That's him on the left. (Not me on the right)"Do three sets."Whoa, they were . . .
I'm having relationship problems.No, not with my husband. With my body. The complaints are the same, though."I need more attention!" it complained last year. So I began to see a trainer five days a week, added a class two times a week and now, go a more normal three times a week for two hours. And . . .
Last week I received an online newsletter for Baby Boomers. The lead story had this headline: Warning: the disease no one knows. I was about to click to learn more about this debilitating brain disease, when I thought again.Do I need to know this? Information about some rare disease that is . . .
Me and sleep? We've got a difficult relationship.I know people who can sleep long, hard and late. I envy them.It started in my early 40s, when insomnia hit hard. I'd wake in the middle of the night counting down the hours until I had to go to work and obsess about being sleep deprived.Toss. Turn. . . .
One in 10 persons has some form of mental illness, I read once, and I believe it. Of course, if you looked at the frequency with which anti-depressants (and even stronger) drugs are prescribed, you'd think mental illness was far more prevalent than that.But I'm not sure it is. Some depression, for . . .
Too many resolutions, that's what I say. Friends, bloggers, writers all seem to be trying to outdo one another with the sheer quantity of goals for the coming year. It's mind-boggling.Have you noticed that even though simplifying is the buzzword of the day, we work at cross purposes to it? We say we . . .
Weight TrainingThis is a giant block of whatever is most difficult for you to carry & trust me on this, you'll carry it more times than you can count until you decide that's exactly what you want to do most & then it won't weigh a thing anymore. -Storypeople Of course, as with many Storypeople . . .
I first learned about self-care in the late 1980s, when I trained to be an emotional support volunteer for people with AIDS. It was high-touch, highly intense work and it was important to set limits and to manage our own emotional and physical health so we could be there for our . . .
If you haven't ever been to WebMD or a medical website of any kind (Mayo, drug company, etc.) for information you're probably in the minority.The plethora of medical info on the internet is both a curse and a blessing. Some doctors don't like it when patients do too much research, because individual . . .