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Vacation in Iceland: An Exquisite Spa Getaway

October 12, 2012

It wasn’t until my son’s babysitter showed me a guidebook to Reykjavik, capitol of the island nation of Iceland, that I became obsessively intrigued. She had returned rejuvinated and fresh-looking after having indulged in the “land of fire and ice”. The jagged cliffs and ice blue glaciers riding atop black crystalline sand created a painting more »

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On a mission to save lives

October 3, 2012

As a woman who was raped by a family friend when I was 11 years old, I know how such a devastating experience can alter a female’s life and happiness. As a result of that incident I continued along a path of self-destruction, especially after I became homeless at age 15. To survive the streets more »

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Traveling Solo in Tulum, Mexico

August 22, 2012
Cesiak, Tulum, Mexico

Our fearless travel writer recently visited Tulum, Mexico on her own, seeking a quiet, nature-centered experience. Here, she recounts her vacation in detail.

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Wine and Barbecue: An Essential Pairing

August 14, 2012
barbecue and wine

The backyard grill usually means beer and burgers, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But what if we told you there’s an even tastier way to blend a beverage with the summer barbecue? Think wine.  And don’t let the fancy Chardonnay-Cabernet-Zinfandel names frighten you. You don’t have to be a famous gourmet chef like Bobby more »

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What Other People Think

August 13, 2012
Terri Kirby Erickson

I thought I’d “grown out of” caring about what other people think of me. But now that I’m wearing a bulky heart monitor, I think twice about the assertion that, being over 50, I’m “free” of others’ judgement.

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Sleep Better Tonight, Look Your Best Tomorrow

August 8, 2012
Lack of sleep

Sleep deprivation does little for your beauty quotient. Here are some helpful hints for getting restful sleep so that you can look and feel your best!

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Online Dating Over 50

July 30, 2012
Find love on a website... created just for you!

Embrace the world of online dating, through sites created just for mature single adults! Here are some tips for finding love online, as thousands of couples have already done.

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Invisalign Braces Over 50

July 18, 2012
Invisalign Braces Over 50

When you are over 50, correcting your teeth may seem like something that you missed out on when you were younger. I, however, learned that Invisalign braces are a great solution for mature men & women. Read my story.

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To Be Free Again: Finding Closure with Mom

July 12, 2012

Elise Krentzel has always had a strained relationship with her mother. Here, she discusses finally finding letting go, as her mother’s health diminishes and both she, and her mom, are able to be free again.

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Controlling Menopause Weight Gain

July 10, 2012
Control Menopause Weight Gain

Menopause weight gain affects millions of women. Decreased estrogen & testosterone, as well as increased androgens, lead to fat increase. Learn to combat this!

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Beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

July 9, 2012
Linda Martin 1

As a post-menopausal woman, you may experience symptoms such as low energy, poor attitude, & mental fogginess. Here, one woman discusses how she began Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and the results that she has experienced so far.

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Becoming a “No” Woman

July 3, 2012
Learning to say No

When you become a “no” woman, you will reap the benefits of setting more boundaries: lower stress, more control over your schedule, and even greater respect from others!

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Midlife Crisis Symptoms

June 22, 2012
Midlife Crisis

Life is full of ups and downs and surprises along the way. A midlife crisis for women is about the usual when you hit 50. Midlife crisis symptoms maybe any combination of the following – looking for new career, empty nester, loss of immediate family member, when you look around and realize you don’t know who you are.

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5 Great At-Home Hair Masks

June 21, 2012
Hair Mask

For an inexpensive, easy way to revitalize your hair and scalp, look no further than your kitchen! Items such as eggs & avocados can restore strength & shine.

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Aromatherapy Massage: A Possible Menopause Treatment?

June 15, 2012
Aromatherapy and Menopause

Aromatherapy- the use of plant-based oils- may be a successful treatment for menopause symptoms, improving mood, hot flashes, joint pain, sexual function, & more.

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5 Unusual Travel Destinations to Consider

June 11, 2012
Moscow, Russia

You have the travel bug, but Mexico and even France seem so… ordinary. Consider one of these unusual travel destinations to add some “oomph” to your passport!

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Women and the Burden of Self Image

May 30, 2012
terri giosia

Self esteem is a result of years of conditioning, insults never forgotten; how you’ve compared yourself to others whether in the real world or those figures that grace the fashion pages. Most of us view ourselves more negatively than others view us. Here are some invaluable tips to help reshape the way you view yourself.

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Faire Une Promenade

May 28, 2012
Faire Une Promenade 1

A French tradition keeps people of all ages engaged in life, nature, and one another. The Europeans have long known how to love life; can Americans learn, too?

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Women Over 50: Staying Connected

May 18, 2012

This 75-year-old filmmaker has learned that people find common ground in life experiences and in knowledge of our current world. Learn to keep your pizzazz, with Patricia Weaver.

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Retiring in Style, with Barbara Torris

May 16, 2012
Barbara Torris

Barbara Torris has truly “retired in style.” Here, she discusses how she learned to live a rich life without a career. In doing so, she inadvertently created her dream job: blogging about retired life. Barbara’s reinvention has allowed her to live out her lifelong dreams.

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Becoming Me… Finally

May 9, 2012
Penelope Whiteley

Penelope Whiteley, despite having bipolar disorder, lived a successful, busy, and glamorous life… until she turned 55. After physical, mental, & emotional crises, she has reinvented herself as an author & inspirational coach for midlife women.

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Mother of the Bride (or Groom) Style

May 3, 2012
Mother of the bride

Mother of the bride or groom fashion needs to be stylish and elegant, because all eyes will be on you, too! Keep your outfit classic and chic, this UK designer says.

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Electromagnetic Pollution: Our Invisible Stressor

May 3, 2012
You can purchase EMF neutralizers for cell phones.

Electromagnetic fields are more prevalent & dangerous than we think. Electro-technology almost always provides a better quality of life, but it also creates major unseen and unnoticed challenges to our health.

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Turning 50: What’s the Big Deal?

April 26, 2012

Time is short, and at fifty, you face your own time limit. It’s time to find out what really turns you on, what you really want to do with this wild and precious life, as Mary Oliver puts it. Maybe it scares you a little, but you find you have the courage, one baby step at a time, to explore new options, discover new territories, set out on adventures beyond your back yard.

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Jillian Bullock on Having a “Fighting Spirit”

April 16, 2012

Jillian Bullock is FASCINATING. She overcame rape, drugs, homelessness, prostitution and life with the Italian Mafia, all with a “fighting spirit.” Read about that fighting spirit here!

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