The New Year has begun, and I have so many things racing through my head! I am ready to take the new blank 2013 canvas and begin painting a beautiful masterpiece that portrays my life. Truthfully, there is so much I want to accomplish that I see an entire mural ahead! What will you create this year? more »
An empty nest doesn’t have to be awful- you CAN embrace this new chapter of your life with zest! Read these 6 tips on thriving as an “empty nester.”
It has been reported that men and women over 50 have an especially difficult time finding employment. Read about finding meaningful work after 50, and disprove this negative notion.
Times have changed. Women, now in their 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s and 70’s can find fashionable outfits that are age-appropriate.
Despite the emphasis that our culture places on youth, life experience is a real asset when it comes to dating. Remember, this is your time. You’ve gained perspective and that will make you a great partner!
Most of us usually think of menopause as hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia fostered by changes in the ovaries and uterus. During perimenopause, a variable time 2 to 10 years or more before the final menstrual period, the ovaries lose their rhythmic pattern of estrogen and progesterone release. It is the time of fluctuating more »
Perhaps in the past, gaining 20 pounds near menopause was considered strictly a cosmetic problem. It’s not. Sure, everyone would like to look great in a swimsuit, but let’s get real; weight gain has serious negative health consequences, both physical and psychological. Women over fifty need to pay attention! Top Ten Menopause Weight Gain Myths: more »
Almost five years ago I turned 50. I wasn’t shocked… just unsure of what it all meant. It was time for a quick assessment: When did those post-menopausal pounds get attached to my body? What was it my doctor was telling me about being a tad too close to osteopenia (the first step before osteoporosis)? more »
Dear Gila Leah, This awful economy is draining all the joy out of my fall shopping! How can I update my wardrobe, stay in my budget and still have fun doing it? Sincerely, Girl (I just wanna have fun!) Dear Girl, Fall has definitely arrived. The weather is cooler, and sweaters and boots are making more »
For your morning practice to have the greatest effect, I’d recommend releasing “shoulds or have tos,” finding a rhythm that you can enjoy, keeping it short, simple and above all– personally meaningful. Really allow yourself to experience what it’s like to be fully present and comfortable sitting in silence.
In the first two parts of Jillian Michaels’s interview with Rita Wilson, the two discussed the progression her professional career. Now, Michaels dig deeper into Wilson’s inner being…
Eating lots of vegetables lowers the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. After examining the dietary intake of 466 people with NHL and 391 matched controls, researchers found that: A high number of vegetable servings per week decreased cancer risk by 42%. High intake of green leafy vegetables and more »
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Marilu Henner, star of stage and screen, in her “Preserve a Timeless Smile” campaign sponsored by Crest Toothpaste and Procter & Gamble. With her beautiful smile and active lifestyle, Marilu is a perfect role model for all women over 50, as she shows no sign of slowing down more »
By considering her scale, shape, coloring, and personality when selecting the jewelry she wears, a woman will look particularly well put together, even causing people to ask if she got a haircut or changed her makeup!
Baby boomers, especially those over the age of 60, are already the sickest and most expensive in terms of medical costs. But, what’s making this even more worrisome is that it’s the fastest growing health issue in the U.S. Therefore, the overall disease burden and economic effects of obesity may be magnified.
When we’re overworked and depleted, yes it’s important to remember to exercise, get good sleep and eat nutrient-dense foods. But, just as important as nurturing our physical well-being is the care and feeding of our hearts.
Menopause is a second coming of age. Extraordinary physical changes (erratic fluctuations of estrogen production) may unnerve the soul in ways not experienced in the preceding three or four decades. We temporarily forget that we are passengers with this physical form and not entirely in control of it.
Liana Chaouli, international image therapist, has taught personal style and image to leading CEO’s, political figures, and celebrities throughout the world. Here, she shares some excellent tips on how to discover and thrive in your own personal style, so that you can look and feel your best every day.
Calcium supplements can be dangerous for women by causing an imbalance in magnesium, which is vital to proper heart function. How can women avoid potentially serious heart problems?
You may have wondered whether you should use a financial advisor to manage your investments for you- or at least some of your portfolio. Give some thought to the following questions to help you arrive at the best decision for you.
When you shop around this fall, you’ll notice major color trends. Why does this happen, and what can we expect this year?
Jillian Michaels interviews…. Rita Wilson on Her Career and Her Family __________________________________________________ Rita Wilson is a beloved gem of a woman who has managed a healthy, celebrated marriage for over 20 years in a town that loves to attack happiness. She’s a mom of four beautiful kids who all adore her. She’s a revered producer, more »
Dear Gila Leah, I’m over 50 and feeling flirtier than ever! However, I’m really uncomfortable with the label of “cougar”. I’ve more than earned my life experience – and don’t want to cheapen it. How do I look classy, not trashy? Is there jewelry that is more appropriate for my age and yet fashionable? Sincerely, more »
Why Ask Why? At a recent wine tasting someone asked, “Why is white wine served cold and red wine served at room temperature?” This simple question inspired me to share with you the “Whys” of ideal serving temperatures. Unfortunately, the biggest problem with temperature is actually that whites are often served too cold and reds more »
It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy. Well, unless it’s 103 degrees outside. My fellow Texans know what I’m talking about! Summer is high season for dermatologists. We are really, really busy this time of year. My patients frequently ask me why that is. Well, there are many reasons. Yes, we see a lot of more »