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The Attraction of Radiant Happiness

Radiance is potent and energizing. It creates awe, is inspiring, and encourages hope. We have all been in the presence of someone who possesses this quality. Radiance is sensed when great happiness exudes from someone's expression or bearing. You may have experienced it with a bride-to-be or proud new...

Seed and Vegetable Oils: Are They Bad or Beneficial for Health?

The prevalence of processed vegetable and seed oils — like canola, safflower, and soybean oil — in our food supply has increased dramatically since the 1900s. Seed oils initially got their “heart healthy” stamp of approval when studies discovered replacing saturated fats (like butter) with fats high in...

My Grown-Up Gap Year

The first time I retired, I got up early every day and made a to-do list. I don’t think I ever checked off anything from those lists, but if I even started any of those tasks I only ever got halfway through. Instead of spending three hours writing, or...

The Last One Standing Is the True Aging Expert

A long life will give abundant challenges, rewards, and practice at aging. For those of us who toast Italian-style, “Cent Anni” — “May You Live 100 Years” — with real hopes to make it, there is also the unspoken prospect of outliving close friends, immediate family, your spouse, even...

4 Ways to Improve Posture

Remove the Logjam In a culture where we're so action and achievement focused, it's easy to forget about the obvious. Stop doing the thing that's giving you pain or making the problem worse. When it comes to improving posture, sitting is by far the #1 offender that I see. Instead of looking...

Making the Case for Integrated Menopause Care

Bring up menopause in friendly conversation, and the mood is likely to plummet. While you may find comfort in knowing that you’re not alone, talk turns quickly to the miserable experiences of menopause: breaking out in a visible sweat while in an important business meeting, waking up drenched at...

You’re Over 50. Best Posture Now.

Having a positive posture is an asset in life; it’s not just about vanity. The body is like your real estate: the house or the temple your soul resides in for your human experience. You are in it 24 hours a day and, like driving a car, if it...

Style Forecasts for Women Over 50: Dispatch From London

We caught up with Jordan Trent of The Elegant Stylist to discuss best practices when going clothing shopping, her spring and summer fashion forecasts, and where to start with putting together an outfit. What are your tips for women 50+ when clothes shopping? My best tips come from the ones I...

How Dangerous Are Your Sleep Habits?

Sleep is a precious commodity. Between menopause and our 24/7 world, getting a good night’s sleep can be tough, and the health consequences of poor sleep keep piling up. Everything from your body weight and mood to your memory and disease risk is influenced by sleep. Even your strong...

Rites of Passage: Am I a Badass or Over the Hill? You Decide

I am in my late 50s and have the muscle memory of an expert skier and a 25-year-old dancer.  I also wrestle with ongoing back and shoulder pain, a tricky knee, and the mindset that I shouldn’t push it. I proved myself wrong. Propelled by anxiety, ego and passion,...
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