bet that you have a makeup bag and that bag contains all kinds of makeup, many
of which are years old or have never been opened. But did you know that cosmetics may be detrimental
to your health? Some of those
unexplained symptoms, such as running nose, puffy eyes, or rashes may be a
result of the makeup. We don’t often
think about how important our skin is, but it is the largest organ! And, it does absorb ingredients.
long should you keep cosmetics? The
standard of the cosmetic industry is 3 years from the date of manufacture.
know about you, but a good night’s sleep has been harder to achieve as I’ve
gotten older. And, after menopause,
geez! I have found a few things that
have helped me better a better night’s sleep and may just help you as well.
Develop a pattern and stick with it. It is better to have a consistent time to go
to sleep and wake up than to be different every night. Your body will become accustomed to the
schedule and it will be easier to fall asleep.
time of year when we begin to think about the new year and starting anew. Many people choose to set new year’s
resolutions. Are you one of them? Are you also one of them who has set the same
resolution each year with the same outcome…failure? So, how can you really break that cycle and
bring success upon yourself? Let’s get
1. Prioritize what it is that you want to change
in the coming year. List all the changes
and prioritize them from most important to less importance (because they all
are important, right?
journaling? Journaling, according to
Susan Borkin, author ofThe Healing Power
of Writing: A Therapist’s Guide to Using Journaling with Clients, is any
type of writing or related expressive process used for the purposes of
psychological healing or growth.
when you were a young girl, you may have had a diary. Your “dear diary” captured events and
emotions in your life. Now, as an adult,
things happen, circumstances change, and those things are either good, bad, or
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. One in eight women will experience breast
cancer in their lifetime. We, as women,
take much better care of our hair and face than we do our breasts. And yet, this part of our anatomy is
extremely vital to life, in nursing our children, as well as our self-image, as
dictated by cultural mores. So, what can
you do to take care of your breasts?
1) It is important to know your body. What is normal and what is not normal?
My husband and I recently came back from a vacation to
Colorado where the air was fresh and clean and the outdoors was
invigorating. Our location had no
television, radio, or phone. For 5 days
we were media free. I admit the first
day was a bit unsettling, but after that was quite liberating. I found myself focusing on my health,
actually paying attention to the world around me, and meeting and actually
engaging in conversations with complete strangers. My husband and I found each other again.
Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the news. I am first going to digress a little
bit. I am of the boomer generation. When I grew up in the 50’s, television was
new. Yes, that’s true. Our family had a black and white TV first,
and then a color TV. We had only a
handful of stations to choose from. Back
to the stone age, I am afraid. Local,
state, and world news was presented to the public twice a day, one the 6
0’clock news or the 10 o’clock news.
Today I’d like to talk a little bit about attitude. I recently watched the HBO special on John
McCain’s life. I was struck by the
amazing positive attitude that he held while enduring horrific conditions and
torture in the Hanoi Hilton. Regardless
of your political views, his fortitude and strength through all the adversity
No matter who you are, life is not always a bowl of
cherries. We all have lessons to learn,
disappointments, tragedy, and hardships throughout our lives.
Another year is closing in on us and the New Year is around
the corner. One of the most common
resolutions for the new year is to lose weight.
Millions of people make it a priority…… year, after year. The failure rate is high. Change is difficult and habits are even
harder to break.
It is time to reflect on your “why”, the reason for your
resolution. Are you committed? On a scale of 1-10, how committed are you to
making changes? On a scale of 1-10, do
you feel you are capable of making those changes.
I was recently caught in a long line in my local grocery
store waiting for checkout. This gave me
an opportunity to look around and observe my fellow shoppers and what was in
The lady in front of me had 4 two
liter bottles of soda in the bottom of her cart, along with a 6 pack of
Pepsi. There were 2 bags of chips, two
packs of hot dogs along with hotdog buns.
There were several frozen dinners, pizzas, boxed macaroni and cheese, a
box of donuts, a loaf of white bread, and some bologna.