Learning to eat smart after 50 - is it too late? Absolutely not! The benefits of fresh, organic produce can't be overstated, and yes - you can do it right at home! I invited Jess Elwert Peters of Jessecology - an experienced organic gardening expert - to share her best ideas for making it as
Knees, ankles and elbows are areas on our bodies that can be neglected when it comes to wrinkles, also referred to as "ninkles". (The old expression "the bees knees" is meant to be a positive reinforcement - a compliment meaning something really great or special. But the fact is, bees legs are uber hairy, so
Our house is uber casual...built from 100+ year old barns, it's warm, comfortable, and cozy to a fault...literally. All of us agree that the livingroom sucks you in like a vortex. If you make the mistake of plopping on the sofa mid-day, you risk losing an entire workday to the simple luxury that only antique
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HARD TO BUY FOR MEN IN YOUR LIFE! It can be hard to find just the right gift that blends thoughtful with cool. Here are some gift ideas for guaranteed to bring a smile to his face...they include fun, educational, and cool items for the hard to buy for man in
One of the things about middle age is that you can pursue interests that you didn't have time, money or energy for when the house was full of kids and jobs were paramount. I always loved to cook...and I was a fairly prolific baker when my kids were young, but today love to cook all kinds
We have been in Heidenheim an der Brenz since Sunday. This little Bavarian city is nestled in a valley beneath the shadow of Schloss Helenstein, a castle originally dating back several centuries. Heidenheim is a mix of old and new; a number of thriving anchor industries are firmly rooted here. Voith (an industrial company specializing
If we are to be brutally honest, few of us get to this place without having some bit of trepidation about our post 50 body image - not only how we look, but how our bodies feel and perform. Even the most fit 50+ woman or man you see is experiencing the relentless effects of aging.
Who are the women turning 50 in 2015 who have been visible, made a difference, or influenced our lives in some way? Today there are more women in powerful, influential and highly visible positions than ever before... who are committed to excellence for themselves and others and who also give back in a huge way.
Healthy ingredients for smoothies...kale cubes! Turkey and dressing…mashed potatoes and green bean casserole…fresh bread, pumpkin pie and cheesecake. Yum. Ugh. Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to get back to healthy. A smoothie a day is a must in my diet, and Kale (my favorite veggie of all!) is a daily must. Fresh Kale is
The truth is that my bucket list is pretty simple. Today I put a large red check right next to one of those little items with the discovery of not one, but two exquisite eggs lying gently in a bed of straw. It has been some time since I have written a blog...quite some time,
Last night we attended Rachel Ray's annual cooking show in Lake George NY. Ray is an Upstate NY gal, with deep roots in the Adirondacks. I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of hers, primarily just because I just don't watch that much TV and hardly ever pay attention to
So...here I am blogging for the first time in quite a while. The truth is that I have been struggling with this website for some time now. I started it to vent about my own frustrations and experiences when I turned 50 in 2007, and for a while I just loved it. It was a
As midlife beckons, life continues to require chores and routines. You sense that maybe you're missing something, or sometimes you might find yourself just going through the motions of day to day living without even realizing it. It's normal and natural to experience changes as we age. These 9 positive life changing strategies can help
Mission: thoughtful, simple giving gifts this holiday season. For baby boomers, giving back is, well, a given. Baby boomers are givers at heart. As a matter of fact, baby boomers are responsible for the largest share of charitable donations. According to one study, we make up only 34% of all donors, but give 43% of the
Ah, yes...it's that time again. The joy and nostalgia of family traditions, tinsel, eggnog, decorations, homemade ornaments, and…creating your own holiday food traditions! There is nothing quite like the familiar and heartening scents of baked ham, pecan pie, rum balls, and popcorn for the stringing of popcorn and cranberries. Becoming a parent - and then