Love your life.
Love your life.
Yay is a word (usually accompanied by at least one exclamation point) that I find myself saying and writing rather frequently (some might say too frequently). When I was much younger, and infinitely more worried about what others thought of me and of what I said, I couldn’t imagine saying Yay! as often as I do now that I’m over 50. In fact, my smiles weren’t so frequent back then either. I was worried that the powers that be would view me as frivolous, and wouldn’t take me seriously enough, while I was trying to build a career in a male-dominated industry. I mean, after all, isn’t Yay something kids say? (more…)
It’s human nature to always be ready to jump on the next “new thing” . . . whether it’s a diet that everyone is raving about, an exercise program that promises to get rid of cellulite or (finally!) the skin cream that will erase wrinkles as soon as you spot them. If something seems too good to be true, it’s usually not. (more…)
My husband and I got married in Positano, Italy . . . way back in 1993. We then spent a little time touring Tuscany, and discovered what has become our favorite city in all of Italy — Siena. While there, we also discovered one of our favorite pasta dishes that is the perfect way to experience summer in Italy . . . without leaving your own backyard. (more…)
While trying to come to grips with the changes my body, mind, and life were going through after turning 50, I came across a life-changing article in the Wall Street Journal about Jeff Galloway, the Olympian and marathoner who developed the Run-Walk-Run program used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
The article was published the day after the NYC Marathon, so it’s focus was on how anyone can train and run in a Marathon using Jeff’s program. At that time, I was more interested in losing the 15 post-menopausal pounds I had packed on, and looking for ways to incorporate exercise and fitness into my life without spending a lot of money or time in the process. (more…)
We all need to move our bodies every day. Period. Running, walking, spinning, biking … whatever your choice is, you’ve got to do it. You’ll keep your weight down, health check numbers where they should be — and it just feels good! But sometimes we need that little extra reason to get us out there.
While writing The Best of Everything After 50, I insisted that my readers had to, at the very least, walk 10,000 steps every day — and yet, I was barely making it to 3,000. Why? The same excuses that you probably have – too busy, too tired, will do it later, have a headache. There I was, telling women what to do, and barely doing it myself. Until Gunther entered our lives. (more…)