Category: Health & Wellness

DIY self care kit for women over 50
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We all have days that are not the best. You know…the days we’d rather not repeat very often. Whether it’s our physical health, emotional state, our surroundings, family concerns, health issues and more, life happens. Or should I say, Midlife happens. You know what I mean. So the thought of having a back up plan as women over 50, an ‘open when needed’ self care kit, is a great little item to have handy. Creating

the secret to maintaining a healthy weight in midlife
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We love knowing secrets, don’t we? Many times the information under wraps is something that the world, in general, is not to be privy of, and that makes us feel pretty special. I know something you don’t. Tee hee. Other secrets really aren’t hush-hush at all, and in fact, are better to be spread far and wide. That’s the kind of secret I’m talking about here: maintaining a healthy weight in midlife. If you’re over

How a food tracker changed my life
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I used to think, “food diary? keep track of everything I eat?? food journal benefits?? who has time for that???” So, I just let that little idea fly right out of my head and didn’t give it another thought. Then, about a year ago, things started changing with my midlife body and it was affecting not only how I looked, but how I felt. I started to research how a woman in midlife, like me,

how stress can be good for your health
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I know what you’re thinking. How in the world can stress be good for my health?!? Most of the time when we think of being stressed, our minds conjure up events (real or imagined) where we were upset, angry, frustrated, emotionally drained, sad, hopeless…and more. Basically, we were not in a good place, and who wants that? Well, there are actually two types of stress:   Distress, which refers to negative stress, such as a

Three Simple Tips for Healthier Eating
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Our weekly coffee chat has a new look! In my effort to be purposeful about everything I do, and write about, my goal is to incorporate a theme into these posts. I still have a cup of coffee nearby…that hasn’t changed…but the focus will be on topics of interest to us as women in midlife, highlighting one each week. And we’re interested in so many things, including healthy eating, remaining strong and fit, caring for