Blog

The Power of Forgiveness

Posted on
The Power of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart; forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”  Hannah More, English writer At this moment, no matter what storms rage in our reality, each of us has the power to let go of old grievances that hold us back from a more […]

Blog

Who Draws George and LJ?

Posted on

So often I am asked if I do the drawings I share each week with my readers. My answer is a resounding, I wish! I have talent in other areas, but drawing wasn’t a skill I was encouraged to develop ever. As I defined my idea for my practice, I thought about including a visual […]

Blog

Aging Well in 12 Steps

Posted on
aging well in 12 steps

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu To adapt Lao Tzu’s proverb to this case, the journey toward aging well starts with one step: choosing to make YOU a priority. As a gerontologist, I am asked every day, “What do you do to age more vibrantly?” Some days it’s an easy answer because I am […]

Blog

Today, Start Some Emotional Self-Care

Posted on
emotional self care

Late this past summer, I engaged in some fun emotional self-care. I bought a beautiful red jacket on deep sale (yippee). I bought it as a testament to my belief I will be able to wear it this holiday season. Recently, I made summer fruit chutney with the last of the good nectarines; it is […]

Blog

Quarterly Article Recap

Posted on
aging vibrantly

July 6, 2020—Can You Really Give Up Sugar? Sugar overdose upsets the delicate balance of bacteria in our gut. It can also cause chronic diseases related to inflammation like heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Ingesting too much sugar can lead to anxiety, dementia, and palpitations. And, it can make us fat. Adopting a Mediterranean diet […]

Blog

How Can a Gerontologist Help Me?

Posted on
how can a gerontologist help me

My goals as a gerontologist are to empower, educate, and energize women using great information backed up by sound science. We deserve to be the masters of our health and our destiny. Obviously, we have merited that unique focus all along, but thank goodness society is finally catching up.  We now see women across the […]

Blog

The Life-Changing Sleep Secret!

Posted on
life changing sleep secrets

I was born a night owl, loving the quiet of the late evening hours, when all the chores are done, commitments completed, the house nicely buttoned up for the night, and I have time for myself. In my younger decades I could easily stay up until 12 midnight or 1 AM, and wake up at […]

Blog

George Eliot And I Are in Print!

Posted on

After many months of hard work, and countless revisions, I am thrilled to announce the birth of our book, Live Vibrantly! With L.J. and Her Dog George Eliot. Many people asked me how this book came about. Here’s my story. While finishing my return to graduate school– after a thirty-year hiatus– I began thinking about […]

Blog

Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Might You Have It?

Posted on
cerebral small vessel disease

Cerebral small vessel disease. You may know it by one of a handful of terms: white matter disease, small vessel ischemic disease, lacunar infarcts, white matter hyperintensities, or Leukoaraiosis. Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) encompasses a group of changes and developments (abnormalities) in the small blood vessels of the brain. Today I want to talk […]

Blog

Have You Learned a New Skill or Hobby?

Posted on
learn a new skill

In looking at the glass more than half-full (as is my nature), today I want to highlight why learning a new skill is a great way to live more vibrantly this red-hot minute. During these months of sheltering in place, I have experienced, and continue to experience, the complete scale of emotions– from feeling hopeless, […]