Alternatives to Pills for Pain

Alternatives to Pills for Pain

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.” Prescription opioids – medications that reduce pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain … Continue Reading →
8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. Brain health is so important and there are things you can do to “work out” your brain! That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the … Continue Reading →
National Healthcare Decisions Day: Taking the Time to Plan April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Taking the Time to Plan April 16

Today I am sharing an article about National Healthcare Decisions Day which is on April 16. I really feel like this is important information for all of us to have. (Disclosure: I have been compensated to share, but I feel strongly about this topic.) It may seem like a somber topic, but it is much easier to have the conversation … Continue Reading →
Healthy Eating Healthy You Recipe Contest

Healthy Eating Healthy You Recipe Contest

This is a recipe c0ntest I had to share with you all because the focus is on healthier eating. Don’t worry about voting either – while the entries are open to public voting that does not impact the winner. The winners will be chosen by the BrightFocus Foundation. The prize is a $100 Target gift card and a prize package … Continue Reading →
10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

My son has been out on his own since this summer. There are a lot of things I miss about not having a child at home but today I am focusing on ten of the good things that happen when your son moves out of the house. Hubby and I are officially “empty nesters” which feels odd because I think … Continue Reading →
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [infographic]

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [infographic]

This Saturday’s infographic is a bit sobering and hits close to home. My grandpa passes away from COPD on Monday. Grandpa had smoked for years and years and was still smoking up until he died. While there are multiple things that can cause COPD, smoking is a giant factor. The Great American Smokeout is coming up (I will have a … Continue Reading →
I want to be old

I want to be old

Today I was at the doctor’s office again. We were discussing options for the surgery I have scheduled on Tuesday. I am having my right ovary and a large cyst removed for sure, but we talked about other possible scenarios also depending on what he finds. This is a new doctor for me so I was filling him in on … Continue Reading →
B(l)oomers Party Fabulousness

B(l)oomers Party Fabulousness

No, I’m not officially a “baby boomer”, I was born in 1970. And no, I’m not trying to age myself prematurely either. However, when I read about the B(l)oomers party by BOOMbox Network that was happening in Chicago and saw the fabulous sponsors and fabulous women who were attending I felt compelled to go. (Disclosure: I have not been compensated … Continue Reading →