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 – only mask the sensation of pain, and they come … 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 things that you do to keep your body and heart … 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 now. This is for all adults, not just senior citizens. … Continue Reading →
Don't Worry, Retire Happy!

Don't Worry, Retire Happy!

I have said it before and I will say it again, I am not really great with money. However, the more I do work on understanding it and planning our own money the better I am getting at it. While I do have savings for retirement already, there is really no plan other than just keep depositing money. This worries me because I have never really sat down with Hubby … 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 post this week about it) and I really encourage all … 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 a bit of my background, especially my weight loss surgery … Continue Reading →