The weather is blossoming into springtime. Hooray! I'm so ready. I want some warm temperatures and outdoor living. Bring it on. I want to plan things. I want to plan trips, and vacations, and even just a dinner with friends. Yet, it seems the world has gone crazy and I can't focus on my normal life. Fears of both the coronavirus and its effects in the stock market keep surfacing in my already … [Read more...] about Plan Your (Mid)Life When the World is Out of Control
How's your health these days? Are you making time to care for your body in this midlife transition into and out of (gulp) ...... menopause? Does if feel like your midlife body is going crazy, with lots of new problems that won't go away, even if you see your doctor to heal them? Have you ever considered visiting a functional medical provider? Do you even know what 'functional medicine' … [Read more...] about What is Functional Medicine? My Midlife Story
Since the day I got married, I have lived far away from my parents, in distant states and across oceans. That's just how life works out when you marry into the military. Really, many families are separated by great distances and adult children increasingly live far away from their parents. What do you do when you live far away from your elderly parents and they need your help more often? Plane … [Read more...] about When You Live Far Away from Elderly Parents
Are you a gardener? Ever thought you might like to plan a vegetable garden? Maybe you're just ready for a new project outdoors? Let me just tell you that I do not have a natural green thumb. (I once saw a meme on Facebook that described me perfectly as one who's home is a plant hospice ward, where they go to die.) Somehow I married an instinctive gardener and I have birthed kiddos that sense … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Plan a Simple Vegetable Garden
The journey of menopause is mostly rocky ground. Besides the hot flashes and brain fog, we also get to watch our middles grow. Ten years ago perimenopause became a 'thing' in my life, whether I was ready or not. Somewhere along the way my midsection expanded, and now all I can think about is, "How do I get rid of my menopause belly?" I don't understand how I suddenly have this belly when my … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Rid of My Menopause Belly?
I am not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV. In this post I offer my own opinions and suggestions regarding health in your midlife years. Please see your doctor to begin any regimen. I woke this morning to news about the emerging coronavirus epidemic coming out of China. Ugh. And, I thought to myself, "Hooray for flu season!" Not! It's winter, my lovelies, and we MUST be proactive … [Read more...] about My Top Five Winter Habits for Midlife Health
How's your January coming? If you're already feeling a little stuck in your midlife mess, I'm here to help. If the January blues have you feeling 'cluttered-up' inside, you need to write morning pages. We're just a few days into 2020 and I wanted to tell you about something new that I've started and thought you may want to jump in with me! Do you keep a journal? Do you write in a journal to … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Why You Need to Write Morning Pages
Happy New Year!! Got a vision for 2020 yet? When I was little I just knew the 2000s meant I'd be scooting around in my personal spaceship and I'd have a robot for a maid. Doesn't 2020 sound like something out of the Jetsons? I pray that you're getting your feet under you and have joyfully jumped into this new decade. Honestly, I'm having a bit of trouble getting some traction. I'm … [Read more...] about My Word for 2020: Vision