Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 24

The Joy of Making Coffee

Recently, my husband and I decided to go back to making our morning coffee in a French Press. The thrill was gone from using our K-Cup coffee maker. It’s fast and easy but something seemed to be missing. Making the morning coffee has always been my job. Bill does all the cooking, lucky me 🙂 …

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Apr 23

Would you if you could?

Soylent Green is a 1973 film set in the year 2022. The earth’s face has completely changed. New York’s population, for example, has grown to 40 million mouths to feed. The greenhouse effect has risen the temperature into nearly unbearable regions, and the people are kept in the cities by law. The government has made …

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Apr 20

Grammy in the Hood

I think “playing” may become one of my “spiritual practices”. It fits my current definition – activities that nourish your soul, energize you, and make you feel good. Last week, I played Xbox Kinect “River Rush” with my grandsons, Ben (15) and Tim (10). It was such fun! and great exercise! Of course, they creamed …

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Apr 20

Hold On Tight! Fighting Urinary Incontinence

Have you seen the commercials on television talking about urinary incontinence (urine leakage)? Perhaps you or someone you know experiences urinary incontinence, possibly when exercising, laughing, sneezing, or coughing? Over the years, women have shared their frustration and embarrassment because of their urinary incontinence issue. Though there are various traditional medical treatments (e.g., medication and …

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Apr 16

Geo-what?

  In 2003 we were flying somewhere and my wife handed me a USAir inflight magazine and said this sounds like something you would like. It was an article about a new “sport” called GeoCaching (a.k.a. caching). According to GeoCaching.com “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a …

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Apr 14

What does aging with grace look like?

This week the facilitator of my Aging with Grace discussion group said “You are aging gracefully as long as you are asking questions.” At first I was not sure if I could buy into that definition. When I am faced with this type definition, I automatically hear Dr. Dan Gottlieb saying “What would it look like if …

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Apr 14

“Goddesses Never Age”

I’ve read lots of articles about aging over the years, trying to find things that would help my husband and me stay healthy as we get older. The advice always seems the same – exercise, eat better, stay optimistic, socialize, etc. All good things. But… I’ve actually been doing these things for years (stretching, walking, eating reasonably …

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Apr 08

Be Careful…You’ll Break Your Dang Hip!

I know you don’t want to hear it but, most people will reach their “peak bone mass” between the ages of 25 and 30. That means, by the time we’re having that 40th birthday we’ll slowly begin to lose bone mass. Men tend to have a higher peak bone mass than women, but both should …

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Apr 03

Grow New Brain Cells TODAY!

Neurogenesis, great word, right?  Sounds so science fiction. There was a time when the general scientific belief was that we were born with all the neurons we were ever going to have and as we aged the neurons died off and we inevitably developed dementia. Yikes! Thank goodness the scientific community found evidence that new …

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