Welcome to this installment of my Adventures in Aging "Audio Postcard” series! Today’s episode: “Health Is Easy. Illness Is Hard.” Click the link below to listen to the postcard. (A transcript of the recording follows. Enjoy!) Health Is Easy Illness Is Hard Have you ever noticed how, when you’re not suffering from any illness or disease, your life just clicks along? You’re … [Read more...] about Audio Postcard: Adventures in Aging: Health Is Easy. Illness Is Hard.
I’m as challenged as anyone about making and keeping New Year’s resolutions, so over the past few years I’ve trimmed mine down to just one word or phrase each year, like Connection or Efficiency; or Less is More, or Laugh More Often. This year, after my husband I and escaped 3 close calls (one heart attack, his; and two uncomfortably close, Category 5 hurricanes), I got a bit clearer about what’s … [Read more...] about Kindness: The Best “Resolution”
During these food-focused and often-stressful winter holidays, it’s a great time to learn how to “holiday-proof” your health. A lot of people use the holidays as an excuse to ignore healthy habits and eat too much unhealthy food; then they have to face January 1 like millions of others, needing (and vowing) to lose those extra pounds and get more exercise. Do you really want to be part of this … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Holiday-Proof Your Health
February is Heart Health Month, and this February, I got to experience first-hand the roles that acute and chronic stress play in undermining heart health! Ever since the calendar turned to 2015, I’ve been on a “whirlwind tour” of stress. First, and chronically present, all day every day, until the afternoon of Feb. 21st, was the self-induced pressure to create, practice, and deliver a clear and … [Read more...] about BUILDING STRESS RESILIENCE