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    The Tragedy of Body Shame in Women Over 50

    Imagine this scene: You are at the coffee shop with a few of your female friends who are talking about their current diets, whether or not they were “good” over the weekend, and their successes or ...
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    Your Memory - Preserve & Revive It by Writing

    Your Memory – Preserve & Revive It by Writing

    If you’re old enough to remember the John F. Kennedy assassination or the Cuban missile crisis, you’re probably realizing that your memory isn’t what it used to be. Indeed, the that one in eight Americans over ...
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    10 WAYS TO END BAD HABITS DURING TIMES OF STRESS

    10 WAYS TO END BAD HABITS DURING TIMES OF STRESS

    Women over 50 are dealing with the added stress of midlife changes and their bodies are less resilient than when they were younger. Although some degree of stress in our lives is normal and helps motivate ...
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    Three Things Everyone Should Know About Hospice Care

    Three Things Everyone Should Know About Hospice Care

    Although hospice service touches millions of lives each year—whether as a patient, a family member, or a caregiver— it’s a topic that many of many of us are uncomfortable talking about… And when we do talk ...
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    Medicare 101  - New for 2019

    Medicare 101 – New for 2019

    While Medicare makes changes from year to year in its premiums, deductibles, and copays, there were also a number of legislative changes for 2019. Most of these changes are for the better, so let’s take a ...
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    Lessons in Coping with Anxiety

    Lessons in Coping with Anxiety

    I’m on the balcony playing with pegs. Not quite two years old. Out of nowhere a bomb drops from the sky and explodes nearby. It’s a huge shock to my little heart. I scream. My sympathetic ...
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    Random Acts of Kindness

    Random Acts of Kindness

    When I was a kid, it wasn’t exactly newsworthy to pick up a piece of trash I saw lying around.  No one alerted the authorities if someone helped a lady carry her groceries to her car ...
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    7 Steps to Overcoming Depression

    7 Steps to Overcoming Depression

    Why We Need to Think Differently About Depression and Anxiety Depression is an enormous problem all around the world. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from it, according to the World Health ...
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    Wouldn't You Prefer to Live & Die Well, Rather Than Badly?

    Wouldn’t You Prefer to Live & Die Well, Rather Than Badly?

    Katy Butler has written a book based on her personal experience and the choices she’s discovered. She hopes to die in comfort at home, but discovered that 50% of people die in nursing homes and hospitals, ...
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    Would You Like to Have More Energy?

    Would You Like to Have More Energy?

    Here are the effective – and healthful – ways to achieve a higher energy level. This works after 50 or at any age. 1. Hydrate with water. The idea is to follow the 8×8 rule. Eight ...
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    What 10,000 Burn Survivors Have Taught Me about Human Nature

    What 10,000 Burn Survivors Have Taught Me about Human Nature

    My journey caring for burn survivors began in 1998. After some time volunteering on the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center, I realized the need for nonprofit support for burn survivors and their families. It ...
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    After 40, Sleep is Everything: Tips to Help You Sleep

    After 40, Sleep is Everything: Tips to Help You Sleep

    Ellen came to me and answered my first question with, “The worst thing about menopause is that I am so forgetful and cranky all of the time!” She had not had a period in over eight ...
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