Category Archives: health

What’s Your Morbid Hobby?

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Health – The Dynamics of Change – Our Mental Being

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
In the previous post I looked at the voluntary and involuntary changes to our body during our lifetime and where we can influence those changes for better health and…

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Bye Bye Business!

It’s been a great run, really. But two weeks ago I realized it was time to say goodbye. Goodbye to my business that I’d been running since 1995. I’ve passed by many storefronts that have closed up, only to be … Continue reading

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Weight Loss for Seniors (and Others) – It Starts with the Haircut

Most of us at my age are pondering whether or not to begin to take social security payments, or when it’s time to retire. Both of these questions pale in comparison to the big one: After having snacked and overindulged … Continue reading

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TJ’s Weekly Household Haiku Challenge: “Vibrant”

Once again I’m inspired by TJ Paris and his weekly household item haiku challenge. This week’s challenge is the adjective, “vibrant.” TJ also has a new format for his haiku challenge. Check it out!   Again, her eyes gleam! Either … Continue reading

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What’s A Little Pound Here and There?

My pots and pans were pretty scrappy, picked up in a supermarket or hardware store here and there over the years. But the name Calphalon had a nice ring about it. This Calphalon pot, however, significantly shinier than anything I’d … Continue reading

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Haiku Challenge: The Calendar

Reblogged and modified from my blog, “Mom, Me, and Elderly.” TJ’s household weekly haiku website challenges us this week with the household item, a calendar. The calendar has a unique significance to me. To elderly moms, to elderly dads, to … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Lemon: Aromatherapy for Seniors, Alzheimer’s Patients (and You)

Reblogged from “Mom, Me and Elderly” by Jane Hanser: “There is no cure for Alzheimer’s” I read again and again. I’ve alternated between accepting that claim and refusing to accept it. Scientists promise a cure in the future, but what … Continue reading

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Stray Bullets

Yesterday’s paper carried the sad story about the tragic death of a 12-year-old girl who was inside her family’s Long Island home when a stray bullet entered – and killed her. This is not the first such story. What are … Continue reading

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Women’s Health Week – The Importance of Friends by author Olga Núñez Miret

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
I am very grateful to Olga for taking time out this week to contribute this article on The Importance of Friends.  And congratulations on the release of her third…

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