For Happy, Healthy Legs & Feet, Start Here!

While going through chemotherapy I started experiencing leg fatigue, excruciating and debilitating leg cramps, and foot pain. I thought after chemo my legs would get better. And while they did improve, my legs and feet have never been the same. I now struggle with a touch of neuropathy and some days my legs and feet…

My Menopause Aha! Moment

I was loading the dishwasher when I realized how bad I felt. I was sad. Sad like something bad happened. It reminded me of how I felt after the loss of my sister. It was in that moment I acknowledged the direct connection between my emotions and menopause.

It’s all about the shoes

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite shoe brands that creates “good for you shoes” that are also easy on the eyes.

Menopause Meltdown

Menopause can be difficult to navigate. But now you don’t have to do it alone. In today’s Menopause Minute I share my struggles, challenges and meltdowns.

Caring for your nails

Navigating menopause is no easy task. Menopause Minute addresses the challenges and issues of this phase of life and offers quick read tips, solutions, personal stories and expert interviews.

The “it” bag

Warmer temperatures mean more outdoor and travel time. But before you head out to that picnic or to the beach, you’re going to want to check out my favorite picnic bag!

Readers Questions

In this post I answer readers questions and give my take on the college admissions scandal.

What you eat during menopause matters

#MenopauseMinute |No. 7 | Story from Henry Ford Health System and The Detroit News. According to dietician HALLE SAPERSTEIN, R.D. | FOR HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM, what you eat during menopause can make a big difference in how you experience symptoms. “When estrogen levels begin falling, we have to be more mindful of what we eat and…

spring it on

While I do enjoy the rain and sipping tea by a warm fireplace, at heart, I’m just a spring kind of girl. All it takes is a spring breeze to get me to thinking about lemonade, pink toe nail polish and the beautiful white sands that only exists in places far, far, away. Maybe it’s…

Menopause Minute: dark spots

In this issue of Menopause Minute we hear from skincare expert Cecilia Wong. She talks about brown spots and acne.

Menopause Minute: in the news

Welcome to Issue No. 4 | #MenopauseMinute There’s no doubt the number one common denominator in the “second puberty” phase a.k.a. menopause, is hot flashes. Every woman I’ve spoken with in menopause all say it started with an uncomfortable heat that seemed to come out of nowhere. In case you’re wondering: hot flashes have the…

At Your Cervix

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Did you know? Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. While 79 million Americans currently have HPV, many of them…

Menopause Minute: menopause and sleep

Insomnia is something many women experience in menopause (hand raised). In this issue I talk about why it happens, and give you some basic curated tips to coping with this frustrating symptom.

Menopause Minute: 3 ways menopause can happen to you

Welcome to Issue No 1| MenopauseMinute Menopause. Change of life. Whatever you want to call it…it’s a natural part of a woman’s life cycle. Not unlike puberty. In fact, so much like puberty that I’ve coined it “midlife (or second) puberty.” I knew I would some day be in the menopause season, but I thought…

Behind the Beat: I Dream of Simple Things

The day she was born is a day I will never forget. I was about to take on the most important role of my life: big sister. My sister Monique was born when I was about three. I may have been young, but I still remember the most important parts of that day. Like seeing…

Thinking Out Loud: home

When I was growing up my dad always said “A house is just a house. it’s up to you to make it a home. To make it a place where people want to gather” Home: A place where something flourishes.

How To: gift wrap like a Kardashian

I’m not a big fan of much of anything that Kim Kardashian shares in social media. But this is a great idea! According to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, each family in the Kardashian/Jenner clan is assigned a gift wrapping color for the upcoming holiday. Neon Orange was the Kardashian/West family color. It’s…

For your health information: #BeautyMadeBetter

Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and…

How To overcome obstacles

Life is filled with obstacles. And to be honest, it’s not getting any easier. But we can push on with confidence. Keep reading. A Tweet Chat—also called a Twitter Chat, Tweet Party or Twitter Party—occurs when a group of Twitter users meets at a pre-arranged chat to discuss a specific topic that uses a designated hashtag (#). —-Livewire How…

Mental Unwellness Day

Did you know? One in five adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, experiences mental illness in a given year? (National Alliance Mental Health) It doesn’t matter where I am or who I’m talking to “depression” usually finds its way into the conversation. The current state of affairs, discord and day-to-day challenges can leave us feeling empty…

The Health Brief

Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. has gained the F.D.A. approval to market their generic version of EpiPen.

Up Close & Personal: Lesley Barth

Lesley Barth has been compared to music greats like Carole King and Cat Stevens. With her rich voice, vulnerability and relatable lyrics, it’s easy to see why. In this interview Barth talks about why flying solo is so important to her.

under (re)construction

Hello friends! It’s Friday July 27, 2018—I hope this finds you staying cool, and looking forward to a good weekend. To my cancer fighter readers, I hope this finds you on a good day. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. That’s because a few weeks ago I had the final surgery of delayed…

Skin Cancer Awareness

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. Prevention is our best line of defense.

The Challenges of Blogging: Comparing Myself to Others

Starting a blog can be intimidating. But it’s the plethora of fancy blogs out there that can have you second guessing your ability. It can distract you to the point that you just don’t feel good enough. This I can relate to.

Hugs Have a Therapeutic Effect on People

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that people who experience high levels of social support and frequent hugs may be at a decreased risk for getting sick when under stress.

The Challenges of Blogging

Working from home sounds like a dream. But, in reality, it means you have be on to be on your toes if you want to succeed. Here’s a few ways I’m doing that.

Amy Schumer

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that Amy Schumer has tied the knot!!

Mood Board

Remodeling can be fun and expensive. Stressful and exciting. But before we start any home renovation project, we need a little inspiration. Here’s some of mine!