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 … More spring it on
Menopause Minute is a brief and easy to read newsletter. Today, we’re talking about skin and hair changes. … More Menopause Minute: 2-minutes with Dr. Holly Thacker
In this issue of Menopause Minute we hear from skincare expert Cecilia Wong. She talks about brown spots and acne. … More Menopause Minute: dark spots
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 … More Menopause Minute: in the news
Welcome to Issue No. 3 | #MenopauseMinute In last weeks Menopause Minute I confessed that insomnia, caused by menopause, has been a source of irritation for me: I can’t begin to tell you how many nights I lay awake tossing and turning. I’ve tried counting sheep, counting backwards, deep breathing, relaxation and reading. Nothing worked! … More Menopause Minute: 3 changes that mean you may be entering menopause
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 … More At Your Cervix
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.
… More Menopause Minute: menopause and sleep
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 … More Menopause Minute: 3 ways menopause can happen to you
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 … More Behind the Beat: I Dream of Simple Things
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.
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 … More How To: gift wrap like a Kardashian
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 … More For your health information: #BeautyMadeBetter
It’s time for a style upgrade. Here are a few of my fall faves. … More Fall fashion looks and faves
It’s that beautiful time of year. … More Note from April
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 … More How To overcome obstacles
It can be hard to know what to say to someone with a cancer diagnosis. In this article you’ll find 3 simple phrases that will help you convey your compassion. … More What do I say to someone diagnosed with cancer?
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 … More Mental Unwellness Day
October is domestic violence awareness month. #KnowYourFacts … More Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. has gained the F.D.A. approval to market their generic version of EpiPen. … More The Health Brief
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. … More Up Close & Personal: Lesley Barth
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 … More under (re)construction
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.
… More Skin Cancer Awareness
Starting a blog can be intimidating all by itself. But it’s the plethora of fancy blogs out there that can have you second guessing your ability. … More The Challenges of Blogging: Comparing Myself to Others
If you’re looking for a fun way to make a difference, you may want to follow Jenna Fischer. … More The Finer Things Club: Jenna Fischer
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. … More Hugs Have a Therapeutic Effect on People
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. … More The Challenges of Blogging
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that Amy Schumer has tied the knot!! … More Amy Schumer
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! … More Mood Board
Hey everybody! It’s Thursday February 1. Where does the time go, right? Wherever you are I hope this finds you having a great week. My week has been pretty tamed. I’ve had a laundry list of things to do (including the laundry). But since I’ve been staying home a lot (trying to avoid contact with … More Seeking Bright and Uncluttered
Baby, it’s cold outside! Here are a few of my favorite ways to stay warm. … More Warm & Cozy
Happy Saturday, friends! I hope this finds you having a great weekend. But, if it finds you shopping for the wine lover in your life, I hope this helps! Always, April
After a certain age it’s easy to assume that the older adults in your life have all they need and want. But the reality is that some 6.4 million older Americans live at or below the federal poverty level of $11,800 a year (AARP). And being a woman, a person of color or a person … More Gifts for Seniors
Casual reading has become a luxury that most people can’t afford–literally and figuratively. The cost of books and magazines, demanding schedules, shorter days and the never ending to do list can make it impossible to take a break.
Lip liners are the key to maintaining a polished and youthful pout. This line is chemical free. … More Chemical Free Lip Liners
There are a variety of myths about breast cancer. This posts covers the biggest one. … More Myths About Breast Cancer
Driving 101 … More I Think We Need Adult Drivers Education
Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. … More The Teal Pumpkin Project
By P.P. On the foggy summer streets of San Francisco, we good Catholic children of St. Thomas Parish gathered daily to choose teams for our favorite games. “Eeny meeny miney mo, catch a nigger by the toe, if he hollers let him go, 1-2-3-4-5.” Our good Catholic parents watched and smiled. Fifty years later, the memory takes my breath … More Discrimination