Excess in moderation; ‘Tis the season

Excess in moderation; ‘Tis the season

What would the holidays be without the tradition and traditional goodies? In a word, BORING! You know what else is boring? The endless stream of messages about surviving the holidays by saying “no” to the once-a-year goodies and festivities if it means we fall off our...
The Great Gluten Debate

The Great Gluten Debate

The gluten free is healthier idea arose way back in 2015 or so. I’m reviving it because I’m still encountering women whose whole idea of wellness and healthy aging was built on a bit of science the media turned into doctrine. And suffering emotionally or physically...
Podcast Round-Up — Pain relief

Podcast Round-Up — Pain relief

Pain comes to us all, to paraphrase Robert Jordan, the author who said, “Death comes to us all; we can only choose how to face it when it comes.” There is some relevance to the second half of his quote, as you’ll see. When it comes to pain, women and men view and...
The Great Coffee Debate

The Great Coffee Debate

The food police of the 1500s were out in force when coffee made its way from Arabia to Europe via the canals of Venice. Euro Christians called it “Satan’s Drink.” Monks wanted Pope Clement VIII to outlaw it, but the Pope was smitten, stating that it would be a sin to...
Can You Pass This Balance Test?

Can You Pass This Balance Test?

Work/life balance gets most of the attention in our always-on world but there’s another kind of balance as important. And I’m a bit obsessive about the other kind. The kind of balance that keeps us upright, able to get our groceries out of the car or the shopping...