Health & Fitness
lb50

Is Lung Cancer Different in Women Than in Men?

By Christina Baik, MD, MPH – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women, affecting some 70,000 women in the United States annually. Several studies suggest that women develop the disease more without tobacco exposure than men. Fifteen to twenty percent of women with lung cancer have

Read More »
Faith & Relationships
Anita A. Chlipala

‘Til Death Do Us Part

By Anita A. Chlipala – By the time I see couples in my office, some of them dislike each other, some wonder if they are better off divorced, and others wonder if their hurt and wounds can be healed. I like to ask them, “On your wedding day, did you

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Jill Rodriguez

Q & A: How Do I Get Rid Of My Belly Roll?

By Jill Rodriguez – Q:  How Do I Get Rid Of My Belly Roll? A:  You will slim down your waist with your diet. Abdominal exercises alone will not do this for you. 1.  Eat a portion size of protein, veggies, and healthy fat at each meal
 2.  Be sure

Read More »
upper body of woman in jeans
Health & Fitness
Dr. Linda Mintle

Making Peace with Your Thighs

By Linda Mintle, Ph.D. – Exhausted one night, I plopped down on the couch. With no husband in sight, it was my turn to engage in that familiar sport of channel surfing. As I clicked away searching for something worthwhile to watch, I was astounded at the number of shows

Read More »
Faith & Relationships
Peter Kruger

Longevity – Reality and Perceptions of a Longer Life

By Peter Kruger – A child visits a fairground and spends their pocket money on a carousel ride. They are told from the outset that the carousel would go around seventy times and then the ride would be over. When the child thought seventy circuits had been completed the child

Read More »
Faith & Relationships
Beth Havey

Amahl and the Night Visitors: Offer yourself to someone in need

By Beth Havey – I was ten when I stepped into the spotlight one Christmas night and performed various roles in Gian Carlo Minotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. My older brother John and younger brother Bill also performed. Our audience consisted of four very proud women—my grandmother, two aunts and my

Read More »
Wellness
lb50

Ending Holiday OVERwhelm

At Living Better at 50+, we know that the holidays are hectic. This time of year, people are frenzied with activity. Their already disordered lives are assaulted with even more events, commitments, and tasks that cause overwhelm. What should be a season of peace turns into a season of stress.

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Ashley Barnes

Making Sense of Food Sensitivities

By Ashley Barnes – Have you ever eaten a food and instantly had a negative reaction? Today I ate a microwave Thai dish for lunch. I don’t eat a lot of packaged dishes like this, but I didn’t have any leftovers from last night’s dinner and this seemed like a

Read More »
Faith & Relationships
Carrie Saba

Heart of Love, Life of Joy

6 areas of your life where you can let love in By Carrie Saba – Are you living with love in your heart or holding on to guilt, anger and resentment? Are you suffocating the love your heart wants and needs to feel with a negative story playing in your mind? If you open your

Read More »
Faith & Relationships
Beth Havey

One Small Step for Boomers

By Beth Havey – Feeling overwhelmed? I am. The boomer highway is full of worries and tasks and when I’m on the net or tuning into TV or radio it’s job loss, foreclosures, floods, tornadoes and our sick economy. Though I know I am very fortunate, I want some good

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Barbara Younger

Menopause Pumpkins

By Barbara Younger – You might think these pumpkins are men but they aren’t! They are Pumpkin Ladies who have pulled their hair back. And guess what? Each one is in the middle of the Roller Coaster Ride-Menopause! You didn’t think pumpkins went through menopause? Just ask these women: Hi

Read More »
Health & Fitness
OxygenLynne

STOP BREAST CANCER IN ITS TRACKS!

By Lynne Gordon – Breast cancer develops when cells in the breast become abnormal. Scientists suspect that this happens because either a virus or a bacteria infects a few cells and causes a mutation. The mutated cells then attack other normal cells and force them to replicate more mutated cells.

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Mindy Kannon

Dealing with Chronic Constipation

By Mindy Kannon – Constipation is a disorder that inhibits a person from moving their bowels. Not everyone needs to go every day but if you have chronic difficulty, constipation can be uncomfortable and painful. It often produces a bloated feeling because the bowel distends with gas and a large

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Staness Jonekos

10 Ways to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

By Staness Jonekos – Why don’t most women perform monthly breast exams? I confess, I have done three self-breast exams in my entire life! Considering I have spent a lifetime on birth control pills to manage endometriosis and ovarian cysts, and now on post menopause hormone therapy, I should be

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Staness Jonekos

How to Rebuild Your Self-Confidence During Menopause

By Staness Jonekos – Years ago, I learned a life-changing lesson from Anthony Robbins’s book, “Awaken the Giant Within”: that transformation begins when you can no longer dwell in a place of pain. I was going through menopause and everything that came with that — hourly hot flashes, night sweats,

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Alice Burron

Train Your Brain and Body at the Same Time!

By Alice Burron – No one can argue that physical exercise is important for the health of your body, but evidently it also keeps your brain sharp. Two new studies were presented at the 2011 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris that added to the growing body of research suggesting

Read More »
Self-Care
Sharon Beth Brani

The Relaxing Power of Music

By Sharon Beth Brani – It was a gray day in Virginia. The low hanging clouds and chill in the air gave a whisper that autumn was on its way. And although autumn brings to mind football games and crunchy apples, on this particular day my spirits dragged. The passing

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Alice Burron

The Power of Color

By Alice Burron – Colors have an amazing influence on our moods and can be used to cope with stressful situations and environments. Light of varying wavelengths enter the eyes and influence the production of hormones in varying degrees, which in turn has a gentle influence on the body’s biochemistry.

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Staness Jonekos

Aging: What Are We So Afraid Of?

By Staness Jonekos – I live in the land of angels, but in Los Angeles these guardians are nipped and tucked with crooked smiles and lopsided eyes frozen on a static expression. At 52 I am really pissed off that aging — a thing that happens as soon as we

Read More »
Letting Go of Worry bookcover
Recommended Articles
Dr. Linda Mintle

Worried Sick: The Physical Toll of Worry

By Dr. Linda Mintle – Chapter 4 excerpt Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body. —Martin Luther Worrywart is a label given to someone who worries constantly about everything. You may have used the term to describe someone you know—or yourself. Though

Read More »
Health & Fitness
Scroll to Top