Sustainable Summer Sustenance

As we have welcomed the first day of summer and a beautiful strawberry moon, much warmer temperatures, we wear less clothing. We lounge by various bodies of water. We cook outside and reach for cold drinks. We set new goals for weight-loss, for bodies suitable for bathing suits, and we lament over the next class […] Continue Sustainable Summer Sustenance

Empowering Health with Food

Many of us are aware that, as we reach 50 and older, specific health concerns become more prominent. Concerns for diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, stroke and heart disease, stress and depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and osteoporosis, and even flu and pneumonia are on the rise. What many of us may not know is […] Continue Empowering Health with Food

Creating Vibrancy through Friendship and Walking in the Rain

Recently, one of my most treasured friends asked me to get together that afternoon. I’ve been coaching her in her personal health goals and, in return, she unwaveringly volunteers as my sounding board for some of the intricacies of life. It’s one of those serendipitous occurrences that happen naturally when we truly connect with and […] Continue Creating Vibrancy through Friendship and Walking in the Rain

Five Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

Living vibrant at any age begins with nourishing ourselves at every level. By cultivating healthy relationships, committing to daily spiritual practice, seeking enriching career opportunities and maintaining consistent physical activity, we feed our mind, body and soul. Additionally, one of the most accessible and immediate ways we can impact our health for the better is by […] Continue Five Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

Caregivers Sacrifice Own Food and Medical Care

Nearly 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers will provide 18 billion hours of unpaid care in 2016 Two out of three people incorrectly believe that Medicare will help them cover nursing home costs More than one-third of those surveyed had to reduce their hours at work or quit their job entirely The personal financial support required by […] Continue Caregivers Sacrifice Own Food and Medical Care

Attention grocery shoppers: Healthy options are available!

A balanced diet is important for everyone, but it’s so easy to get lost at the supermarket in the wonderful world of convenient TV dinners, sodas, chips and other unhealthy foods. With some simple adjustments, however, trips to the grocery store can become healthier. An easy way to shop healthier is to stay on the […] Continue Attention grocery shoppers: Healthy options are available!

Doctor Visits & Alzheimer’s Disease

It can be difficult to get a person to go to the doctor for a diagnosis or routine check-ups. The person may fear getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related illness. Validate his or her fears, but state your position. For example, say: “I know you are healthy, and you feel you don’t need to see […] Continue Doctor Visits & Alzheimer’s Disease

From A to Zika: A Primer On Mosquito-borne Diseases

Hardly anyone can get through a summer season without getting a few mosquito bites — especially in the South and Gulf Coast states. Mosquito bites are definitely annoying and have the potential to be harmful. Mosquitos can spread viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases to anyone, young and old, through their bites. People most at risk […] Continue From A to Zika: A Primer On Mosquito-borne Diseases

New Health Crisis At-Risk Population: Middle-Aged White Men

“Drink and drug addiction, poor mental and physical health and even the financial crisis drove up death rates among white middle aged Americans between 1999-2013.” I’ve been sharing this viewpoint on men’s issues for the past three decades, and now that it’s documented to be literally killing men, perhaps they will finally begin to take […] Continue New Health Crisis At-Risk Population: Middle-Aged White Men

Service Dog is Perfect Match for Man with Disability

Twenty-seven-year-old John Ekman of Riverside was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). His diagnosis has meant a lifetime of physical challenges. “I don’t leave home without a friend or family member,” he explains. Sometimes, his limitations take an emotional toll, as well. However, recently John’s daily life got a little easier. In February, John was […] Continue Service Dog is Perfect Match for Man with Disability