Category: Aging and Activity

I love to write, always have. I wrote my first “book” back in 7th grade. How I treasured creating the story. I continued to write poetry and lyrics as an angsty teen. The process was my refuge. Fast forward to the 90’s as a stay-at-home Mom, I had my first poem published in Lady Bug […]
      My Grandfather always used to say, “It’s a sad day when you don’t learn something new.”  As one who loves to learn, I remind myself of this on a daily basis. I try and learn something new every day. When we celebrate New Year’s many people are reflective, and I am no exception. […]
About 8 weeks ago I was at a community event and ended up fracturing my toe. Fortunately, it wasn’t a sprawled on the ground spectacle, rather a moment of internal screaming, followed by a variety of stars  and then an out  loud, “Sh@t! That going to leave a mark!” Then I realized something far more […]
  Recently, a friend of mine wrote a post about exercising as we get older. The gist of her piece was realizing that you don’t have to kill yourself to be in shape.  But when does that realization hit? Is it triggered by the pain following an overzealous workout? Or simply an internal conversation reminding […]
Me: We need to talk. Let’s have a seat, this conversation is long overdue. For years you did everything I wanted. You got up every morning without pain or creaks. You ran up and down stairs with little effort. We took an exercise class and you responded with the good kind of sore which prompted […]
  My friend and I were out for breakfast the other day and we started talking about the importance of self-care. We discussed friends our age that due to self-care negligence are suffering from a number of maladies. We then discussed the perception by others that just because we both work out doesn’t mean we […]
      When I owned my training studio, I would often tell my clients that exercise is not a punishment, it’s a privilege. My clients would give me an odd look as ask, “How’s it a privilege? It’s not fun.” Well, I suppose it’s all in how you look at it. I am one […]
  I’m in love, again. Romance between me and the world of fitness has been reignited. After recently attending IDEA World Fitness Conference, the largest health and fitness conference in the world, I’m giddy with excitement knowing that after years of wondering, where the fitness love is for a boomer, I’ve found it! For 10 years […]
O.K. ladies let’s talk hair stories, (men feel free to chime in). I want to talk about 3 things that many of us have or will experience, but never talk about. First, eyebrow color change. Second, hairline cover ups. Third, hair styles, the good, the bad and the ugly. In the eyebrow department, I’m good. […]
I had my first appointment with my stylist, Terri today for my going gray journey. I learned a lot. For starters, just because you decide to go gray does not mean you’ll miss one color appointment and boom, you’re gray. Terri said, “We all have varying levels of gray, but for most of us, it […]