As you pour another cup of coffee and look out at a grey sky and drizzling rain, feeling cheerful can be a struggle. Six percent of the US population has a diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). And another 14% says they experience SAD symptoms. But I’m betting the number of us who get the “winter blues” is actually much higher. Plus, there may be a link between SAD and menopause.[Read more…] about Seaonsal affective disorder and menopause
Last week I went to San Diego for three intensive days of training to become a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). The CAPS designation is conferred by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Their coursework covered marketing, technical, logistical and design aspects of working with clients who want to age in place. I really enjoyed the courses and am thinking about how I might help people meet their goals of staying in their homes as they grow older.
I’ve just returned from two marvelous weeks with my family in South America. We went to Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Santiago. After lots of family vacations with our kids as they were growing up, we knew the five of us could travel together. But now they’re all married. So it was a new experience to travel in a group of eight. While the trip is still fresh in my mind, I’ll share my reflections on our vacation with adult kids.[Read more…] about Reflections on my vacation with adult kids
Welcome back to the day-to-day routine. After over-indulging during the holidays, I relish a return to simple routines in January. I don’t really make resolutions, but I usually set goals – even if I don’t write them down. Like most everyone else, I want to lose a little weight, get a better handle on my finances, and improve my physical and mental health. In other words, to get it together.[Read more…] about Get it together in 2019
As 2018 draws to a close, join me in celebrating the first full year of Jubilant Age. The purpose of this blog is to share my research on how to live your best midlife. This post will highlight some of the most popular articles from the past year. All of them deal with midlife transition: physical, emotional, spiritual, family, career.[Read more…] about 4 ways to take charge of your midlife transition
[Read more…] about Do you know what vitamins to take after age 50?
Vitamin and mineral supplements are a huge business. The global market for dietary supplements is worth over $130 billion. But with all the vitamins out there, how do you choose? In particular, how do you know what vitamins to take after age 50?