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Good Advice for Bad Reviews

October 19, 2015
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If I’m feeling a bit too confident and need an instant dose of humility, I read some bad reviews about my latest book Midlife Cabernet. This self-inflicted pain is sure to temporarily destroy my positive…

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Smile, You’re on the Colonoscopy Camera

March 1, 2015
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Smile, You’re on the Colonoscopy Camera

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to grin and bare it! The good news: I lost a few pounds in 24 hours. The bad news: a stranger inserted a camera at least…

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How to Go to Wonderland

September 26, 2014
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How to Go to Wonderland

My daughter is a certified fitness instructor – a fact that amuses me because I raised her on pop tarts and chicken nuggets. In a misguided attempt to lose my middle-aged flab, I joined her…

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Midlife Birthdays are a Reward for Not Dying Young

September 5, 2014
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Midlife Birthdays are a Reward for Not Dying Young

Judging by the plethora of unflattering birthday cards for middle-aged women, we are a joke. We’re either over the hill, wrinkled old bags, or winos. Well, that last one could have merit, but let’s focus…

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Dating During Menopause: Why So Hot?

August 29, 2014
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Dating During Menopause: Why So Hot?

There are a few negative realities about midlife dating and mating. It’s awkward when you pull out a squeegee to wipe the hot flash sweat off of your brow. Wearing constricting, shape-forming undergarments can make…

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How Bananas Provide Potassium and Promote World Peace

August 22, 2014
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How Bananas Provide Potassium and Promote World Peace

I tried meditation, but I fell asleep. So, I took a long walk, but I got lost. Then I found the answer to both my potassium deficiency and my angst over ghastly world events: The…

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What’s So Funny?

August 15, 2014
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What’s So Funny?

http://youtu.be/p_oRsQX5i_A The words “Cook in your underwear” aren’t that funny. But in the context of a speech I gave last week to the Idaho Association of School Administrators, the phrase prompted 500 people to spontaneously…

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Midlife Cabernet: Learning from the World’s Great Chefs

August 8, 2014
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Midlife Cabernet: Learning from the World’s Great Chefs

Making Sand Pies  (Click on this cute video)             A few years ago, I traveled on a cooking tour of Italy and learned how to make authentic dishes with acclaimed Chefs…

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The Joy of Cooking (Twice a Month)

July 18, 2014
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The Joy of Cooking (Twice a Month)

Because I like to eat, I like to cook. But I’m older, wiser, and my children are grown, so I only touch a pan once or twice a week. And during the summer months when…

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When a Kitty Shirt Causes a Cat Fight

July 16, 2014
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When a Kitty Shirt Causes a Cat Fight

 Skinny reality-TV starlet Bethenny Frankel recently posted a photo of herself wearing her 4-year-old daughter’s kitty pajamas. She looked cute. I wiggled into my 7-year-old granddaughter’s t-shirt from the same brand. I looked like a sweating…

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