Category Archives: Aging well

Rekindling inspiration during challenging times


This post comes after a long absence. I suppose I could blame the layoff on balancing freelance work projects that have diverted me.  There’s truth in that statement, but when I get really honest with myself, I know the real … Continue reading

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What 4 new anti-aging studies reveal


We’re inundated daily with information on how to fend off the hands of time. Not to mention, the eyes, body and skin of time, too… Ads extol the virtues of the latest eye cream. Magazines trumpet the next super-food that … Continue reading

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What Joan Rivers taught us about aging well


As is well-known by now, Joan Rivers passed way on September 4, exactly a week after going into cardiac arrest during a procedure on her vocal cords. And while she’s famous as a comedian, businesswoman and chief of fashion police, … Continue reading

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Never too old for that back-to-school feeling


It’s that time of year when summer begins to bow to fall. (Although for those of us in North America’s northeast, summer barely made a cameo this year). And even if it’s been years since you cracked open a textbook … Continue reading

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5 natural steps to a younger smile


When it comes to anti-aging strategies, most of us focus on skin care and exercise. But glowing skin and a firm body can’t slow the clock if paired with stained teeth and recessed gums. Additionally, a healthy mouth can help … Continue reading

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Looking-young secrets of Manhattan women


There’s something about Manhattan women. They may not have the effortless chic of les femmes de Paris but that’s also part of their charm. The women of this borough (women from Brooklyn, the Bronx, etc., also look great but I’ve … Continue reading

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5 ways to show your legs some love


Our legs are two of our most hardworking body parts. Yet, beyond bathing, shaving or waxing them, how much do we reward our gams for all the walking, rushing, standing and crossing they do? And while we’re told the legs … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Middle 2.0: Celebrating a year!


I launched this site a year ago and it’s been so rewarding to write about wellness and beauty for women our age  since the subject doesn’t get much ink elsewhere. But just as people need to evolve their style … Continue reading

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More reasons to develop a daily sunscreen habit


We’ve all been schooled that the regular use of sunscreen can help prevent both skin cancer and sunburns. And at this warm-weather time of year, sunscreen becomes more top of mind. But a recent Australian study provides even more reasons … Continue reading

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What my mom has taught me about taking care of myself


I spent this past Saturday night in a hospital emergency room with my 82-year-old mother. She was there for severe chest pains, but this was only the latest of several ER visits over the past decade for a litany of … Continue reading

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