January 2021

What a January!

We welcomed the first woman Vice President in American history, Covid-19 vaccinations are rolling out, and someone just won a lottery ticket worth a billion dollars. 2021 is the year I plan to focus on the positive and look for the little joys each day.

how healthy people eat bookOne of the things that bring me joy each week is reading Fashion Flash. Fashion Flash is a collaborative e-magazine for women over forty written by top female bloggers and experts. This issue links to my book How Healthy People Eat: An Eaters Guide To Healthy Habits, easy to understand and useful information that makes sense of why food is complicated. The Culinary Cure is about eating a diet rich in the things our bodies are programmed to utilize to cultivate wellness and avoid disease. You can read more here.

This last issue in January has excellent tips. Lose a few pounds, keep them off and get outside to stay fit and move more, even when it’s cold. Get tips for rocking casual style, the uniform of life in a global pandemic. Midlife Brain fog is real, and there are things we can be doing to minimize it and feel more like ourselves again. Get tips for reducing smokers’ lip wrinkles, and while you are at it, skip using straws, which make them worse. And take a mini-mental vacation with travel suggestions for life after covid. Enjoy this issue.

Lose Weight Now: Talking Off The Pounds! I’m in a conversation with myself right now. I’m trying to lose weight and knock off a few pounds.

(If you think being a fitness pro makes you immune think again) and I find talking to myself is not so crazy. We all need a support system. Mine happens to be me.

Angie at Your True Self Blog is totally enjoying comfort dressing whatever she’s doing. If you are too, check out her post on how you can style pajamas as daywear no matter where you go.

Although the natural inclination is to stay holed up inside during the cold winter months, getting outside to exercise is actually both healthy and invigorating. Phyllis Lerner of followPhyllis explains the best ways to stay safe if you want to venture out.

New research was revealed this week, proving that ‘Brain Fog’ is not just a figment of your imagination . . . but very real! It happens to most women who experience drops in estrogen as they go through menopause. But there’s a lot you can do to combat this common symptom of midlife. Award-winning author and founder of Menopause Cheat Sheet, Barbara Hannah Grufferman, shares science-backed tips to keep your brain sharp for life. 

Inka of http://www.glamourgrannytravels.com tells you all about winter in San Marino.
Winter dry skin? Sensitive skin? Eczema? Never Say Die Beauty has been using natural, lightweight, greaseless SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion to strengthen the skin barrier and hydrate her dry skin this winter.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spruce up your bath time, check out Stacie’s recipe for DIY bath bombs over one The Makeup Obsessed Mom blog.