7 Facts You Need to Know About Floaters

I recently was bothered by a tiny black fly that kept zooming back and forth in front of my eyes. I tried swatting it away...

Visiting Greece: The Amazing Old World of Athens

"Let's plan a trip to Greece," said my daughter A the day after we arrived home from our summer 2016 family vacation to Italy.  "I want...

These New Books Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

It's been many years since I've had kids at home who are starting a new school year, yet come September I always think about new beginnings. The past month my...

Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance

Your weight shifts. Your mood goes up and down. Your skin breaks out. What is one of the first things you're likely to blame? Hormones. ...

Normalizing Menopause in the Workplace

For our mothers, pregnancy was the workplace unmentionable. Once a married woman began to "show," she was expected to leave her job and begin her...

Are There Advantages to Being a Woman Over 50?

I was asked this question by journalist Jackie Pilossoph, who writes the weekly "Love Essentially" column in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, a suburban paper in...

Visit to Greece: Seaworthy Adventures in Santorini

My first trip to Greece with my sister N and daughter A would soon be ending. Thankfully, we saved our seaworthy adventures in Santorini for the...

Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Estrogen is likely the most widely known hormone—and possibly the most loved and hated. On the good side, it is responsible for the growth...

The Perfectly Imperfect Christmas

 “Authenticity is cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable.” —Brene Brown   As I grow older, I...

Mindfulness, Happiness and More Trends From the 2017 Book Expo

When I was growing up in the Bronx, New York, I loved going to the public library. My mom and I would walk across Mosholu...