Keto diet: Possible dangers and unpopular opinion

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As someone who recently navigated the trials and challenges of menopause, quick weight loss ideas greatly interest me. (Sorry, ladies, but all the horror stories you hear about sudden onset of visceral fat during menopause are true.) It has been difficult for me to resist the temptations of converting my eating lifestyle to keto. The [ keep reading ]

My Father’s Humor Prepared Me for His Death

My Dad died about two and a half months ago. He was 89 years old. Though I love my Dad dearly and miss him every single day, somehow, I’m a bit surprised – and even a little ashamed – that the loss of him hasn’t completely gutted me. I’ve worried that I’m not grieving him [ keep reading ]

Do Men Need to Ask a Father to Marry His Daughter?

I got engaged on my 30th birthday. My then-boyfriend, now husband, and I discussed getting married before then, so the proposal was a surprise, but not totally out of left field. That discussion only involved the two of us because, as fully grown adults, it directly affected only us. Some of you reading may think [ keep reading ]

When to Throw Away Makeup

Every makeup-wearing person has one. The drawer/shelf/closet where old makeup products go to die. If you’re like I used to be (somewhat still am…) you think “I can’t just throw this away! I might need this exact outrageous color of fuchsia at some point in the future!” And that lipstick gets stowed away until the [ keep reading ]

New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Break

Can you believe 2020 is already underway? Seems like I’m still trying to catch up with my to-do list from 2019 (okay…2018)! If you haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions yet, don’t stress. The holidays can be so hectic that it seems like the entire month of January is a time for everyone to regain [ keep reading ]

How to set goals that you can accomplish

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Have you been having a great time ringing in the New Year? I hope so! It’s definitely hard to believe that it’s 2020. Do you feel stressed when you try to set goals for a new year? This might be because you have a habit of setting unattainable goals. When you want to set yourself [ keep reading ]

You have the right to unfriend whomever you want

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Maybe it’s because I’ve lived over 50 years, or maybe it’s because I’m not Kylie Jenner. But Facebook unfriending is not really a big deal to me. I have known people who completely cut off their real-life relationships with me after I removed them from my Facebook friends list. It’s nothing personal. I may be [ keep reading ]

Nourish Yourself in the New Year by Limiting Sugar

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We’re always hearing about advances in modern medicine and healthcare technology, so I was under the impression that life expectancy is increasing as time advances.  Nope!  You may be as shocked as I was to find out that life expectancy in the United States is actually decreasing. The obvious question here is…why?  Chronic disease.  Chronic [ keep reading ]

Reasons people drink: Can you relate?

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It’s definitely a time of year (holidays) when liquor stores and beer distributors make a lot of money. You might be one of millions of people who enjoy spiking your eggnog with a bit of bourbon. Perhaps, you like to imbibe when you gather with co-workers or loved ones at your annual Christmas or New [ keep reading ]

Fashion trends for 2020 may look familiar

My mom in her day was always on top of fashion trends despite barely having two nickels to rub together. This was because she rarely got rid of clothes. Instead, she tucked them in the back of her closet, a firm believer that yesterday’s fashions would come around again. She was usually right. I have [ keep reading ]


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