Diagnosis: Not Young

"According to your MRI results here, you have an incurable condition known as Advanced Haggy-Saggy Bags." I'm turning (ahem, cough, sputter, gasp, defibrillator) 49 years old in September. Do you think you're also getting older? (I hear it's a thing.) Here's a few warning signs: Bread is too spicy.You think Abe Vigoda is sexy. Then …

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Meditation for Dumbasses

We've all heard the mantras: Live in the present. Let things go. Stop inhaling those damned Doritos. But how, when we've got so much to worry about? So much to get caught up in! Bills to pay and jobs to dread and social media to hate! We can't even turn our minds off long enough …

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On Pins and Needles

One morning I was half asleep and slurping coffee when I thought, Hey! You know what would be good right now? Needles! Lots of tiny needles shoved into various body parts!  I've suffered from chronic low back pain ever since 1997 when I hit a moose going 55 mph. The car, not the moose. Actually, …

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The Inside Story

Warning: This isn't my typical lame humor post. In this one things get real. And graphic. I'm talking about (gasp) female reproductive health issues! Feel free to close your eyes and run away screaming. I won't take it personally.   Okay...are they gone? What? You guys are still here? Look, I'm not kidding. This isn't …

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Catch Me If You Can, Buddy

Like probably most of you, I've had a love-hate (fine, all-hate) relationship with exercise. Throughout the years I've tried aerobics classes, swimming, running, jogging, slogging, creeping, tripping, limping, stumbling. I've biked, hiked, rollerbladed, rollerskated, break danced, 'Sweated to the Oldies'...walked slowly while texting and/or guzzling iced capps topped with whipped cream. No matter what program …

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The Beauty in the Real You

In People magazine's World's Most Beautiful article, they recently unveiled more photos showing celebrities without a drop of makeup. When someone sees a celebrity with no makeup, the tendency is to be a little shocked.  Apparently, we love to see them show off their true beauty, we think it's 'refreshing' and 'real'. For a moment, we realize these people …

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