Sunday - April 14, 2024

Speed Demon Meets Mr. Slow Ride

April 8th, 2010

When I was dating my husband – all starry-eyed and flushed with relief that it was possible for an over-age-fifty woman to find love again – our driving styles were the last thing on my mind. As time has gone by, the adrenaline rush of new-marriage, new-season-of-life has worn off, and the less visible irks exposed by living together are beginning to unfold. One small, tiny irk is my consternation over our different driving habits. I am somewhat of a female Paul Newman (in my fantasies), and have always loved low-slung, road-worthy vehicles that will effortlessly hug a corner and then... Read More

After 40, It\’s All Maintenance

September 10th, 2009

Recently during Pilates class, my teacher sent me to the wall for a set of standing push-ups. “Place your hands on the wall at breast level,” she instructed. I placed my hands on the wall at breast level. I saw that my hands were headed for the Gulf of Mexico. “How did this happen?” I asked, sorrow catching in my throat. “You know what they say,” said my Pilates partner. “After 40, it\’s all maintenance.” I gritted my teeth and performed three grueling sets of push-ups, determined to show that my strength and agility were not sliding nearly as fast as some of the rest of... Read More

Humor is Serious Business for Boomers

July 30th, 2009

Most people know that humor and laughter are beneficial for relieving stress. In fact, research supports laughter as a tool for lowering blood pressure, boosting immune function, releasing endorphins, which are the body\’s natural painkillers, and producing a general feeling of overall well-being. Experts say that as you grow older, your view of the world becomes altered and your perspective on things changes. This means that what you found funny when you were younger, may no longer apply today. Laughter and a sense of humor are natural resources, easily attainable and free. What people... Read More