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Aging Gracefully Through Neuroplasticity and Movement with Ageless Grace

Kate Stockman is an old friend of Kathleen’s who has found some keys to staying young through the Ageless Grace program. This is a guest post from Kate.

I turned 60 years young this year, and while 60 is the new 40, I am still recognizing differences in my body and brain, both of which are […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Brain Health, Emotional Health, WHAT’S HAPPENING|0 Comments


Note from Kathleen: It’s that time of year to give and give back. This chapter from my book, 10 Best Ways to Manage Stress, is my gift to you. I hope it will spark some thought for you and maybe give you some ideas to pay it forward.

So I’m asking you to commit to […]

Volunteer: Improve Your Health

Giving your time for a good cause is unquestionably a mental health booster. Anytime you do something for someone else, without any thought of personal gain, you get in the feel-good zone, raising your feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine.

I’ve always been a firm believer that taking my mind off my own troubles and giving something to […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Emotional Health, Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments

Remedy for winter blues

Are you feeling a bit down in the dumps? Got the winter blues?

It’s not surprising at this time of the year, especially if you live just about anywhere that has winter.

Here’s a simple explanation why this is happening:

Your vitamin D levels have been depleted.

Just think about it: When did you stop wearing tank tops […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Emotional Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Supplements|0 Comments

Join the sisterhood for a longer, better and wiser life

Make time for friends—real life ones, not the re-runs of the television show!
More and more, science is proving what we woman have known forever: close friendships can help you live longer, better and wiser.
In fact, some recent research suggests that building and maintaining social networks can add 30 years to your life.
So go ahead: Gab […]

Cocoa banishes wrinkles, too!

We all love our chocolate and recent research has given us myriad health reasons why that daily dose of dark chocolate is good for us.

Now recent research shows us that chocolate—or at least a component of chocolate—can also erase wrinkles.

What’s not to love?

The benefit actually comes from the flavonoid-rich cocoa pod, the outer […]

Rituals Make Our Lives Richer

Do you have any personal rituals? You may think that’s an odd question and you’d deny any such thing, but let’s try a few I use on for size:

In fact, on Sunday mornings at 8:40 a.m. is the Sacred Moment: When NPR’s Puzzler comes on the radio. No one is to talk to me for […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Emotional Health, Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments

Easing the Sting of Grief

Note: I wrote this article for Natural Awakenings magazine a few months back. It seems very appropriate in view of the deaths that many have so painfully suffered in recent months.

Grief can come suddenly as the result of an unexpected death, the loss of a job or a serious illness. Or grief can be […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Emotional Health, Stress Management|0 Comments

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember “Laughter is the Best Medicine” was the name of the humor column in Reader’s Digest.

It was good advice 50 years ago and it’s even better advice, backed by science, today.

In today’s world, it’s probably the redeeming value of Facebook, where I can count on […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Emotional Health, Stress Management|0 Comments

You need a hug. I do, too!

We all need hugs every single day.

Babies who are not cuddled, hugged and nurtured will not grow. They eventually may develop lifelong emotional problems or even die. Many years ago, we lived in Africa, where mothers routinely bundle their babies on their backs while they go about their daily tasks. Their culture says they […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Emotional Health, Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments