Happy 2018! Here’s my “bah humbug” beginning to the new year and my take on New Year’s resolutions that are most often broken before the champagne bottles are carried to recycling (you do recycle, don’t you?). I think New Year’s resolutions are a source of stress and most often set you up for failure. If … Read moreNew Year’s Resolutions – Bah Humbug!
I got a tremendous response to my post about de-cluttering last week, so I thought I’d continue this week. How many e-mails do you get a day? How much time to you spend online other than for actual work? I’m sure you are getting an inkling about where I’m going with this: Online time clutters … Read moreElectronic Decluttering – Reducing Junk E-mail and Unnecessary Screen Time
A couple of times a year, I go on a de-cluttering rampage. This time it is even more serious than ever. Too much “stuff” equals too much stress. I firmly believe we are energetically connected to our stuff and having too much stuff is exhausting. Here’s the reasoning behind this year’s rampage: In the past … Read moreHow To Simplify Your Annual Decluttering
If you or anyone you love suffers from depression, you know that treatment is hit or miss, difficult and sometimes nearly impossible. This week’s Time magazine cover story bemoans the fact that little progress had been made in decades on pharmaceuticals to treat depression, and underscores the fact that 30% of all people on prescription anti-depressants … Read moreThe latest on depression treatments
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 … Read moreAging Gracefully Through Neuroplasticity and Movement with Ageless Grace
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 … Read moreVolunteer
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 … Read moreVolunteer: Improve Your Health
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 … Read moreRemedy for winter blues
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 … Read moreJoin the sisterhood for a longer, better and wiser life
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 … Read moreCocoa banishes wrinkles, too!