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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

Water, water everywhere…

The residents of Flint, Michigan are suffering the consequences of poor, perhaps criminal, decisions by their elected officials. Those consequences will last for the rest of the lives of the children whose brain development has been impaired by the lead in Flint’s water pipes. Society will suffer, too, from the behavioral problems many of the […]

Walking Barefoot in Snow

I know that not all of my readers live in this snow belt where we’ve been bombarded (12 inches at my house in the mountains of Western North Carolina as of this writing), so those in sunnier climes can enjoy this post vicariously.

I’m the first to admit to a certain amount of craziness. I […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Healthy Lifestyle, WHAT’S HAPPENING|0 Comments

Pharmaceutical Company Greed

When I sat down to write my Tuesday blog entry today, I had every intention of writing about something else, but when I saw the article about the teensy pharmaceutical company that bought the patent on a unique drug and overnight hiked the price more than 5,000% from $13.50 per pill to $750, I couldn’t […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|WHAT’S HAPPENING, What’s Important Now|0 Comments

It’s not your fault

As I sit with a dear friend who is in her last days, perhaps her last hours, with colon cancer, so many thoughts run through my head.

“What did I do wrong?” she asked me when the outcome became apparent.

“You did nothing wrong,” I replied. “You lived, you loved and you gave yourself to the […]

By |August 19th, 2015|WHAT’S HAPPENING, What’s Important Now|3 Comments

EPA issues Moratorium on New Neonicotinoid Products

RL for neonicotinoid pesticides—the ones largely held responsible for the sharp decline in bee colonies around the world.

The order does not affect neonicotinoids already on the market—including the massive numbers of plants sold in big box stores, including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart, as well as other large garden centers. In fact, after the public […]

By |April 7th, 2015|WHAT’S HAPPENING|0 Comments

Angelina Jolie, all of us and the breast cancer gene

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Angelina Jolie made a very private decision public […]

By |May 24th, 2013|WHAT’S HAPPENING|1 Comment

HCG drops targeted by FDA

The FDA is cracking down on some companies selling homeopathic HCG drops for weight loss.

By |January 3rd, 2012|WHAT’S HAPPENING|2 Comments

Restaurant nutrition info: A big benefit of health care reform

April 1, 2010

by Kathleen Barnes

The health care reform law has its benefits and its drawbacks, but requiring restaurant chains to post nutrition information is a stroke of genius.

Starting next year, any restaurant with more than 20 stores must post calorie counts right next to the item on the menu and have full nutrition information, including […]

By |April 1st, 2010|WHAT’S HAPPENING|0 Comments

McCain Backs Away From His Own Supplement Bill

If you’ve ever thought that your voice isn’t heard, it’s just not true. I am a strong proponent of letting my elected officials know what I think. I do so often and as politely as possible.

Now I can salute Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for withdrawing support for his own legislation – a bill that would […]

By |March 23rd, 2010|WHAT’S HAPPENING|0 Comments