Its Fashion Flash Monday!

FF1This week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. Jackie also writes for The Examiner and Style Goes Strong covering health, nutrition and aging providing useful info in an upbeat voice. She is one of those people who can spot an idea and find a practical application. We can go to the same event, hear the same presentation and she will find a nugget of information that went right past me. No wonder the PR chicks are so happy so see Miss Jackie   show up at an event.

Both Jackie and I worked during our “Mommy” years, but  I’ve had close friends  who had focused their  lives and energies on their children.  When the last  child went off to college they struggled  with  anxiety and depression and it was hard  for them to   enjoy their  new stage of life.  Beyond the … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

FF_1This week the host of Fashion Flash is Geri of Fab Over 50— the most comprehensive lifestyle site for women over 50.  I love the section where seven different women try out new skin care  products and report the results.  They are honest evaluations which  help me to decide  if this is something I might want to add to my beauty routinue or  an item that is just not worth my time or  money.  And I’ve recommended  her unique feature– Date My Kid-  to frustrated  friends who  are waiting for grandchildren. 

This week I added a wonderful site to my blog-roll. Tish Jett of  A Femme d’un Certain Age is a former fashion editor who came to France for business and stayed for love.  She lives outside of Paris and decodes all manner of french style in her … Continue Reading…

Is Chocolate the New Health Food?

chocolateIts hard to miss the signs. The supermarket has shelves are packed with  red heart shaped candy  boxes, the bakery is offering  heart shaped cookies and  the drugstore card aisles   are overflowing with  rows of  red and white cards.  Valentines  Day is right around the corner– and Americans  will be spending more than one billion dollars on chocolate.

For more than 2000 years, chocolate has been viewed  as an aphrodisiac.  It was said the the Aztec ruler Montazuma would drink a big cup of hot  chocolate  before he paid a visit to his harem.  Centuries later scientists  confirmed  his choice of beverage actually identifying a chemical in chocolate ( phenylethylamine to be  technical) that promotes  feelings of attraction and arousal.

For much too long chocolate had been lumped into the “unhealthy” column  along with sugar and … Continue Reading…

Fine Tuning My Invisalign Smile

DeborahChaseAfterShapingOctober2012The first  series of Invisalign made a remarkable   difference in my smile.  When  I originally  embarked on adult orthodenture, I just wanted some improvement.   I wasn’t looking for perfection.  But at the end of the first   treatment,  Dr Jacquie offered an even better result– and at no additional cost.  I have waited more than 40 years to get a really  pretty smile and now it was within reach.

Dr Jacquie made another set of scans to develop the next set of aligners.  I thought that I would need another 8 or 9  plastic tray and I was a bit surprised that  my new set of aligners had 15 new trays.  However I will be changing them every 10 days rather than every two weeks, so the time was about … Continue Reading…