Fellowship of the Rope

I recently found myself in the middle of a make-shift reunion with some of my husband’s friends. As they met in our home, I played the quintessential ‘fifth wheel.’ At the same time, I had been considering a blog-nod to several of the friendship acknowledgement days coming up. Organizations around the world celebrate the noble … Read more

Vitamin-D Craze — Fallacy or Function?

Have you jumped onto the popular Vitamin D bandwagon? Most likely, if you have visited your doctor recently and blood tests were ordered, a recommendation was made for this previously less-than-routine lab work (specifically, 25-Hydroxy Vit C, Calciferol, Total D2 & D3). My health care professional passionately suggested it. (She is actually an FNP – … Read more

Guest Writer’s Best Tips on Air Travel for Seniors

Note from drb: Say the word ‘summer’ and the idea of ‘vacation’ may not be far behind. I don’t have much planned for myself this year, but recently got back from a short car trip – in some ways an easier type of travel than most. Yet, there are pros and cons of all travel, … Read more

Simple Back Pain Tips —— using a Secret Muscle

I recently experienced back pain while on a multi-day trip. Was it from too much driving? Hefting luggage? Dehydration? Hotel treadmill? Extended conference sitting? A poor-quality mattress? Everything combined? Who knows? But it was unexpected, and my hours were tightly scheduled ones in which I took little time to improve my condition. I should know … Read more

It’s NOT too Late! For What?

(A Medi Post) Often, I feel overwhelmed with life’s chores. Granted, I may have a mild, but everlasting personality flaw for ‘over-commitment,’ which expands that chore list. My mind can be quiet for sure. Tranquil. Laid-back. Yet more often it goes a mile a minute. Functionally, I can’t keep up. Too many days I crave … Read more

Energy to Keep Going . . . . to the (VO2) Max

Occasionally, drawing on my deep memories of Captain Kangaroo, I find myself silently repeating “I think I can, I think I can.” Have you been there? Maybe at times when you were attempting something new, or encouraging yourself toward some improvement? You may remember that ‘mantra’ from the children’s story The Little Engine that Could, … Read more

Blues Harmonica Experience

Do you know the answer to this question? Q: What is the range of a harmonica? A: It depends on the arm-strength of the pitcher Why did I learn that insulting and rather snobbish joke? Because I was taking a class on harmonica. Of all my posts, generally the most difficult are the ones I … Read more

One Ultimate KEY to Longevity — — Above ALL else

A friend recently sent me an article which proclaimed that a blogger won’t be healthier or happier based on how many posts he/she writes or how many followers they have.  Well, well.  I sighed. Then I immediately thought . . .  I’d be way happier with more readers.  But I digress.  The shared article wasn’t … Read more

April Fools Hoax? There’s a New Organ in Your Body?

I remember toting around the hefty Gray’s Anatomy book for years, like a preacher carries a bible.  Anyone who has ever taken anatomy classes, or been in pre-med or medical programs, has lugged the ‘anatomical bible’ as well. Admittedly, this probably only rings true for the “olden days” as I assume Gray’s is now typically … Read more

Can All Seniors HIIT Improved Levels of Glucose Safely?

What do you think when you hear “blogger?”  I imagine that many people equate the term with someone who writes (perhaps even daily) about something of interest in their lives, or which they are personally investigating.  One example that springs to my mind is the blogger’s story that was developed into the movie Julie and … Read more