13 Tips to Avoid Injury & Save Money during Senior Summer Fun

April seems to epitomize ‘spring.’ For many it’s a favorite season, rebirth and all that. Strangely, it reminds me of the dog chewy-biscuit commercial in which the dog frantically yells (in his head) “bac-on, bac-on, bac-on, bac-on” over and over. My internal shout is “summer – summer – summer – summer.” Don’t misunderstand, I adore … Read more13 Tips to Avoid Injury & Save Money during Senior Summer Fun

Bucket List Oddity: A Cannabis Tour

“Can you get high touching it?” None of my tour buddies inquired as such, but the guides “anticipated” the question from previous guests. I’m glad we didn’t ask. And of course, the answer is you can’t. In late winter, I had the opportunity on an ice-crystal clear cold day to visit a “licensed” cannabis farm … Read moreBucket List Oddity: A Cannabis Tour

Pi(e) Day Revisited

Three years ago we celebrated Pi Day (on March 14, 2015 precisely at 9:26:53). Pi is a constant. Pie should not be. That is what I wrote about on that momentous day. Regardless of time passing, and upon review, I stand by my endorsements in that post, entitled “Pi(e) Day is Coming – a Celebration … Read morePi(e) Day Revisited

2 Ways your Doctor’s Philosophy may Dictate YOUR Care. Function vs. Symptom

“Why am I really getting this test?” Have you ever found yourself asking that question? I have. Your doctor may explain the reason. Yet, you may not realize that the underlying philosophy of a health care practice may be influencing those determinations. Decisions, and the reasoning itself, can be opinionated. It’s a controversy. Does your … Read more2 Ways your Doctor’s Philosophy may Dictate YOUR Care. Function vs. Symptom

Secrets Go With Us….. A Lesson from Eunice at age 102

I anticipated entitling this post “Say it Before it’s Too Late.” However, immediately following Valentine’s Day, I feared everyone would assume the theme was about telling people you love them. Also a charming idea, but not the notion I want to explore. Furthermore, I had another post planned for this date. Sadly, a single event … Read moreSecrets Go With Us….. A Lesson from Eunice at age 102

ADAPTOGENS – Adapt your Attitude to Alternatives with Resistance Herbs

I am not one to live in a Black and White world. No, this doesn’t mean I avoid old movies in lieu of vivid technicolor, modern digital HDMI and beyond. It means I often welcome ‘gray’ in my life. Entertain uncertainty. Whether that is politics, religion, friends and foes in nature, economics or health care. … Read moreADAPTOGENS – Adapt your Attitude to Alternatives with Resistance Herbs

Blind as a Bat No More – Guest Writer

With this blog post, let me introduce a guest writer and friend, Lorraine Vail (author of From Any Window). I am privileged to have her write for Aging With Pizzazz and share an experience I have not had. Several people I know, and many I’ve heard in passing, complain of aging eyes and possible surgery. … Read moreBlind as a Bat No More – Guest Writer

A Dozen Things Learned During 2017

I have come to look forward to this yearly post more than most. In part, because throughout the year when a random research tidbit, news story or point-of-interest strikes me (health related or not), I file it away. Then as the New Year approaches, I am pleased to review them all again. It’s fun, and … Read moreA Dozen Things Learned During 2017

Year-End Clearance…in Aging Medicine Chests

Most likely, to confront commercialism during this gift-giving time of year, I often think about having a bit less ‘stuff’ around me. [A funny thought for a mild hoarder such as I am.] Thus, similarly to when spring-cleaning is in the air, at the end of the year I consider a clearance, such as cleaning … Read moreYear-End Clearance…in Aging Medicine Chests

Community Radio – My Experience as a Mature Adult. MICRO POST

Older voices aren’t always heard on the radio.  A friend, Kevin, once shocked me.  After I said I heard something on the Diane Rehm Show (now only available via podcast), he said, “I can’t listen to her.  She sounds like some old lady.”  First, she has a neurological throat disorder (spasmodic dysphonia).  Second, I briefly … Read moreCommunity Radio – My Experience as a Mature Adult. MICRO POST