Tag: aging

life

Sleep Deprived

I’m feeling a bit loopy today, my first day back home from New Brunswick. Probably because I slept for almost twelve hours last night. Combined with the two-hour nap I had when we first arrived home from the airport, that …

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books

Remember Me When This You See… Thoughts on Alzheimer’s

I think the first time I ever really contemplated the effects of Alzheimer’s, I mean really thought about the effects beyond the superficial understanding that it’s a disease that affects your memory and your mind, was when a girl named Melanie, a …

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fashion

Best Dress-ed

Way back in March when I compiled my Spring Wish List, I longed for a new summer dress. An easy, simple, casual-ish dress that I could gussy up with heels, if I needed to, or wear with flats to lunch …

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fashion

Getting Out More: The Secret to Healthy Aging for You and Your Wardrobe

I have a friend who is currently participating in a longitudinal study on aging. Conducted by McMaster University, the study looks at various factors in our lives which affect how well we cope with aging. She’s mentioned the study to me …

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fashion

To Dye or Not To Dye … The Decision

To dye, or not to dye? Should I go grey, or not? That was the question I posed in a blog post a couple of weeks ago. I thought I might be ready to go ‘au naturel.’ Or some variation thereof. …

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life

Not Just Sittin’ Around, Grace.

I’m retired from teaching as most of you know if you read this blog regularly. And if you don’t, well… I’m retired, as I said. And Grace Coddington is not. I retired three years ago after thirty years in the …

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fashion

Rethinking Pink

I had an epiphany the other day. Well, kind of an epiphany. Let me explain. I was at a local hospital for a CT scan of my sinuses. And I was lying on the sliding-bed-thingie, and the technician was moving …

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life

Fit After Fifty … The Saga Continues

At the beginning of September I wrote a post about staying fit after fifty, and after retirement. Battling what I call “slippage.”  I was writing about my own life, the difficulty of keeping fit over time and the changes wrought by …

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fashion

Reunion 2014 …. Hellos, Good-byes, and What I Wore

The fall always makes me nostalgic… but even more so this year. You see I travelled home to the east coast this September for my 40th high school reunion. For a whole weekend of nothing but nostalgia. Things have changed …

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