how one small step sparked a whole new life

This post has been adapted from “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life” (National Geographic/AARP 2018) A few years ago, I stood on First Avenue with my two daughters and my husband, a few friends and neighbors, and lots of strangers. It was a glorious fall day and we were … Continue Reading

ten things you probably didn’t know about your bones (but should!)

I’m running in the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon in a few weeks. It’ll be my 5th NYC Marathon (6th overall) and all since turning 50. In fact, I started running shortly before turning 50 as a way to combat the loss of density that was inevitably happening to my bones as I went through menopause … Continue Reading

5 ways talking to yourself can make you happier

Adapted from Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic 2018): I’m a big believer in talking to myself. In fact, I’ve made “me” my #1 closest advisor. And I’m not crazy! Lots of experts think self-talk can be a powerful ally for your happiness and health. But if … Continue Reading