turning 50 can save your life

Turning 50 threw me for a loop. It felt as though everything changed overnight. 
In my 20s, 30s and 40s, I charged ahead with life, first throwing myself into my career — I worked as a magazine publisher — and then, in my late 30s, meeting my husband, getting married and having children. 
Those busy … Continue Reading

would you use crisco on your face??

Your kitchen is a veritable treasure trove of health and beauty staples. Have some plain yogurt with a “sell date” that was two weeks ago? Don’t throw it out! It’s the perfect treatment for a common skin condition. Is there an extra sprig or two of parsley leftover from your stew recipe? Chew on a … Continue Reading

olive oil — elixir of the goddesses

Funny thing about being over 50 . . . things change . . . surprisingly fast. For example, everything’s just a tad bit . . . drier.  My hair, skin, eyes . . . When researching the book, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the best skin care experts in … Continue Reading