By Leslie Farin originally posted November 10, 2019 updated December 30, 2020 I know I can't be the only one who thinks my girlfriends ROCK - but mine really do. I just returned from a much needed girls trip with a fabulous group of women I met in 1999, a few years after
originally posted 3/22/2020 updated 12/16/2020 We are all affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but some individuals more so than others. Food insecurity is twice as high as before the pandemic. If you are able to help and wondering the best way to do so, below are a few reputable organizations accepting donations.
by Ellen Blake A longer holiday shopping season this year The holiday season feels different this year - because it is different. For one thing, it's twice as long. Covid-19 forced retailers to make changes to their holiday sales cycle, which affects how we shop. The "special" deals started much earlier than
by Leslie Farin, Publisher 50Plus-Today originally posted 12.14.2019 updated 12.9.2020 Missing Mom during the holidays People who lost their moms warned me how difficult it can be to get through the December holidays. And not just the first year. Their absence becomes more bearable as time passes, but the hole in your heart just
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins Why I became a memorial planning coach in my "second act" I learned the hard way, through agonizing personal tragedies, what's really important for a memorial. Again and again, I encountered grief-stricken scenarios where no memorial plans were in place for a loved one. I stepped up to
by Ellen Blake Make your virtual celebrations more festive Will you celebrate the holidays via Zoom this year? That's the plan for most of us, I think. I definitely prefer the traditional in-person celebrations of years past with my large loud family, however fortunately online platforms provide a reasonable opportunity to connect.
By Dr. Ron Kline, M.D. Medical Director, Renewal Medical Centers of North Texas Note from the editor: We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ron Kline to our 50Plus-Today family to share his expertise about men's sexual health and age management medicine. We hope to provide enlightening answers to your important questions through
originally posted 3/19/2020 updated 11/1/2020 by Ellen Blake 10 Ways to Keep Intimacy In Your Marriage November marks 32 years of marriage for me. My husband and I were wildly in love and spent every possible minute together while dating and for the first two years of marriage. We were young, relaxed and happy.
by Greg Indelicato Organic wasn't always a "thing" The word, "organic", is very popular in our socially conscious world today. That wasn't always the case though, especially with wine. Several years ago when I first started my wine studies, I remember rolling my eyes when a friend asked me about organic wines.
by Ellen Blake originally posted 4/30/2020 updated 10/16/20 8/24/2020 update - binge drinking and Covid19 It's October now and six months later, Covid19 continues to rock our world; no part of life remains untouched. Life is increasingly unpredictable and much of the economy devastated. People drink more than ever now to dull their pain,
by Ellen Blake Changes in attitudes about clothing during Covid19 article updated 10/15/2020 In February of this year I wrote the article below about my overstuffed closet. I talked about my frustration that I owned lots of clothing, but often felt I had nothing to wear. I was unsure what to keep and
by Fayne Frey, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist "Does formaldehyde cause cancer?" The answer is yes, and many people have concerns. For example, a 32 year old young mom, Erica, recently visited my office with her 3 month old daughter. Concerned about the scales on her infant's scalp, she asked, “I tried baby