Subscribe to me on YouTube
Archive | Boomer Life RSS feed for this section
tree view at Tenaya Spa

I’m Spa-tacus! No, I’m Spa-tacus, and other Spa Industry Trends

Is the spa industry growing, staying level, or declining? Spa trends offer interesting insights into the direction our wellness culture is taking us. Can you guess at least one trend for 2015 in the spa world?

Read full story Comments { 2 }
K and A with other Sky Ranch Fitness guests

Fitness Fears and Motivators: Tell Us Yours

What fears do you have related to your body, mind and aging? What motivates you to be active? Please take our 2 short polls and get your voice heard.

Read full story Comments { 5 }
Feel Like Super Woman

Fun + Fit + Midlife = Functional Aging Specialists

If you move better, you feel better. And when you feel better, you …. Find out how this relates to the Functional Aging Specialist Certification we are on our way to earning.

Read full story Comments { 7 }

“The Other Talk”: Changing the Conversation about Postmenopause

After we reach age 50, are there still some things that mom knows best? Well, as you’ll see in this funny video “The Other Talk”, the answer is a resounding YES, especially when it comes to post menopause. “The Other Talk” uses the premise of ‘the talk’ recognized as a cultural event in life where mothers talk with their teenage daughters about sex. “The Other Talk” expands this coming of age tradition to the next generation with a hilarious take on how that conversation unfolds some 40 years later

Read full story Comments are closed
Skinnylicious cooking

Fitness, Weight Loss, and Nutrition in 2015: Get More Sizzle, Less Fizzle

How is your new year starting out? More to the point, how do you want your year to progress? More sizzle, less fizzle? One way to maintain an upwards trajectory is to stay up with the latest and greatest. That includes seeing whether your 2015 goals are part of the top 10 fitness trends.

Read full story Comments { 9 }
picture of Swedish Tea Ring

Swedish Tea Ring Recipe

The Swedish Tea Ring is easy to make, delicious, and popular. Basically it’s a gussied-up cinnamon roll. I bake to relax. It’s a way for me to balance out the commotion that leads up to the 25th. For quite a few years, I’ve made Swedish Tea Rings and Stollen, based on recipes from a 1972 book “Parents’ Magazine’s Christmas Holiday Book.”

Read full story Comments { 3 }
picture of pomegranate

I Took a Photo Class and Now I’m Headed to Best Buy

I just finished my beginning photography class at our local community college, and loved it. My original motivation was to learn to take food photos for our blog, so I asked for a good beginner’s camera for my birthday. When I was offered the opportunity to post about three different cameras at Best Buy, I actually got a bit gadget-drooly. Let me tell you about them, and see if you also get the urge to update.I learned about a Nikon, a Sony and a Samsung, all of which come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi.

Read full story Comments { 11 }
picture of a mountain walk in Santa Barbara

It’s National Family Caregivers Month. Are You a Caregiver?

It’s National Family Caregivers Month. As I’m a caregiver, I jumped at the chance to bring you this important public service information from AARP and the Ad Council about some of the resources available to the more than 42 million caregivers in the U.S. If you’re like most people, your mental image of a caregiver is of middle-aged women taking care of elderly parents. For me, only half of that is true. I’m middle-aged (or early Renaissance; medieval if you’re one of my boys). But I’m not caring for my parents; I’m now caring for someone who is only 57 and had a stroke in late September.

Read full story Comments { 5 }

Who Wants Perfect Hair? Our Trip to the Sally Hershberger Salon in Los Angeles

Over time things change, including our red hair. Rather than curse the grey, we took a trip to the Sally Hershberger Salon in West Hollywood. We’ll let you decide if we ended up looking younger and more alike than usual.

Read full story Comments { 6 }
vegan dessert recipe by Attila Hildmann

A Peek Into Vegan Living with Attila Hildmann

Knowing I’m a vegetarian and fitness pro, a P.R. friend of mine recently sent me two books by Europe’s top-selling (almost 1 million copies) cookbook author, Attila Hildmann. The books are “Vegan for Fun” and “Vegan for Fit.” A cross between a healthy lifestyle philosophy and cookbook, these are books worth your time (and appetite).

Read full story Comments { 2 }