Welcome! Women Over 50

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Hi Ladies! I am so glad you decided to stop by for a visit to the site for women over 50 to chill and laugh and learn! My experience as a woman over 50 is now a full decade and beyond! My desire is to provide a place for you to visit for encouragement, recommendations, insight, laughter, venting and well… everything women over 50 would be blessed by. Please leave a comment, let me know what you’d like to see, and check out myAbout Mepage.

Just for Laughs – Three Women Over 50

Three women over 50 were having lunch together in one of their homes. One confesses, “I was half-way up the stairs the other day, and I couldn’t remember if I was going up or down!” The other ladies laugh and one counters, “I know what you mean. I was standing in front of the refrigerator yesterday and couldn’t remember if I was putting something in or taking something out!” As the laughter dies down, the third woman chimes in, “I haven’t really had any problems as of yet, knock on wood (she knocks on the table). Oh,” she says, “There is someone at the door!”

Women Over 50 Have So Much to Offer!

I watched my mom go to another land after my dad died. She had good, good friends and she still played golf and went to the Moose Lodge every once in awhile. But all who knew her would tell you, she just wasn’t the same.

My mom had a wit like no other. I’ll tell you stories along the way, but she knew how to make people laugh. It was such a pleasure to laugh with her!

Women over 50 have experienced at least 50 years on this earth (profound I know)! And we know a few things don’t we? It’s our time ladies… it really is!

First we have to do for mom and dad, then our husbands and kids; and then it seems mom and dad come back around in a different setting. We really need to take this time to make sure we are doing things that bring us joy, peace, and contentment in these years. It may be that we need to take care of parents or financial obligations, but we need to make the best of these years, and it’s all up to us. We can thrive! We really can! So………..

Thrive! OK? …. food for brain health

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Tips on a Good Night’s Sleep

Tips on a Good Night’s Sleep

tips on a good night's sleepPlease give me some tips on a good night’s sleep! Sleeping during menopause? No pun intended, but IT’S A DREAM! Getting a good night’s sleep can be refreshing and rejuvenating. I remember that feeling and would like it back. I know I’m not alone. People of all ages across the globe suffer from occasional to chronic insomnia.

6 Natural Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Insomnia is a condition that interrupts your ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. If you are suffering from insomnia, you may be desperate enough to turn to harsh medications. Sleep deprivation can make you do crazy things. So, before you become QVC’s favorite shopper, take a look at these 6 ways to help improve your sleep naturally.

It Is TIME to GET a COMFORTABLE BED!!

tips on a good night's sleepYou cannot afford another night of losing sleep because you hate your bed. I have a friend who has been complaining for years about how she got rid of her waterbed and hasn’t slept the same since. There really is no excuse to being uncomfortable in your bed. Sleep is WAY too important, especially at our age. We should be spending at least 1/3 of our day in bed. We should be waking up refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to meet the day with spirits high! Let’s make getting to the bottom of sleeplessness a priority. I’m giving you a link to NECTAR, a SLEEP mattress with the highest reviews. It has a 365-day return policy, and free shipping back! Testing a bed for 5 minutes in a store is not enough to know if it is the right bed. If you know your bed is the reason you wake up too early, too tired, too achy…take a look at the Nectar Sleep Mattress.

 

Eliminate Caffeine

tips on a good night's sleepThe morning cup of coffee seems to be a staple beverage for many people. However, caffeine is not just in coffee. Caffeine can be hiding in the cola you drink, the tea, and even some of the foods you eat. While eliminating caffeine out of your diet 100% may not be possible, try to limit your consumption of caffeine to the mornings only. Prevention Magazine tells us that ingesting caffeine, even 6 hours before bedtime, can disrupt sleep.

Exercise

Not only does exercise help you maintain a healthy body weight and better mental outlook, but a Sleep Foundation study found that those who exercised were less sleepy during the day and slept better at night.

While a new exercise routine may leave you a little tired at first, regular exercise will give you more energy and help you fall asleep at bedtime. This may have to do with the chemicals released by the body when you exercise. The neurotransmitters released by the brain during exercise have all sorts of beneficial properties and improved sleep is one of them.

Meditate

Meditation has a restorative effect on the brain. There are all sorts of benefits that meditation can have for a person. Many of the benefits of meditation include reduced stress and a better ability to cope with difficult issues in one’s life.

tips on a good night's sleepMeditation is also great for insomnia. A Harvard study found that mindful meditation helped combat insomnia. It invokes a relaxation response in those who participate helping them relax enough to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep through the night. If you are not familiar with how to meditate there are many guided meditation audio programs that you can buy or check out from your library. Many (including myself) have had success with Wholetones 2 SLEEP. Read about it at this link and see if it is a fit for you.

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is a practice to help you sleep better at night. It has to do with environmental cues. Alaska Sleep notes that these environmental cues should be taken into consideration if you aren’t sleeping.

  • Use the bedroom for sex and sleep only
  • No electronics
  • Keep the room dark and quiet
  • Keep your room cool
  • Have a good mattress
  • Set your alarm clock away from your bed

Get Up at the Same Time Every Morning

tips on a good night's sleepGetting up at the same time every day and avoiding naps helps your body follow a circadian rhythm. According to Verywell we need this to sleep well at night.  There are two really important elements to this step.

  1. Stop hitting the snooze and train yourself to get up at the same time every day. If you hit the snooze button once or twice (or 6 times), you are not really training yourself to get up at the same time every day. If you know you do not need to get up until 7:30, stop setting your alarm for 7. Save yourself the 30 minutes of interrupted sleep and set the alarm for 7:30, get up the first time it rings.
  2. NO NAPS. If you are not used to getting up in the morning, then this may be the hard part for you. Napping can throw you off for sleeping at night because you simply are not tired enough to get to bed on time. Skip the nap (and the caffeine), and stay up so that you can get a good night’s sleep.

Now you have an arsenal of information that should help you fall asleep faster at night. Remember, finding what works well for you may take some playing around. So, if you don’t get it right the first night or two don’t give up.

These sleep strategies are proven to work. They just take time, usually 2-3 weeks. So ladies, give these tips on a good night’s sleep a try, sleep soundly and…

Thrive! OK?

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Spiritual Healing Music – Wholetones Healing Music

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The power of spiritual healing music cannot be denied. From the time we were in our mother’s womb, music has had an impact on our lives. According to Livestrong.com, a baby begins to hear sounds in the mother’s womb at 16-17 weeks. At 26 weeks, its heartbeat speeds up upon hearing sounds; and at 33 weeks, babies in the womb have been shown breathing in beat to the music. There haven’t been enough studies to affirm the positive effects of music in the womb; but it is safe to say that hanging out with your baby, listening to tunes is just as beneficial as doing it after birth.

In contrast, the power of spiritual healing music CAN be affirmed. “The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment.” -Pythagoras (569-475 BC) There are times in our lives when we need a spiritual connection…something or someone that can touch us deep in our soul. We all long for this, at some times more than others. If you take a moment, I’m sure you can think of a time when a certain song touched you deeply …deep enough to bring you to tears. Likewise, has a certain song brought you to uncontrollable laughter. Chicken Dance anyone? Continue reading

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Exercise Your Mental Health – 4 Practices to Enhance Your Well-being

Exercise Your Mental Health – 4 Practices to Enhance Your Well-being

exercise your mental healthExercise your mental health? More exercise? Noooo! Don’t make me! OK… maybe you’re not as resistant to the word exercise as I am. I was actually in the army in my younger days, and my attitude toward exercise has never quite been the same. I’m paying more attention now. After all, I’m 61 and staring down at the belly fat…ugh! But this is about mental health exercise right? Continue reading

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Find Joy in Your Life – Live Longer and Feel Better

Find Joy in Your Life – Live Longer and Feel Better

find joy in your lifeTo find joy in your life, to live longer and feel better, you need only to stop chasing the impossible. The quest for longer life has fascinated mankind for centuries. From the search to find the fountain of youth to creating Frankensteins to cryogenics, we’ve looked. On any given day, you can see advertisements to for products to extend life. From special diets to supplements, from medical procedures to exercise regimens, you can see it all. Yet somewhere in the fray, perhaps the most effective formula for life extension has been pushed to the back-burner. Continue reading

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The Best Brain Health Supplements – 6 Legitimate Choices

There are few things as unnerving as experiencing the serious memory lapses that come with age. While young people may be forgetful, needing to retrace their steps to jog their memory isn’t necessary. It’s a totally different story for those advancing in age. The best brain health supplements becomes a topic we search for. We begin to experience the possibility or threat of losing our memory forever. It’s only natural to yearn for a supplement that will help to prevent mental decline. Continue reading

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The Best Jobs for Women Over 50

Let’s take a look at some of the best jobs for women over 50. Changing your career path at 50 can be scary. Knowing some of your options can reduce the fear. Whether you lost a job or you’re interested in changing careers, there are a number of great jobs that you can explore. Here are some of the best jobs for women over 50. Please comment below with suggestions of your own.

the best jobs for women over 50Financial Advisor

The call for financial advisors is extensive today. Many women who are interested in finance and guiding people financially, could have a fantastic career in this field. Around 1/5 of financial advisors are currently self-employed. This means that becoming a financial advisor could be a work from home position. Continue reading

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Aging and Diabetes – Some Facts That May Help

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Hello Ladies! I realize diabetes is a disease that affects so many of us. Whether it is our own personal battle or watching a loved one deal with it, it is a heavy load to bear. Aging and Diabetes is an article which shares some facts that may help.

To begin with, frequent urination, persistent thirst, and lethargy are warning signs of diabetes. However, they are often seen as signs of just growing old too! Many older individuals may remain undiagnosed diabetics for years (as they see their symptoms as just a part of growing old) until their diabetic symptoms become worse.

The problem is that irreparable but avoidable damage may have already occurred in some parts of the body. Accurate and early diagnosis of type two diabetes will be the greatest single factor in reducing the impact of its debilitating symptoms.

Here are some of the health issues that diabetics face, especially as they age. Continue reading

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Women Dating Older Men – Even Women Over 50?

Wowomen dating older menmen dating older men has caused many an opinion to be voiced throughout the ages. Dating оldеr mеn can be а great experience, аnd it соmеѕ wіth perks уоu mау not hаvе thought of. Of соurѕе, thеrе’ѕ ѕоmеthіng rоmаntіс, аllurіng аnd even reassuring аbоut dаtіng a mаn who’s quite a bit older thаn уоu. Thеѕе mеn tend tо bе mоrе well-established аnd соurtеоuѕ; and for the most part, thеу’rе chivalrous and grounded.

Straightforward and аѕѕеrtіvе, оldеr mеn act wіth іntеntіоn аnd focus bесаuѕе thеу’rе uѕuаllу buѕу lіvіng thriving lіvеѕ with great jоbѕ thеу’rе passionate about, or retired lives they’re happy with. They’ve ѕреnt enough time in the dating world to know еxасtlу whаt they like and whаt turns them off. Yоu’ll never bе іn an unsure space оr grау аrеа dating аn оldеr mаn bесаuѕе thеу have neither the time nоr thе inclination tо рlау games. Continue reading

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What Is Fibromyalgia and What Causes It?

If you are asking the question, “What is fibromyalgia and what causes it,” than chances are your concern is close to home. Fibromyalgia is defined as a chronic disorder which negatively affects the mind and body. It can devastate an active lifestyle and is characterized by overwhelming fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and much more.what-is-fibromyalgia

The exact medical translation of the term fibromyalgia is “pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons.” However, if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you will know that this definition falls far short of explaining the range of effects the condition causes you.

Difficult to Diagnose

Searching for a diagnosis and relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia can be frustrating. You may experience a long journey of medical tests to rule out other conditions such as lupus, thyroid and arthritis.

The pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia may vary at times. Continue reading

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How To Reduce Wrinkles Around the Eyes – Anti-aging Skin Care

Hi Ladies! One of the most disheartening things I had to face after 50 (even 40) were the wrinkles. I’d wake up some days, look in the mirror and think, “Seriously?!” If you want to know how to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and other areas on your sweet self, read on.

How to Reduce Wrinkles Around the Eyes

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Our Skin as We Age

There are several factors that affect the quality of our skin as we grow older.  Some of these factors are beyond our control, such as our chronological or actual age and genetics. But the good news is, some aspects are within our power to change or influence.

Lifestyle and diet are the major significant influencing factors. Even so, before you make any changes for the sake of your skin health and appearance, it pays to understand the aging process of your skin. Continue reading

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