Walking A Tightrope: Caring for Aging Parents

Walking A Tightrope: Caring for Aging Parents

I just discovered this blog, The New Old Age, sponsored by the New York Times. From what I've read so far it promises to be a great resource for people who struggle with balancing self care with caring for their elderly loved ones. The mission of The New Old...
Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Tips + 1

Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Tips + 1

Stepping onto the scale the day after we got back from vacation was an act of courage second only to storming the Normandy beaches. But I did it, and the results weren't a disaster. In fact I didn't gain any weight and my waist size did not budge. HA! Another...

Twitter Tweeting: What’s the Point?

Twitter is a brand new frontier that a lot of people are excited about. I admit it took me a while to see the point. Now I get it. It's fun and very interesting, even revolutionary, like when the people of Iran used it to communicate with the world about what was...

How Do You “Fire” A Doctor?

A Question for the Chronic Illness WranglerFrom Donia Schloot:How do you “fire” a doctor. Is it simply going to another doctor, or is it with an explanation before leaving? Craziest thing is that I’ve had to shop around for docs a lot. My medical records are like...

The Appeal of Nancy Drew? Not Such A Mystery

Nancy Drew was so cool. I devoured her stories and re-read a bunch when I read all of them. Who didn't want her roadster and her wardrobe?"O'Conner, Ginsberg and now Sotomayor loved Nancy Drew." Me, too! What did Nancy mean to you?Nancy and the...