Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:15 am
It seems like every holiday season, my stress level triples. This season started out the same way. There are always too many things to carry in from my car. Zoey (my rescue pup) peed on the rug again. There’s a small leak in our roof from the rain.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:27 am
Every holiday season for the past six years, I have passed the Santa Monica ice rink at the corner of 5th and Arizona, determined to skate “this year.” Each year, even though I swore I was going to, I just never got around to it.
Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:51 am
Do you know what a Pocket Rocket is? A Rabbit? A LELO? I do now. The other day, I went with a friend to an adult toy store. An adult toy store – I am whispering now. Just writing this story I’m turning red.
Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:46 am
I love to take photos of flowers. I started about a year ago when I bought a decent camera to really capture the amazing details of nature. I feel like I go into another world when I am doing it, and I’ve taken some amazing shots.
Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:06 am
I have been consistently weight training for more than a year now. I tried it when I was younger, but it never really worked out.
Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:16 am
It lowers your blood pressure. It helps you to stave off depression. You can also lose weight while having fun. Sound like a miracle drug? This drug happens to be a furry, four-legged friend.
Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 8:56 am
Do you ever have those days where you’re so stressed that your insides feel like they’re bubbling up and are about to explode? I have. I call them “waves of evil.” I usually get them right before my period, or when I’m really tired. And it seems as if nothing can stop them. And I feel sorry for anyone who happens to cross my path when I’m in this state. Until recently. I discovered mudra and meditation.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:03 am
Recently, I had to move out of my house for a week. We were getting our hardwood floors redone, and the refinishers highly recommended we leave the house while the work was being executed.
Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:20 am
So, I know I have been preaching endlessly about staying out of the sun. But I have to admit, a golden tan looks so much better than white, pasty-looking skin in a sleeveless dress, top, or shorts.
Posted May. 29, 2014, 7:53 am
This week is my birthday. I turn 55. This means a lot of things. I now can buy a 55-plus home at a Del Webb development. My AARP card is more meaningful to me now, entitling me to a plethora of discounts - hotels, restaurants, car rental, cruises, prescription drugs, movies, you name it.
Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:26 am
It’s almost summer. Time to capture that deep, golden tan. What’s the best way to do it? Fake-bake or lying in the sun?
Posted May. 1, 2014, 8:21 am
Did anyone watch the Academy Awards? I did. I do every year. I especially love to see what everyone is wearing, and how everyone looks.
Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:13 am
It was a Monday. I woke up and looked in the mirror. Aaaaaahhhhh! I was turning into my Granny Annie – in the belly at least. I turned 50, and wham! Didn’t even see it coming. I rushed to squeeze on the Spanx. Oh-oh, even those were not helping much!
Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:27 am
Are we too old for body piercing? I say no! And it’s not like a tattoo; if you don’t want to wear the piece of jewelry, or bone or ring or whatever you put in the area of you body that’s been pierced, you can just take it off when you don’t want it. Or put it back in if you do.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:17 am
I have a good number of friends who are over 40 and single. All are adorable, in reasonably good to great shape, successful, interesting, funny and have great personalities. But they still have trouble finding “The One.”
Posted Feb. 26, 2014, 9:02 am
I have to thank my former trainer, Adriane, for giving me the confidence to begin running for the first time at 50 years old. We started by running in a little circle in Palisades Park, then the circles got bigger, and then they turned into one mile and before I knew it, I was running three to five mile sessions with him. It was so fun!
Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:15 am
It’s Valentine’s Day. To me, it’s kind of like New Year’s Eve. Every person in the city who never goes out any other time goes out to dinner.
Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 9:13 am
Tuesday – one hour of weight training. Thursday – three hours of Naam Yoga. Friday – one hour of weight training. Walk Zoey every day for at least a half-hour. I am finally incorporating exercise permanently into my life. One New Year’s resolution down – many others to go.
Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:02 am
I was surfing the internet and ran across an article that totally got to me. It was about things you’ll regret when you’re old. I scanned the list. The more I read, the more inspired I was to NOT regret them.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:31 am
Several months ago, I was at my weight trainer’s studio, finished with my workout, and ran into his next client. We exchanged a quick smile and a hello, and went about our day.
Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 8:30 am
I’m married. Usually happily. But if I wasn’t, where does a woman over 50 who looks more like 40, that is attractive, successful, financially stable, a great cook, well-traveled, funny, semi-athletic, spiritual, an animal-lover, generous, and well-connected find their soul mate? (What, a little too specific?)
Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 7:31 am
So I am sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas. In the Wellness Wing of the MGM Grand. I did not specifically ask to stay in this wing. Didn’t even know they had it. The universe comes through for me – again!
Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:09 am
They say that New Year is a time for reflection on the things you’ve accomplished or did not this year and for setting new goals and expectations for the next year.
Posted Jan. 1, 2014, 6:00 am
What a year 2013 was for Hot Flash Universe! My column was conceived on my birthday – May 28, as a source of information for women of all ages, particularly over 40, to keep us sexy, youthful, and smart, with a healthy dose of humor.
Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 8:58 am
The other day at a Santa Monica gathering, I was talking with friends about my column, and they suggested I write a story about tattoos. Tattoos? I don’t know too many women our age that have tattoos.