Time for Summer Shenanigans!

Did you have a lovely 4th of July week if you live in the US? We did – from picnics to fireworks on the lake to live music, it was wonderful. I love the first week of July on the lake! Summer is so short in New England that we have to enjoy it while…

Summer Activities – Walking Meditation in Nature

I was thinking… About my beautiful neighborhood; the birds, foxes, rabbits, hummingbirds, gofers, coyotes, and, happiest place of all – the LAKE! I often write in the newsletters and in Facebook posts about kayaking, boating, gardening, and other adventures here in my “Beautiful Berkshires.” I call this my own little paradise. And that’s how I…

How to Exercise for Better Brain Health After 50

Have you been worried about keeping your brain fit as you age? We all have. Alzheimer’s has been so much in the news and so many of our family members have suffered or are suffering with this terrible disease. The good news is that medical science is finding out more about it every day. As…

Fall is a good time to get hiking!

It’s Labor Day, and fall is in the air! Personally, I feel that we didn’t get much of a summer this year, but some years are like that. Here are a few things about fall that I love: Mosquitoes are gone! Hot cider by the fire! Foliage is fabulous! Pumpkin Pie! (NOT pumpkin everything else!)…

Foods for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Happy 4th of July!!!!! Nothing says summer like 4th of July! So, if you are grilling or picnicking tomorrow, or any time this summer, please keep in mind the items that you’ve decided to cross off your list of foods to eat. Last newsletter listed the five worst offenders, and hopefully, you’ve chosen one to…

Food IS Medicine – Use it to Prevent Alzheimer’s!

For those of us over 60, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, are the most dreaded of illnesses. Many of us have seen our parents or other family members waste away from these devastating diseases and we don’t want to go that way! Today is the first of a two-part series on how food can help…

Decadent, Delicious Disease Prevention with Dark Chocolate!

Do you know the difference between the facts and fiction regarding chocolate’s effect on the heart, brain, and overall health? Lots of Facebook posts this week have been from happy people buying discounted Valentine’s Day chocolate. Certain holidays have deep associations with chocolate: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Passover, Halloween, to name a few. From white to…

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

If you’ve ever looked longingly at a dish of chocolate covered strawberries and wished that you could make them – here you go! You’ll need: I pckg of BIG organic strawberries 1 3.17 oz. (or similar size) bar of dark chocolate (85% Green and Black works great for me!) Directions: Place a large plate in…