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Keys to a Successful Marriage: Tip #5 - Wednesday, May 21st 2008 9:02 AM
If you’ve been married awhile, you’ve undoubtedly accumulated a fair share of assets as well as debts.  But do you actually know just how much?  Knowing how much...
Keys to a Successful Marriage: Have a One Night Stand! - Tuesday, May 20th 2008 3:18 PM
Once you settle into the routine of married life, romance starts to fall on the priority list.  In many relationships, it’s not intentional---it just happens.  When...
Keys to a Successful Marriage at Midlife #3 - Monday, May 19th 2008 8:07 AM
Who’s doing most of the talking in your bedroom?  If you say the “TV”, your marriage probably has some issues. Tip Number 3: Communicate in the Bedroom:  As we...
Keys to a Successful Marriage: Learn How to Listen - Sunday, May 18th 2008 9:45 AM
One of the topics I address during my seminars is on communication.  As a veteran journalist, I know how important it is to convey your message to your audience.  You...
Keys to a Successful Marriage at Midlife - Saturday, May 17th 2008 4:25 PM
Next month, my husband and I will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary.  By all accounts, we're still newlyweds but sometimes it feels like we've been married a...
A Mother's Day Heartbreak - Sunday, May 11th 2008 5:14 PM
My mother-in-law has Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer's is a disease that destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to...
What if My Grandson Had Been Sean Bell? - Saturday, May 3rd 2008 8:01 PM
As a mother, I grieve for Mrs. Valerie Bell.  Her son, Sean Bell, was gunned down the night before his wedding by police who were later acquitted by a judge.  Police...
Real Diva Beauty Begins on the Inside - Thursday, May 1st 2008 9:04 PM
Let’s face it, women want to be beautiful. However, many fail to realize that beauty begins on the inside and works its way out.      But how do you become...
Are Baby Boomers Responsible for Child Poverty? - Thursday, August 30th 2007 7:45 AM
If Baby Boomers have so much money as it keeps being reported by various media sources,  why is it that so many of our children and grandchildren are living below poverty?...
Can Ann Taylor Save the Day? - Wednesday, August 29th 2007 6:00 AM
In a recent article by the New York Times, it was announced that Ann Taylor is going to take a stab at designing a clothing line specifically for baby boomer women. ...
Say It Loud---I'm a Baby Boomer Diva and Proud! - Friday, August 24th 2007 7:13 PM
Who would’ve ever thought a few months ago that something called the Baby Boomer Diva Web of Fame would turn into what it is today?   I had the idea back in March after...
Baby Boomers ARE Enjoying Sex! - Thursday, August 23rd 2007 9:20 AM
I’ve been saying it all along and now a national survey of sexual attitudes, behaviors and problems among older adults in the United States confirms it.  Data from the...
Menopause Can Make You Fat...Duh! - Tuesday, August 21st 2007 2:16 PM
Just yesterday I read an article indicating women were having less sex due to menopause.  It’s a theory I dispute based on my own personal experience but, nonetheless,...
Less Sex in Menopause? Whatever! - Monday, August 20th 2007 1:28 PM
A new poll released recently indicates more than half of menopausal women are settling for less sex.  Apparently, about a thousand women were surveyed for the study. ...
Life Begins at 40 - Tuesday, August 14th 2007 5:17 PM
I received an email this morning that caught my eye.  The subject line said:  “Life begins at 40.”  It peaked my curiosity so I opened it up first (in a...
Hot Flashes and NO Air Conditioning - Monday, August 13th 2007 11:34 AM
What do you do when you have a hot flash and NO air conditioning?  I certainly hope I don’t have to find out because Durham Police may have to pay a visit to my home....
Fellow Baby Boomers: What Message am I Missing? - Saturday, August 11th 2007 1:38 PM
OK, I decided to brave the heat this morning and take another trip to the Duke Trail.  For those of you who don’t know, this is the place where the REAL exercise warriors...
Too Much Cardio Can Make You FAT! - Thursday, August 9th 2007 11:52 AM
OK…so now I know what my problem is.  I’ve been exercising TOO MUCH!  I went to the gym this morning and saw a big sign hanging on the wall that read, “Did you...
Hot Flashes in the Heat! - Wednesday, August 8th 2007 1:12 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else trying to figure out if they’re having hot flashes while exercising or is it just this unbearable, intense heat wave we’re experiencing?...
Tips for Keeping Your Cool this Summer - Wednesday, August 1st 2007 6:11 PM
Exercise is what keeps a baby boomer diva looking like a DIVA.  Working out regularly plays a key role in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.    Even...
Whatever! happened to David Hartman? - Tuesday, July 31st 2007 12:13 PM
He’s alive and well right here in Durham, NC!  I ran into him and his wife this morning while getting my daily workout in at the Duke University cross country trail....
Why Baby Boomers are FAT in Durham, NC - Saturday, July 28th 2007 9:04 AM
When I first moved to Durham, NC more than 10 years ago, I noticed there were quite a few folks in my age group I considered to be overweight.     And then it hit me...
Let's Talk about Menopause or Whatever! - Friday, July 27th 2007 9:30 AM
As a part of my ongoing "I'm still Hot...it just comes in Flashes now!" summer book tour, I will be the special guest on BlogTalk Radio with April Sims tonight (Friday) from...
Who's Responsible When Young Black Men Kill? - Sunday, July 22nd 2007 2:31 PM
How much blame rests on the shoulder of my baby boomer generation for the destructive behavior of the YZ generation? News from the Friday, July 20 edition of the Los...
Smoking Can Cause Early Menopause - Friday, July 20th 2007 12:37 PM
A newly released report indicates women who smoke are more likely to begin menopause before the age of 45 years, which puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart...