Back to the Future II

Back To The Future II?

Back To The Future II?

I know it’s a little late to be chiming in on “Back To The Future II”! But then it “Jumped Up” and “Hit” me!!rs_1024x759-150101075322-1024-Back-To-The-Future-II-JR-1115

This movie had everything to do with igniting a little BIG THING our imagination! Can we truly change what now exists?

 The reason [Marty] sets the DeLorean to Oct. 21, 2015? It’s the day 30 years in the future when the Cubs are predicted to win the World Series. Bob Gale, who scripted the 1985 original with Robert Zemeckis, said that he tried to figure out when the final game of the Series would have played: “I did my homework as a baseball fan.”

In 1989 as Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown were filling their “Time Machine” with household garbage preparing for the NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE…What were we doing in our real lives?

George W.H. Bush had just become President. A gallon of gas cost us $.97. The Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil. Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation premiered at the box office and Seinfeld on TV. The top song for the year, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”! Miss American was Gretchen Carlson (Fox News).

Well, let’s see…I was 32 year old, happily married, getting ready to be the mother of a teenage daughter with two others following close behind. We took vacation every year to cool places. I didn’t like my job, but loved working with my co-workers! I was waiting, wishing and hoping for the weekend to come not realizing that; #1. I would never get those days back. #2. I wasted a whole life time. Wondering if anyone would still be around. After all…66 reasons Jesus would come in ’86 hadn’t happen. But we bought a house in the country on 5 acres for $25,000.00! All was well with my soul and life…was GOOD! 

 I’m not really sure that I had dreams this far in advanced. Weddings or Son-in-laws not even grandchildren…that I dote on now weren’t even conceivable! Now as October 21, 2015 is miraculously up on us. Once again we’re reminded by the media that this day was always coming! Can you remember the dreams you dared to dream or the stories you could imagine in your heart? Or are you like me the older you’ve gotten the more you realize…LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME!!!

It’s OK, the wonderful thing is it’s never to late to choose to JUMP IN your own TIME MACHINE! Let’s say we set our TIME MACHINE to October 21, 2016 and truly change our ‘Back To The Future II” 

Back to the Future II

I remember hearing Kim Clement talking about how we can see ourselves in our future and line up with our destiny and “Walk” right into it. I have to tell you I took that “Word” into my spirit and did just that…saw myself in my future and lined up with it!! I’m starting to join myself in my future and it’s been an AMAZING Journey!!

I Decree and Declare that: Today is good, there’s nothing to fear because I have perfect love. My gratitude will always be at top levels and NEXT YEAR; I’ll be looking back in awe at the things I have accomplished!! Because HE is in ME!!                                                                                  

Join with me in My Back To The Future! With you and I fueling our “TIME MACHINE” there’s no place we can’t go!! Please leave a comment and tell me how you’ll start this ‘JUBILEE ADVENTURE’!! 

 

P.S.I had created this most wonderful post about it and as I finished the last picture, the last punctuation mark, did my SEO, and Pin it,  my computer jumped and Yes it was GONE! It’s never to late to re-write or re-invent yourself!! 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse giving shot

Screening and Immunization Schedule for Women Over 50

Screening and Immunization Schedule for Women Over 50

By Alice Lucey –

I’ve never really given much thought to Screening and Immunization issues after 50+

Nurse giving shotThe older you get, the more important taking care of your health becomes. For women aged fifty years of age and older, keeping physically active and following a healthy balanced diet covering all of the food groups is good practice for life long health. Women who smoke should try to quit the habit and limit their intake of alcoholic drinks to one per day. A standard alcoholic drink measure is a twelve ounce bottle of beer for example. Below you will find a screening and immunization schedule for women over 50 that includes recommended medical conditions to be addressed, such as alcohol use, as well as other primary care issues.

Be Independent Homecare, a specialist homecare agency in Ireland, has created this infographic on the topic ‘How to be Your Best Self at 50+, Health Checks for Women’. This infographic outlines an in-depth screening schedule of health checks that women over fifty years of age should be screened for, as well as an in-depth immunization schedule. If in doubt, it is always recommended to consult with your doctor prior to scheduling any of these screenings. The guidelines in this infographic are sourced from John Hopkins Medicine, ‘Prevention Guidelines for Women 50 to 64 Years Old.’

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The screening and immunization schedules covered in this infographic range from lipid disorders, to specific forms of cancer, to the seasonal flu vaccine. This infographic covers who is most at risk and the frequency of specific tests that women at risk should be taking.

Alice Lucey is the Director of Care with Be Independent HomeCare, a company based in Ireland that provides one-to-one assistance and support to elderly clients in their own homes.

 

Big Black Clock

Find Time with Google Calendar Plus HashtagToDo!

Find Time with Google Calendar Plus HashtagToDo!Big Black Clock

Paula Eder is the Time-Saving Queen

Can you find time with Google Calendar Plus HashtagToDo? Well the best way to find out is to try it!! One never knows if one does not try!!! Paula Eder is the Time-Saving Queen

Google Calendar is an excellent tool for tracking your schedule, in part because it’s generally accessible to you no matter where you are and what device you’re using. And while I’m still a paper calendar user, my VA uses Google Calendar for most of her planning and scheduling.

So when she flagged HashtagToDo for me recently, I was intrigued. After a quick review, I wanted to share it with you today because it looked like a potential time-saver.

What HashtagToDo does is enable you to use your Google Calendar as your To-Do List – quickly and easily.

When you access the app, all you have to do is give it access to your Google Calendar. There’s nothing to download.

HashtagToDo — Why is it useful with Google Calendar?

Well, here’s how they describe what this app gives you:

Many people put todos in their calendar so they can see everything in one place. Unfortunately, you have to go back and check if you completed a todo, or move it forward. It’s easy to lose track of things.

HashtagTodo manages your todo list with regular calendar events. There’s no separate app to install or place to check for todos.

Your To-Do items are easily added, simply by typing ” #todo ” at the end of a Google Calendar item (don’t include the “).  This adds a checkbox — actually two brackets that function as a checkbox — to the item in your calendar.

When you complete the task, put an “x” between the brackets and this removes it from your To-Do List.

Here’s one of the nice features of HashtagToDo: If you don’t check the item, it is transferred to your To-Do List for the following day. This keeps you from losing important tasks.

Here’s a video that shows you exactly how HashtagToDo works:

Check out the FAQs for HashtagToDo for more information about this tool.

HashtagToDo — Is it for you?

Adding new apps or new processes to your workflow can be a tricky thing. Any change slows you down at first, no matter how efficient the innovation sounds on paper.

So, if you decide to check out HashtagToDo, I encourage you to give it a trial of several weeks to see whether it really helps. You can always disconnect it if it doesn’t!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with HashtagToDo and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

Paula EderPaula Eder, The Time-Saving Queen

Time management and how it can work for you!!

Blueberry Smoothie

The Perfect Smoothie Recipe To Balance Your Hormones

The Perfect Smoothie Recipe To Balance Your Hormones

Let’s talk about Hormones in the Kitchen!!

Blueberry Smoothie

As a woman, shifting hormones are a reality throughout your whole life. There’s adolescence, monthly cycles, pregnancy as well as the postnatal rush of hormones. Your body is ruled by an ever shifting landscape of chemical messengers.

And then, in your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, your hormonal terrain gets really interesting with peri menopause and menopause. This is a time you have to get educated, involved and proactive with hormones.

Creating hormonal balance is key in feeling your best as you age.

As two Health and Psychology of Eating Coaches we want to offer you natural and easy ways to create hormonal harmony. This is the first of a series of 3 Hormonal Harmony articles that are practical and info packed. Each article will give you tips and strategies that you can implement right away in your busy life!

We’re going to talk about how to balance hormones in the kitchen, in the bedroom and in the mirror! Because really isn’t that where our hormonal havoc shows up?

We want to focus on…

…the kitchen and food because hormonal imbalances often show up as unwanted weight gain and bloating.

…the bedroom because hormonal dis-harmony can manifest as low libido and poor body image.

…the mirror because hormonal shifts show up on your face – acne, wrinkles and puffiness! There’s a lot you can do to look and feel your best.

Let’s start in the kitchen with a simple and delicious smoothie that has been specifically designed to balance your hormones.

Each ingredient has been specifically chosen because it has a powerful and direct impact on your hormones.

Hormone Harmonizing ingredients:

Coconut:

Coconut is a healthy saturated fat made up primarily of medium-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids increase metabolism and promote weight loss. By adding in coconut milk and the coconut oil in this recipe you are supporting your thyroid function.

Wild Blueberries:

In addition to being an antioxidant superfruit which is packed with immune strengthening vitamins and minerals, wild blueberries are considered to be an adaptogenic plant.  Adaptogens help the body cope with stress. When we eat foods that help our body reduce stress we are impacting our cortisol levels in a positive and powerful way. Getting our cortisol levels just right favorably influences every single other hormone in our body!

Turmeric:

Turmeric is the most powerful anti-inflammatory plant. If we can naturally decrease inflammation in the body we are minimizing stress and decreased cortisol levels follow. Not only does this affect all of your hormones but in particular, it can reduce belly fat (where our stress shows up) and diminish cravings (which also increase with stress).

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is a gem of a spice when it comes to keeping our hormones humming along because it’s a blood-sugar stabilizer. When our blood-sugar levels are stable, our cortisol is more balanced which positively impacts all of our hormones.

Ginger:

Ginger gives us a triple boost in this smoothie because it supports digestion, immunity and it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory. And of course it’s got that amazing zingy taste!

Chia seeds:

If you haven’t tried these tiny packets of energy you must! Chia seeds are powerhouses of protein, healthy fats and fiber.

Flax seeds:

Flax seeds are also packed with fiber and healthy fats, but in addition they have special detoxifying powers when it comes to hormones. They help clear out xeno-estrogens – unhealthy estrogens that show up in our body due to environmental toxins.

Maca:

Maca is a root vegetable from South America that is specifically known for it’s hormone balancing powers for women of all ages. It’s available as a powder and can easily be added to your smoothie!

Mix all of these ingredients together in a blender and you’ve got…

The Perfect Smoothie to Balance Your Hormones

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ coconut milk (from a can – Native Forest is our favorite brand)
  • ½ water
  • 1/2 cup wild blueberries
  • ½ – 1 frozen banana (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp maca

Enjoy !

Be sure to check out the next article in our Hormone Series: Hormones in the Bedroom!

Karen Schachter LICSW & Nina Manolson MA are Psychology of Eating and Health Coaches who are the creators and teachers of a powerful hormonal balancing program:  Have You Got WTF Syndrome?

 

 

Golden Girls

The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls!

How to Find the Room mate that best suits you?

As a 28 year old woman, I watched the first episode of a Sassy Senior Sitcom called, that’s RIGHT, The Golden Girls! I LOVED it!!!! I could see myself in each one of the characters. Dorothy, a no nonsense woman, knows what she does and doesn’t want. Blanche, can’t make up her mind what she does and doesn’t want (in a “I Like My Girls a Little on the Trashy Side” way)! Then, of course, there’s Rose her innocence is so refreshing (in a Ditsy sorta way). Sophia, because of her age is allowed (and has the guts to say just what’s on her mind)! It ended at my old age of 35 so I still had stars in my eyes of how life might be as a Sassy Senior

NOW, in my mid-50’s I want The Golden Girls and I wonder…how they all didn’t just kill each other?? Thank goodness for Google, it lead me straight to the source!!! The Founder of Golden Girls Network Bonnie!! Here is a video of “The 5 Mistakes People Make In Choosing a Room mate in Retirement”!! Take a look, this comes from  sixty and me website but if you’re looking for room mates (at 20 to 90) this is very beneficial!  Then leave a comment of your thoughts!!

Graduation

Commencement Day

Commencement Day

Can you be 50+ and have a Commencement Day?

Remember the day you lined up in your cap and gown…with all the excitement and the the giggles of the girls and the grunts of the boys…”Commencement Day!!

I remember my High School graduation! A half an hour before we were to walk down the aisle. I was in an accident at the one and only traffic light in the middle of our town. So I received a police escort to graduation!! Yes it was the event of the year. Thank the Lord there were no sirens, though they did offer!!

Back to the subject; Can you have a Commencement Day at the age of 50+? I believe that you most certainly can!! Here you are, turning 50, turning 55, even me, turning 58 in October! The kids are gone, you’ve decided that you DO like your husband after all these years OR you’ve decided that you’ve just grown apart (I truly hope that’s not happened to you for so MANY reason)!  I’ve found this amazing video that I wanted to share with you. To encourage you to reach for the things you’re “Called” too!!

Now tell me…Can you have a Commencement Day?…are you ready for your Commencement Day?  Let’s journey together and we can develop and experience our own Commencement Day!!!

Please leave a comment and tell me what you’re doing or will start doing to your transformation!!