How to Celebrate Chanukah: 8 Days of Joyous Gift Giving

Chanukah is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. Why? It is a happy ending story of heroism and cooperation. Also (and I swear this is secondary), it lasts for over a week and includes the traditional eight days of gift-giving....more
HomeRearedChef Thank you dear friend!!  As I say over and over again - wish you were closer.  ...more

Started my own blog space!

Happy birthday to me!!  As a gift to myself this year, I had my own blog space created.  Yes, a place that is all mine to do with - or not - as I would like.  As I describe in my first post there, I am very grateful to BlogHer.  BlogHer has been my nurturing friend and my posse of well wishers and supporters.  They accepted me before I would even accept myself as a blogger.  But, I am leaving the boarding house and moving down the road.  This means that I will continue to cross post and read other posts.  However, my home will be separate....more
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Celebrate National Bladder Health Awareness Month With a Gift and Learn More About Incontinence

The National Association for Continence has designated November as National Bladder Health Awareness Month.   Creating awareness of this widespread health issue is a great way to get the dialogue going and to help pave the way for discussion with ones health care professional.   After all, bladder health greatly impacts ones wellbeing.   A study conducted by Always Discreet and published in the British Journal of Urology International online June 24,  2014 found that bladder leaks are taking a toll on women globally.  Not exactly the global common gro...more
I cannot even remember when I began using Always; I cannot remember a day I wasn't! And ...more

WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT THAN MEN: Gender Bias in Research

Women who are prescribed medications have every right to expect those medicines have been studied appropriately for them before being approved by the FDA to treat a specific condition or disorder.  We know that women respond differently to a broad range of therapies and we need to learn more about why....more
Bodynsoil It is something we trust is happening. There are serious risks when it doesn't.  ...more

Traveling - Holiday or Not - Incontinence need not be a show stopper!

I love holidays where there’s nothing much to do except relax at home.  But every so often, I love leaving home behind, so I can experience wonderful places and my friends and family around the world.  In fact, anyone who knows me thinks that I’m never home, although that’s not exactly true.  What is true, is that I love the entire adventure, including the part most people dread - the actual travel portion. I really enjoy air flight, appreciate all the technology that keeps us in the air (I still think it’s magical) and the beauty of the skies....more
SunbonnetSmart.com HI Robin:  Thanks much for sharing this information so those who would like ...more

A Herd Of Wild Horses — Genetics And Preservation

Earlier this summer my friend (note that I put that first) who is also my ex sister-in-law (at one time we were both married to brothers) spent several days together at the North Carolina coast.   Our relationship goes back over 4 decades.  There were times, as can happen with friends, where we didn’t see or talk for a time due to life, work responsibilities and other things that can get in the way of connecting with people you care about.   Over the years, we traveled to Europe together three times, roller skated in bars locally (at a much, much younger age), volun...more
elaineR.N. Sounds like an excellent plan, dear Amiga! I look forward to counting our years of ...more

CHANUKAH IN JUNE!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – la la la!  Yes, the Mensch on the Bench is in stock and available for purchase.  This is a big deal, since the only way you could get him before was to pre-order.   And, I want more!...more
HomeRearedChef You already have the Mensch of the year, BOB!!!  However, I do know what you mean ...more

IS THAT A SUMMER COLD OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS? Is it viral or bacterial and when to seek treatment.

elaineR.N. Linda Anselmi Yes! Oh, my...Jim Henson. SO very sad.more

How to Get Happy (for Real)

I have been thinking about joy and happiness for a while and how that relates to health.  Yes, HAPPINESS brings health and wellbeing!...more
Willybeach: I am glad we found each other! Somehow when things are difficult and you can still ...more

When I grow up I want to be a nurse; A Celebration of National Nurse's Week 2014!

In celebration of National Nurses Week, I asked several nurse friends why they wanted to get into the profession.  Since I was curious about reasons behind their choices to be a nurse, I thought others might be too....more
SunbonnetSmart.com Just read the Wikipedia bio and she was amazing.  No doubt she had spunk, ...more