Category Archives: Health

Here are all of my posts featuring health-related topics with tips for aging gracefully beyond the age of 50.

Mindful Eating in Contrast to Mindless Eating

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 17, 2017 IN: Health

Mindful Eating in Contrast to Mindless EatingHow conscious are you about what goes into your mouth? Is your quality of life suffering? Have you started to see the makings of the dreaded midriff bulge? If you answered yes to either question, perhaps, mindful eating in contrast to mindless eating is your challenge. 

I know at times I’m guilty of not being proactive with my food choices especially during times of stress, like when my end of the month (quarter, too!) when sales reports are due. I talked last week about upping my daily water intake which helps limit in-between-meals and snacks.

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Is Boxed Water Better?

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 10, 2017 IN: Fashion Health

Is Boxed Water Better?
I’m just going to admit it here and now. I’m a water snob. I ask the question, is boxed water better?  And to that, I say yes.  But before I go on reveal why and how, let’s look at the importance of water consumption as a needed nutrient for our bodies.

Is Boxed Water Better?

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Hearts Actually Can Break

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, February 13, 2017 IN: Fashion Health

Broken Heart SyndromeI remember paying close attention to the news when Carrie Fisher suffered a medical emergency while on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, December 23.  I, like others my age, was alarmed that she died at 60 years old after suffering a heart attack, three days later. The shock continued when Carrie’s mother, actress Debbie Reynolds’s, life expired too.  My question is, did Debbie Reynolds die from broken heart syndrome? It sounds like there is truth to hearts actually can break. Continue reading

Lady in Red: Merrill Janszen-Kramp

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, January 30, 2017 IN: Health Interviews

February is American Heart Month.  In honor of this, please allow me to introduce you to my latest lady in red: Merrill Janszen-Kramp. I met Merrill on social media, specifically Instagram, where I observed Merrill’s beauty from afar. I couldn’t help but notice her bio, which said she is a two-time stroke survivor.  

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women every year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.

Lady in Red: Merrill Janszen-Kramp. Stroke Prevention. Image credit: American Heart/StrokeAssociations.

 Fortunately, we have the power to change that statistic with healthy lifestyle changes. How? Prevention is key. Be educated and aware. Please keep reading and allow Merrill’s story to motivate you to include a healthy diet and exercise in your lifestyle. 

(For further inspiration, please read about another lady in red, jeweler Nina Forrest, who survived a heart attack.)
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Holiday Family Drama

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, December 12, 2016 IN: Fashion Health


Holiday family drama is never a pleasant subject matter any time of the year.  Maybe your family members don’t present like the Griswold’s from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or the Bailey’s from It’s A Wonderful Life.  However,  I believe all families have some level of dysfunction.  The question is how do you deal with it?

We all know the holiday season can bring stress and tension but you and your family can take steps to prepare and address potential conflict in healthy ways.
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Holiday Heart Attacks

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Holiday Heart Attacks.

Today’s post is not about the most wonderful time of the year. It’s actually a little bit ho-hum! Did you know that holiday heart attacks are more deadly in the colder months, beginning in December?  
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Green Zone

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Green Zone
According to Christian Dior’s 1954 book, The Little Dictionary of Fashion, the color green is supposed to be an unlucky color. I’d say things have changed regarding the color. In fact, for me, this natural color is making a strong difference every morning as I go to the green zone for breakfast.
Green Zone

Being in the green zone is my way to kick start my metabolism with 7 – 9 servings of fruits and veggies in one fell swoop with one drink.

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Pink Ribbon

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Pink Ribbon
Since 1991, the pink ribbon has stood for the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, thanks to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  The pink ribbon is the well-known symbol adopted by many organizations including the National Football League to help promote awareness for breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon

It’s October again, so you know what that means, hundreds, if not thousands of products are branded pink with a promise of a small portion of the total cost being donated to support breast cancer research.
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Got Menopause?

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, September 26, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Got Menopause?
September is National Menopause Awareness Month. But I bet women who are also a part of the baby boomer generation don’t need this reminder. I first experienced menopause symptoms almost twenty years ago. Are you a baby boomer who is embracing “the change?” Have you started menopause?

Got Menopause?

The dictionary defines menopause as “the end of monthly cycles.”  A better description is a natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s. Both accounts are accurate, and no two women are alike. My mom, who is  soon to be eighty,  has never had a hot flash.
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Mouth Matters

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 IN: Fashion Health

Mouth Matters
I escaped into classic elegance earlier this month when I explored the lives of the ultimate costumer, Edith Head and one of fashion’s greatest couturiers, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Now, it is time to get back to health awareness. Let’s look at mouth matters, specifically flossing.

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