Rebooting the buddy system

Relationship experts weigh in on the art and science of friendship after 50. This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of Michigan Prime, a supplement to the Sunday Detroit News and Free Press. As Lennon and McCartney wrote, we all get by with a little help from our friends. But current medical research […]

Something beautiful every day

For years I’ve posted inspirational quotes to illustrate my photographs on Facebook. Earlier this year, while taking a break from social media, I created a new blog to curate the photos in one place. I was thrilled when Jeanine Matlow featured it this summer in her weekly Homestyle column in The Detroit News.  Purely visual, […]

How to stop the worry machine

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably read or watched a few scary news stories about unusual heartbeats, headaches, skin rashes, memory lapses, or other frightening symptoms that made you doubt your own health, sanity or longevity. In my latest Michigan Prime column, I talk about the increase in health-related worries as we age — […]

Why More Wasn’t Enough

For women of certain age, the folding of More magazine last month was a major disappointment, but not a big surprise. Few magazine editors know how to meet our needs or cater to our interests these days — and fewer advertisers represent us fairly. That’s my topic this month in Michigan Prime, delivered with your Sunday Detroit […]

The last goodbye

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die: You feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day No matter how old you are, losing a parent is a difficult rite of passage. In the April […]

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