Body Works


Nip & Tuck

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Wondering what to ask Santa for this Christmas?  Or the perfect birthday gift?  Or a great gift because it’s Monday?

How about a “nip & tuck?”  Bloggers at the website Vibrant Nation, have offered up their top “12 Cosmetic Procedures Worth Paying For.”  I’ve never been a fan of plastic surgery –... Read More...


Computer Games for The Brain

Posted on August 28th, 2013

Crossword puzzles or Sodoku with a cup of coffee has long been our self-prescribed exercise for brain health.  Now, a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health, has found computer games... Read More...


Tips to Keep Your Cool This Summer

Posted on July 9th, 2012

It’s been a record-breaking summer and there’s still a long way to go.  If you’re on the edge of heat stroke and getting cranky, you can help cool off the temperature and your temperament... Read More...

Sonoma Mission Inn

Top Five Spas To Long For

Posted on April 23rd, 2012

Floating in the mineral pool at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, surrounded by lush gardens, soothing yoga-ish music and the gentle waterfall, I thought about how lucky I am to be able to indulge... Read More...


Fit & Fab or Fat & Flab?

Posted on February 28th, 2012

It’s the worst time of the year – Bathing Suit Season!

Getting ready for a mini-vacation to visit friends in Florida and the reality of winter has hit. Nothing fits – really... Read More...

Exercise to Wake-Up The Morning

5 Exercises to Wake Up The Morning

Posted on February 9th, 2012

First my disclaimers:

1) I’m not an exercisologist.

2) I don’t like to exercise.

3) It’s very hard for me to wake up in the morning.

So with the truth stated...

Woman Doing Crossword Puzzle in Bed

AvoidingThe Brain Drain

Posted on February 7th, 2012

I spent the weekend at the cottage with my two favorite Gal Pals (GPs).  We sat by the fireplace, talked, read, drank wine, played Clue and laughed – a lot … all activities we don’t... Read More...

Derriere Exercise

Butt Tap In 2012

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Here’s a great way to start a new year – Butt Taps to firm up you derriere and upper legs. Wish I had started these 20 years ago.

Butt then (no pun intended), there’s no time...

Women can defy gravity at any age.

Mother Never Told Me – The Laws of Gravity

Posted on October 5th, 2011

Mother never told me that once you become “A Woman of A Certain Age,” the laws of gravity take over.  The butt and the boobs plummet like Newton’s apple falling to the ground. ... Read More...

Keep on moving

15 Minutes Gives Three Years

Posted on August 16th, 2011

According to a recent study by the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan, just 15 minutes of exercise a day – 90 minutes a week – can extend life expectancy by three years.  Not... Read More...

Exercise for a flat stomach

Tummy Tuckers

Posted on July 26th, 2011

I’ve never had a flat stomach – best guess is I never will. I remember, many years ago, my mom and aunt Mimi were amazed at an acquaintance who claimed she never wore a girdle. (Girdles... Read More...