Take THAT purse snatchers!


While in the grocery store recently I noticed an older woman searching the aisle intently for a certain item. The shelves had her full attention as she drifted ever further away from her shopping cart and her purse, which was in the child seat.  It occurred to me that this was a purse snatching waiting to happen. I noticed this behavior because Continue Reading

5 reasons we don’t (and how we can) save

In life we don’t always do what we know we should do. We have the knowledge. We know how many calories healthy females should consume daily or the speed limit on frequently traveled roads. But we don’t do the good that we know we should do.  This same conundrum exits with our money. We know […]

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Summer time SALADS!

Summer has finally officially arrived. For many of us, it’s been a long awaited season. The color & abundance of summer has come on quickly and is such a welcome site. Let’s embrace the colors and freshness that are available to us this time of year. Here are three outstanding salads that are not only […]

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Doing the Middle-Age Math!


I was sitting in the hospital visiting a friend last week and he was telling me about a patient in the next room, who wasn’t that much older than him, and had dementia. He said listening to the patient’s struggles from the next room, dealing with his own illness, and having too much time on […]

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It’s not too late to SAVE for your FUTURE!


My husband recently spoke with an acquaintance who told him, ‘Oh, I wish I had spoken with Marion years ago –  “Now it’s too late for me” said the fifty-something year-old man who was lamenting how much he hasn’t saved for retirement. Guess what – it’s not too late!  Thinking that way can leave you […]

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How this blog and the “Menopause Kits” came to be!

By Emily Burnham for the Bangor Daily News May 20, 2014 Deb Neuman’s website “Not Your Mother’s Menopause” has now come out with an Emergency Menopause Kit, available online and in several Maine stores. Like many good ideas, Deb Neuman came up with her latest business venture while sitting around with a group of girlfriends, […]

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A chance meeting that was more than about chicken

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I was escorted by a young woman in white to the waiting room.   It was time for my five year mammogram.   Exactly where did those 5 years go?   Didn’t we just do this?   I sat myself down next to the only person in the waiting room.   She was a beautifully dressed woman wearing glasses with […]

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Getting your house ready “FOR SALE”


It’s Spring time and that means more “For Sale” signs are popping up in our neighborhoods!  Making the decision to sell your house is sometimes an easy one – sometimes more difficult depending on your circumstances.   Once you make the decision, it can be very frustrating to list your home and wait and wait […]

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You are more than your turkey neck!


This is birthday week for me and with that comes reflection! I long ago got comfortable with who I am on the inside, but sometimes who I am on the outside still takes me by surprise. You know what I mean? You look in the mirror some days and think “who on earth is that […]

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