A New Way To End Night Sweats

“Every night I wake up in a pool of perspiration,” Melanie said about the awful night sweats that are plaguing her during her menopause, which began over a year ago. “I could turn the air conditioner on full force when it’s 20 degrees out, and I still start sweating.”

Melanie has tried ice packs, PJs made with fabric designed to wick away her perspiration, and dietary supplements. She’s so desperate to relieve her utter discomfort, she’s game to try anything that sounds promising. But nothing’s worked!

“I wish I could take the air conditioner into bed with me,” Melanie jokes. Alas, that’s not such a far-fetched idea after all. Melanie now can now surround her body with softly flowing cooling air that will keep her dry and calm all through the night. And we don’t mean a room air conditioner.

A brilliant new patented device, called the BedJet, cools any existing bed with a quiet and gentle stream of air. The BedJet air travels between bedding layers, lusciously cradling your body with gently flowing air and turning your ordinary bed into a luxurious, temperature-controlled sleeping environment in seconds. The BedJet eliminates body moisture and sweat from the bed without using any mattress pads, mattress toppers, wires or tubes to sleep on.

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Keep Those Cool Compliments Coming!

Would you rather be complimented for the way you look or something you’ve accomplished? Hmm, hard question. Here are some compliments you’ve recently received.

“I was around the corner at a social gathering and overheard some person say, ‘GiGi, she’s such a nice and funny lady.’”
GiGi Hall Rivera

“That I’m a teacher like Mary Poppins.”
Laura Cartwright

“Had a strange man in a restaurant come up to my table. He said to me, ‘you must have had a beautiful mother.’ I was taken aback. I thought that was such a nice thing to say.”
Nancy Austin

“My 29- year old gorgeous daughter told me she really hopes that when she reaches my age she is as beautiful as i am. Not only was I stunned, but got really teary.”
Mokihana Jourdan

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What You’d Buy If Money Were No Object

We got a mighty broad range of answers when we asked what you’d purchase if money wasn’t an issue. One is political, but we HAD to include it because it’s was a pretty clever way to respond!

A surgery that would let me walk again with no pain.  That’s all I need.  I’d be happy living under a bridge as long as I was healthy.”
Sharon Bartok
A beach cottage on the coast of Washington State for me and my BFF Lisa Rothery Luna to enjoy the rest of our days in total happiness!”
Debbie Cramer Roncal   

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How To Deal With Loneliness

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness,” said poet Maya Angelou. What about you?

For me, loneliness is all about perspective. When I’m alone, I’m not necessarily lonely. I always have a choice. I can get up and go to the gym, go on a hike, text girlfriends, go shopping, go to a movie or etc. Of course I can also enjoy being with myself by doing a manicure or reading a book!”
Maureen Fox

“I escape it by either going to the gym or taking long walks while listening to music. Too tired after that to feel lonely.”
Sharon Makin

I have learnt to just be. I’ve moved into an apartment with my adult daughter, so I am not as lonely as I was in my marriage. She is my best friend. I get on better with younger people than people my own age. Sadly, I have no other friends, but, for now, I am ok with this.”
Carine Munro
“I work two jobs at 68. Keeps me from thinking about being lonely, but when the dust settles, I’m by myself. Aging alone is scary!”
Jan Chapman

“It’s taken some time, but I have learned to appreciate aloneness. ‘Solitude is my companion…’”
Suzanne Morrison

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A Cutting-Edge Way To Keep Night Sweats At Bay

“Every night I wake up in a pool of perspiration,” Melanie said about the awful night sweats that are plaguing her during her menopause, which began over a year ago. “I could turn the air conditioner on full force when it’s 20 degrees out, and I still start sweating.”

Melanie has tried ice packs, PJs made with fabric designed to wick away her perspiration, and dietary supplements. She’s so desperate to relieve her utter discomfort, she’s game to try anything that sounds promising. But nothing’s worked!

“I wish I could take the air conditioner into bed with me,” Melanie jokes. Alas, that’s not such a far-fetched idea after all. Melanie now can lie under a luxurious cotton comforter that will surround her body with softly flowing cooling air and keep her dry and calm all through the night. The BedJet AirComforter is an accessory to the BedJet Climate Comfort System, a powerful cooling, heating and night sweat drying invention made just for beds. The patented BedJet uses a quiet and gentle stream of air to cool or warm any existing bed between bedding layers incredibly fast via remote control.

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Anxiety Doesn’t Solve Problems

Snuggles with our hubbies help some of us, but others relieve our anxiety in more elaborate ways. Living with apprehension is no fun, and worrying just seems to exacerbate the situation. So, whatever it takes, get that anxiety out of your system. Pronto!

“A cup of hot tea and no TV. Try to relax and not to dwell. If it’s really hard, I have medication from my doctor that relieves anxiety. Sometimes, just sitting outside or taking a walk helps a bit. Talking to someone who understands also helps a lot. It’s not easy.”

Barbara Stanisci

“Learning to relax with Reiki therapy has helped me a great deal. Took meds for 18 years. Been off all meds for almost 10. Natural healing is MUCH BETTER than drugs.”

Karin Palm Coburn

“Snuggling with my hubby always helps.”

Sharon Weeder-Smytheman

“The gym and lots of water! I’ve been drinking teas, instead of coffee! Lots of hugs!”

Lisa Renee’ Neisslie

“Tried every natural remedy-meditation, acupuncture. Suffered for years. I did not want to take meds, but after years of suffering and moments that were ruined because of it, decided to start taking medication. Now, I feel perfectly fine and I have my life back. Taking a low dose, just enough to relieve the excess and I continue to take care of myself in other ways. A mix of medical and natural.”

Sophie Crête

“Deep breathing and being appreciative.”

Cathy Foote Mountford

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Scary Things That Have Happened To Us Recently

Some of us are darn lucky because the scariest thing that’s happened to us recently was misplacing a credit card. Others, not so lucky. Life’s all about perspective, isn’t it?

“I was nearly wiped out on a motorway by a car that spun out of control in the fast lane, missing me only because I touched the brakes gently. It continued to spin, smashing into the barrier in the main lane . The driver was killed. Only time in my life where I know I could have died.”

Debbie Tynan

“My marriage falling apart and having lost our beautiful period home with pool and quarter acre block…for a while it looked like we would be homeless..and losing my son to my husband, as my son had to live with him..horribly scary , heartbreaking, incredibly sad..33 years of marriage meant nothing to my husband.”

Carine Munro

“Menopause heart palpitations.”

Debbee Taylor Melzow

“Losing my nursing job because I became very sick!”

Pauline Green

“My husband died in November.”

Karen Marshall-Salyers

The Most Memorable Thing Your ‘Child’ Has Done For You

Many parents jest that they only hear from their children when they want something. That may be true, but some of our offspring really spring into action to show us their love when it’s least expected. Take these kids, for example!

My son Matthew sent me roses for Valentine’s Day while he was overseas serving our country. I’ll never forget how awesome that was!”
Kelli Wight

“My daughter saved my life with minutes to spare when she MADE a hospital doctor examine me when no one else could see how poorly I was. Then she and my son–aged 23 and 17–spent months visiting me in hospital and further months getting me well again at home. I am so proud of them.”
Jayne Sims

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14 Ways To REALLY Show Your Love On Valentines Day

Start giving him (sincere) compliments, at least once a day, starting on Valentine’s Day

(A nice word can go a long way!)


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How Often You See Your Adult ‘Kids’

We often can’t wait for our kids to get out of the house when they’re teenagers. But, oh, how we love to see them walking up our front steps once they become adults, with real jobs, actually nice personalities and homes of their own. When we asked how often you see your grown ‘kids,’ your responses were engaging, as always!

“As often as possible…love love love seeing my adult children and their families as much as we can but try hard always not to pressure.. they are all building and living their lives which is just as it should be…when we do get together it’s lovely, just lovely to see them, talk with them, feed them and love them .. aww and then there’s the added beautiful bonus of the grandchildren.”

Heather Hailstone Bradshaw

“Never. I’m in Oregon, one lives in Texas (6 yrs. since I’ve seen him) and the other now lives in Hawaii, but before that Nevada (I’ve seen him once in 4 yrs.). And I hate it.”

Jodi Smith Rasar

My only son moved to Vermont last July for my daughter- in-law to pursue her master’s degree, I live in California. We Skype once seek but I miss him terribly.  I’m planning to visit them in the spring.”

Deborah Lee Wilson

During holidays. We hope to move to be closer to two of them. None is closer than a 10-hour drive. They left Indiana after college to find good jobs.”

Debra Klockow

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