Being Mobile

We have dreams. We want to travel and explore this world. We refuse to get comfortable. A few years ago, we experienced a physical set back when Paul was unable to walk for several months due to his back. He had hurt it to the point where his legs would give out and even simple mobility was compromised. We needed to install a portable wheelchair ramp and considered getting an electric motor scooter. Luckily, he was able to regain motion in both his legs and is better health than ever. However, this experience taught us how quickly things can change.

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Salonpas And Paul’s Sore 50 Year Old Muscles

As Paul approaches his 50th birthday, the thoughts of gifts to commemorate this auspicious birthday are occupying much of our time. This past year has been one of transformation and changes both physically and emotionally. His training for American Ninja Warrior has him doing things he never thought possible. At the same time, the sore muscles and occasional strains are an inevitability. Thank goodness Salonpas sent us a whole box of their different products to try out.

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Talking Straight About Managing Menopause: The Good, The Bad, And The Sweaty

Recently, I celebrated my 30 year High School reunion. It was incredible to see all of my old friends and catch up. After a few rounds of reminiscing, the women started getting real and talking about the night sweats and mood swings. I thought it was amazing to think that I met these women when we were going through puberty and here we are discussing menopause! This is why when the makers of Estroven asked me to try their new product in honor of Menopause Awareness Month I said a very emphatic YES!

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Moving Through Time

Are you ready? Can you feel it? Even on a Friday it’s happening. Actually, on Friday it feels like you’re going back in time. What are we talking about? It’s the taboo subject that no one wants to mention. We’d rather talk about how to stop it or fix it. But why? What’s so incredibly scary about this? Is it how it looks or is it the ultimate outcome to this process that makes us fight against the dying of the light? Yes this week we have been talking about aging, in honor of Paul’s birthday yesterday. We hope we were gentle.

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Miscarriage, Acceptance and Being Pissed at God

It’s Monday of what is shaping up to be a weird week. We were, and still are, doing aging this week but somewhere between last week’s theme of pregnancy and this week’s celebration of birthdays we took a hard turn into this week’s real theme of life, death and acceptance. After some thought and a little movie inspiration, we realized pregnancy week was not over yet but aging week started long ago. Yes we talked about all the wonderful things about being pregnant and having kids and how the kids adjusted to the new kids. However, we missed the most emotional experience we had when we were pregnant several years ago. That baby did not make it. We hate to start the week on a bummer but we promise if you read this all the way through, it will give even the saddest of you a little hope and that is what getting older is all about. Now, the miscarriage post.

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