Are You Considering a Smart Heart Rate Watch?

Do you use a smart heart rate watch, or are you considering purchasing one? Up until now, my method of keeping track of my heart rate has been the simple and effective method of being able to talk though a workout. Or sing through one. This from one who is pretty much tone deaf. ~poor […]

What Do You Eat When You’re Trying To Survive Chemo?

It has been a little bit over two years since my breast cancer diagnosis and there are two things I think of regularly: #1: I am grateful to be alive. #2: It took a lot of effort to eat while going through chemo. This post was written in the throes of that terrible time. It […]

Have You Seen This Smart Jump Rope?

When I was a kid, I loved jumping rope, then somewhere along the line I took up running instead. Garry got a jump rope for Christmas, and since then I’ve made a pact with myself to take it up again. As one gets older, one (< that’s me!) must concentrate on good health and in […]

The Magic of Cranberry for Good Health

A few months back I wrote about a cranberry supplement I found that I started using for better bladder health. I’ve switched brands and wanted to update you in case you were still researching and thinking about adding this supplement to your daily routine. * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my […]

The Dreaded Urinary Tract Infection After Menopause: Is There A Cure?

WARNING: Real Talk Ahead A few weeks ago, at the age of 55, I experienced my very first bladder infection. Throughout the years, I have known women (and men) who suffered with UTIs and sympathized with them, but had never – until  recently – experienced the ~ugh~ myself. My first question: How the hell did […]

The Amazing Power of the Humble Flaxseed

In my 20s, I did nutritional research that lead me to the powers of the humble flaxseed. I started to include them in my/our diet, but I couldn’t find a way to incorporate them consistently, so I stopped eating them. Change is hard, isn’t it? Last year, as I proceeded through treatment for breast cancer, […]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #15: Keeping Your Cool

Perimenopause is a beast: a hot, sweaty, cranky, beast. Let’s talk taming hot flashes. ~to the fire extinguisher!~ * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Typically, hot flashes are a by-product of reduced estrogen in a woman’s […]

What Grandma Drinks: Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Scotch

Oh, Grandma! You have such refined taste! Any scotch drinkers in da house? You know, other than Choochie? This bottle of Glenfiddech Single Malt Scotch Whiskey was a gift from Boy to Garry at Christmastime, yet we didn’t get around to opening it until Garry’s birthday and we were not disappointed. From the producer: 12 […]

How-To: Make Your Own Electrolyte Replacement Drink

As many of you know, OMT! is a distance runner. (BRAGGER!) I started when a coach at my elementary school asked me to join the track team. Me? Track? I had never considered it before, but because my friends were doing it, I agreed. It was there, on the dusty West Texas school ground fields, […]

What To Do About Sexual Dysfunction Post-Menopause

Oh, man. Who else just broke out in a sweat reading that post title? NOT A HOT FLASH! I’m going to put a caveat right here so NO ONE can say I didn’t warn them… CAVEAT: REAL TALK ABOUT SEXUAL FUNCTION POST-MENOPAUSE A small survey was taken (1,858 post-menopausal women, 45 and older – median […]