Category Archives: Age

How “old” do you want to feel?

krumkake

I met the holiday baking legend Donna Carlson when she was in her late seventies and our friendship lasted until her death a couple of years ago in early January. She was well into her eighties when she passed away. I was proud to be her customer and was so glad to have awesome treats…

Your DNA: Life by Destiny and Design

DNA illustration

Ever since the Human Genome Project published findings in 2001, I’ve been wondering where this roadmap will lead us. The project was an international, collaborative program with a big goal of complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings. All of our genes together are called our “genome.” The group found that we…

Beauty Through the Ages

Beauty through the ages

I see patients of all ages, and many wonder what’s the right time to “get started” with a beauty regimen. If you were lucky during your formative years, your mom told you to protect your skin from the sun and you listened. For the rest of us, lets look at beauty through the ages. While…

Oh My Aging Skin

Wrinkle

A couple of weeks ago, my  four year old son Grant took a close look at his great-aunt Anni,  who was kindly baby-sitting him for the day. “Why do you have those lines on your face, Anni?” Thankfully, she laughed and didn’t send him packing. “These lines mean I’m old, Grant, and hopefully, you’ll get…

Beauty Trends: Lovely Lashes Through History

Woman eye

A few years back, voluptuous lips were in the headlines, with Angelina Jolie’s famous mouth gracing many magazine covers. In case you haven’t noticed, today’s trend is long eyelashes. Everyone from Lady Gaga and Brooke Shields to little Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas flutters amazingly long lashes. Since eyes are considered…

Looking and Feeling Beautiful at Any Age

Good morning! Has spring sprung? I’ve been in Chicago for a meeting, and saw red tulips and purple azaIeas along my path to the conference hotel! My son noticed the grass just starting to turn green and asked “Is it summer Momma?” He also learned a new song with all the months of the year,…