My Girls: The Advocates

Having to leave a birthday party before the cake is pretty traumatic for  six-year-olds, but last December that is exactly what happened to my daughters Gracie and Callie.  Even though the owner of the bowling alley had assured me it was safe to bring Callie, who has asthma, because the facility was “smoke-free” during the…

Engage Your Health: Embrace Your Brain

Here’s yet another reason to “know your numbers!”  The CDC and the American Heart Association reported recently a strong link between the risk factors for heart disease and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. People in their 40’s and 50’s have the opportunity to impact their future by addressing their blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and blood sugar…

HEART for Women Act Rally

Last week I was incredibly honored to host the HEART for Women Act Rally in Washington DC on behalf of the American Heart Association. I was joined by nearly 1000 volunteer advocates from across the country for the AHA’s Congressional Lobby Day. We visited our elected leaders inorder to push forward the HEART for Women…

10 Ways to Celebrate Heart Month

It’s here!  February is Heart Month, my biggest month of the year.  As I travel the country encouraging women to embrace their hearts, I encourage you to embrace yours — here are some ideas: 1. Well, wear red! February 2 is National Wear Red Day.  Join thousands of women (and men) across the country in…

We ARE from Venus!

Men and women are different — now there’s medical proof.   A study conducted in the Netherlands indicates we react differently to stress. Some findings, Tops said, fit in nicely with a study led by UCLA’s Shelley E. Taylor and published in Psychological Review in 2000. Taylor’s study proposed that women have evolved to respond differently…