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About Iris Pastor

Iris Ruth Pastor, a lifestyle guru, advocates Preserving Your Bloom – encouraging women to use their talents and resources to be the best they can be. Iris is a regular blogger, sought after speaker, and author of the book “The Secret Life of a Weight – Obsessed Woman.” To sign up for her weekly newsletter, read her slice-of-life blogs: www.irisruthpastor.com.
Latest Posts | By Iris Pastor
Pandemic Fatigue: What Is It and How to Beat It?
2 months ago

Pandemic Fatigue: What Is It and How to Beat It?

By  •  Mindset

The first thing that happens is that I burst into scorching tears of anger. What prompts this awkward response? An email message from Instacart popping up in my inbox canceling the order I had spent over an hour placing…
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5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond
5 months ago

5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond

By  •  Mindset

Secrets are tantalizing. And to think I finally cracked the code on the secret to living happily ever after. Read More

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Out of a Funk After 50
6 months ago

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Out of a Funk After 50

By  •  Mindset

The other day, I innocently asked my grandson what he would like for his upcoming ninth birthday. He thought for a moment, then gazed intently into my eyes and answered explicitly, “No books, Nana. And nothing you knitted…”
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The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Ever Need After 60
9 months ago

The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Ever Need After 60

By  •  Mindset

What’s easy to do? Spend life in rigid countdown mode – ticking off backwards down to zero. Read More

Preventing a Thanksgiving Meltdown May Be Difficult (or Impossible!) But It’s Worth a Try
10 months ago

Preventing a Thanksgiving Meltdown May Be Difficult (or Impossible!) But It’s Worth a Try

By  •  Lifestyle

I don’t excel in the kitchen. No magnificently stuffed, basted and roasted turkey will ever
emerge from my seldom-used oven to my gleaming Lenox serving platter – unless someone else makes it. I must confess, I am more interested in what goes on around the table rather than what dishes get
placed on it…
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Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts
1 year ago

Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts

By  •  Mindset

There is no gentle way to say this: My husband and I lost three special friends within a two-week period. Their ages: 83, 72, and 65. Two had health issues, but their deaths were nevertheless unexpected…
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The Secret Life of Weight Obsessed Women
2 years ago

The Secret Life of Weight Obsessed Women

Most people think it’s just skinny 16-year-olds that develop anorexia nervosa and teenagers of all sizes that develop bulimia. ED (eating disorder) is a restless lover, attracted to potential lovers of all ages. And he’s made great inroads with women in midlife and beyond. Read More

4 Simple (and Unexpected) Actions an Empty-Nest Woman Can Do to Successfully Jumpstart 2019
2 years ago

4 Simple (and Unexpected) Actions an Empty-Nest Woman Can Do to Successfully Jumpstart 2019

By  •  Lifestyle

My brand-new day planner for 2019 arrived from Amazon yesterday, and I eagerly began rifling through it – entering key dates and events. Read More

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep an Aging Marriage Sparkly
2 years ago

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep an Aging Marriage Sparkly

By  •  Family

Preserve the Practice of Ritual

When we were first married, my husband would sit on the edge of our king-size bed every morning and circle my slim waist with his massive hands. Read More

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul
2 years ago

How a “Running Away from Home Soirée” Feeds the Soul

By  •  Family

I’ve been busy since my mother passed away three months ago. I have been re-orienting myself to a new status: A Parentless Adult. Read More