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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
Do You Offer Comfort the Wrong Way? In Grief, Every Word and Deed Counts
3 months 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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5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond
7 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

The Secret Life of Weight Obsessed Women
10 months 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

The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Ever Need After 60
11 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

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

What Losing My Mom Taught Me About Life, Love and Devotion
2 years ago

What Losing My Mom Taught Me About Life, Love and Devotion

By  •  Family

Tuesday, New York City

The call came around noon on Tuesday. It was from my son, who was in Cincinnati for business and had stopped to see his grandmother.

“Mom,” my son beseeched, “you need to get to Ohio as fast as you can. Nana’s not doing well.” Read More

10 Ways to Have a Happy Visit with Out-of-Town Kids and Grandkids
2 years ago

10 Ways to Have a Happy Visit with Out-of-Town Kids and Grandkids

By  •  Family

Ever wondered how to have the most successful visit with your adult children, their spouses and your grandkids? Especially when living a long distance away from them prevents short and frequent visits? Read More

Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect
2 years ago

Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect

By  •  Lifestyle

What’s the first thing you do every morning? I used to stretch, touch my toes and take a few deep breaths. Now I instinctively reach for my iPhone to see what new disaster looms on the horizon. And so the day begins. Read More