Relief for aching knees and why surgical intervention should not necessarily be your first choice

My personal account of my own aching knees and what I did for them.

No scalpels involved.   YET!!

I’ve been living with a sore left knee now for about 3 months. I don’t recall an injury.   It popped up quickly and with sharp twingy pain.   It worsens when I sit at the computer for a while and at night when trying to sleep.   I can walk and do my yoga – so go figure??

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When I started my yoga practice a number of years ago, I entered my first class with a sore swollen right knee, which hampered much of my practice.   An expert said to me that it’s a ‘typical midlife condition’ and that yoga would contribute to its healing. And I must say it did.   My pain and swelling went away – TOTALLY.   And it’s not returned.   So I also now know that maybe I was facing an emotional/spiritual change in my life as Louise Hay would say your knee pain is a sign of rigidity, not flexible, not moving forward.   My new yoga and meditation learnings were certainly a move into a new realm and low and behold the knee pain totally disappeared.

Now my left knee is playing up. 

One key habit that undermines our weightloss efforts and how to turn it around.

There’s one habit most midlife women find the hardest to shake to undermine their weightloss efforts.   Make it work for you, rather than against you, and weightloss becomes so much easier.

What is that one habit?

A glass (or three) of alcohol every night.  I can talk about this subject – because it was me a few years ago.


Why at midlife?   In my experience of working mostly with midlife women, many of us have one weakness.   We love a glass of wine (or three) with our evening meal.  I’m not judging whether we should or shouldn’t, I’m simply going to give you the picture.    (Sugar does the same thing, but for now, let’s talk about alcohol).