Becoming the Best U: Advice on exercise, gifts and self care

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Question: I stopped exercising during Covid, and I want to get back into shape, but don’t know where to begin. Do you have any suggestions? Dana – West Chester Answer: I always tell my clients who are getting back into exercising to turn it into a social experience, so they look forward to it. Depending on your budget, physical limitations, and time allowance,...

Becoming the Best U

Editor’s Note: Nancy Plummer was a columnist for us some years back on personal development, but due to health issues was forced to take a sabbatical. We are delighted to announce her return on a monthly basis with a new format. By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Question:  About a year ago, when I had a routine appointment at my primary doctor’s office, I noticed the staff and doctor...

Some motherly advice for Mother’s Day

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Every once in awhile I like to pose questions on my Facebook page to entice my friends to (essentially) write my article for me. Listen, I’ll cop to it. My brain is old and crowded and sometimes it’s hard to be creative on a weekly basis. Give a girl a break…especially since it’s Mother’s Day. So, I asked “OK gals and guys, what is the best...

A bit of birthday wisdom

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Friday was my birthday. With age comes wisdom, they say. And, considering that I am hardly a spring chicken, I suppose I have learned a few life lessons. Wouldn’t it be nice of me to make an enumerated list for as many years as I have been on this planet? It sure would…but, then I would be outing myself and I prefer an air of mystery. (I will delete...

Some sage advice for the Class of 2014

Learn from my (and my friends’) mistakes in college By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Congratulations Class of 2014!  What a milestone!  Now, on to the next chapter!  You have so much to look forward to! Talk to anyone over the age of thirty and they will undoubtedly tell you that college was the “best time of their life.”  We are all jealous. I am not saying that it isn’t...