Aging Fantastically – The Second Act

M.J. Duffy’s New Book – Coming Soon!

Coming soon!! Watch for Aging Fantastically, The Second Act. This new, exciting book from M.J. Duffy will be available in Paperback and eBook soon.

Are You Managing Your Stress?

Are you Managing Your Stress? A recent study found that women who experience a greater number of stressors (work, family, illness) in mid-life were more likely to develop dementia. Dr. Oz’s shared recently, “chronic stress can trigger inflammatory compounds and damage areas of the brain linked to memory.” By the way, I teach “Brain Fitness”, for LAUSD, which is a course much like aerobic classes for memory.

Happy New Year!

I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

September Healthy Eating

JOIN ME: I am committed to healthy eating. This week I am eating for brain health, with a focus on foods that are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s belong to a group of fats known as polyunsaturated fats, and studies suggest that they can help ward off a range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and depression. Flaxseeds, walnuts, sardines, salmon and tofu are all excellent sources of omega-3s. You’ll find some in the delicious recipes I gathered in AARP, and I’ve included here. Try the recipes. Feedback is welcomed.
1. Flax and Pecan Granola, by Olivia Dupin
This nutrient-packed homemade granola is perfect for serving with Greek yogurt or almond milk and fresh fruit. It’s full of fiber and protein, with nutritional-powerhouse ingredients such as pecans, pumpkin seeds, oats and omega 3-laden flaxseed meal.
Per serving: 297 calories, 3g saturated fat, 30g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 6g fiber, 18mg sodium
2. Hearty Barley […]

Welcome to the Second Act

Recently, I have been asked the how and why of the Zankli novels and brand. I would like to share. It is really not that complicated. Simply put, it is a response to our economic and social climate… and a tactic for survival. After spending more than forty years as a homemaker, community advocate, and adult educator, I authored a series of paranormal romance thrillers. What is unusual about this deed is that I did not begin writing until I was 60. Even more uncommon was that the first book in the series was not published until three years ago, when I was 66.

Second Act will share my “encore experiences”, as well as disclose secrets to success in a downward economy that has relegated many Baby Boomers to secondary citizenship. My endeavors have confronted subtle stereotypical conception of a sixty-something’s worth and value to society. Especially if that […]