Midlife Cabernet: Go Hang a Banana

The world is smoldering toward catastrophic self-destruction, so it’s only sensible that I take a brief moment of clarity to offer this lovely tidbit of advice before the final tragic calamity ignites the end of civilization. If you want to appreciate form and function, escape chaos and crisis, and experience inner peace, you should hang a banana....more

BALANCING IT OUT......INTEGRITY....3RD RATE ROMANCE......DATING....THE LAST KISS.....WISDOM......FRUGAL....

BALANCING IT ALL OUT….I got to thinking about how important it is to balance the negative with the positive…..When we get around people who have significant problems and feel the need to listen or to help them….It then becomes important to balance that out with people who are doing well and achieving their dreams……No matter how good our intentions are or how much someone needs us when we get involved in their “energy” and listening to what is going on in their lives it reshifts who we are and what is going on in our lives….Their energy can quickly become our energy…....more

Dreams Do Come True

The sun is shining just so, there’s a tropical breeze making the heat perfect beyond belief. I sit under the palapa enjoying, relaxing, sipping on my strawberry daquiri and reflecting on where I went right? I’m living a life that many would love. A dream life (that doesn’t mean its perfect) that includes my many loves:  my husband, my cat, and as much travel that I can fit into my schedule....more

SHAKE IT UP.....MIX IT UP.....FRESHEN IT UP.....

SHAKE IT UP…..MIX IT UP…..FRESHEN IT UP…. Sometimes in life we simply need to Shake up our lives in a good way……Mix things up a little…..Streamline things a little…..Change things around a bit…….Not just because life can get boring…..If we are doing things right rarely should life get boring if at all. I always say “out of boredom comes creativity….” Sometimes in life we simply need to refine what we are doing to take us to that next level in life....more

STOP.....LOOK and LISTEN.......WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

 STOP……..Where are you Going?STOP……Sometimes we simply have to STOP……Take time out….Rest…Relax…..and look at what direction we are headed in in life…….So many people are going so fast in life that they don’t even have any clue where they are going…….Many people stay busy in order to avoid dealing with not knowing what they are doing….Staying overly busy is a way to avoid looking at things we should be looking at….....more

undaunted

i awoke to thunder so rumbling, it rattled the glass of my bedroom window panes. the weather matches my mood; on the inside, a storm rolls along, a battle of sorts between what i feel and what i know to be true.  on the outside and to the world, all seems well.  children accomplished, husband faithful, my smiles come readily. inside, though, my little heart flutters and frets, and fear rules my day. ...more

How Losing My Job Was the Best Thing That Could Have Happened

I'd be lying if I said I was thrilled about driving the 40-mile commute to work at 4:30 in the morning for a mandatory store meeting.  Still, it was my job, one that had been good to me; where my manager was always considerate of my family needs, and worked my schedule around my girls', so I really didn't have so much to complain about.As we all stood around sleepy-eyed, clutching our coffee cups for dear life, the announcement was made reluctantly that our store was being shut down....more

Tell Me What You Truly Want

It's surprising when asked what you want, you may not know the answer. It seems like such an easy question. Something that you may have thought about every once and awhile. But there seems to be a difference between thinking about it and someone asking you what it is that you want. All of a sudden there seems to be an awkward pause. What is it that you truly want? The answer that was on the tip of your tongue a few moments ago, now seems stuck somewhere between your mind and your voice. It seems as if you need more time to think about it....more

A Gathering of Like Minds

There are times when you wonder if you are the only one who thinks the way you do. It's not that you are so different from everyone, but it's feeling as if your spirit is incomplete. Wanting to talk to someone who not only listens to what you're saying, but understands what you mean without an explanation. Every once and awhile you're lucky enough to meet someone who you connect with on a deeper level. Whether you've known each other many lifetimes ago or just met today, it's acknowledging how fortunate you are at this moment....more

Hello World

It's time to open up your heart and let all of the world's possibilities into your life. Take a step beyond your backdoor and experience whatever comes. It has stopped raining, so put aside your raincoat and umbrella. It's time to play. The sun is shining upon you and you can attain whatever you put your mind to. Being optimistic is an easy thing to do when everything is going your way. There is nothing you can't do when you believe that the universe has got your back. Go out and be the person you were meant to be. There are so many people that are waiting to meet you....more