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Skin in the Game: When Your Daughter Wants to Become an Egg Donor

our youngest daughter has signed a lease to live off campus next school year. She will be a third year student, a junior, and she will be 21 by the time she starts the school year. She has a job when she is home for the Summer and during school breaks and has more than a little bit of money saved up, but she realizes that she will need to supplement this money in order to not use it all up before the end of the term. So, she has been looking for jobs in her college town. On Craigslist. There are a number of money-making opportunities on Craigslist....more
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It Is Official...We Are Gypsies!

When I was a little girl, I had this book I would read about a little gypsy girl and her red shoes.  Oh, how I loved the thought of how exotic it must be to be a gypsy.  Perhaps that is what started this wanderlust of mine.  Whatever the reason, I have now deemed Robby and me "Gypsies"! ...more

Releasing The Guilt

It's okay to enjoy yourself in life. It is easier to help others than it is to help yourself. You tend to justify why you do the things you do with explanations of why you are being kind to yourself. You are always searching for a good reason why you are taking a moment to care for yourself. Sometimes it's difficult to do things that make you happy because you feel you have to explain what you are doing. There might not even be anyone questioning your actions, but yet you still feel the need to justify yourself. It's a fine thing for you to enjoy the things you love....more

Knowing Where You ShouldBe

Sometimes you know exactly where you should be and are lucky enough to be there. It may be communing with nature or at a place that makes you happy. Since you are unable to be at a place which would be best for you, then make due with where you are at . There is importance in having the ability to sense your comfort zone. It will help you in the future to know where you best do your work. You will find it easier as you grow older to identify a place that brings you peace. This may be a time for you to venture and understand discomfort before you truly know your state of being....more

Every Vacation MUST Include A Little "Adventure"!

Our second day in San Francisco was to be a very long one.  Our friends had never been to Yosemite National Park and since we were so close, they asked if we would mind making the trip.  We told them, "Sure!  Let's do it!"   ...more

California Dreamin'...

OK...So I will have to admit that there are a few advantages to being an "Empty Nester".  One of those advantages is being able to just pick up at any time and hit the road (or skies...) to far away places.  We did just that this week; we are in San Francisco! ...more

Gettin Lost In Your Freedom

It is not in the knowing that you get lost, but in your freedom. The universe allows you to have the freedom to do as you wish within the time that you need, but this allows you time for confusion. In your indecision, you sometimes stop in your tracks because there are too many options for you. The constant barrage of questions seem non-ending. There is little instructions that the universe gives to you and yet you need more. It's not that you are helpless, far from that, it is like that of a child, you need to learn to make decisions wisely....more

Releasing Toxic Thoughts

It is time to release the toxic thoughts that swirl in your mind. It keeps you from moving forward on your path. It is dangerous to hold on to these thoughts like a miser holds on to his valuables. These are not valuable to you. They are not worth anything but continued worries. Although some worries are good for you. Those that help you to plan your future, but the wordless and impractical mind games that you play is destructive. It is time to stop and move forward. You can trick your mind to do anything....more

5 Sure Fire Ways Menopausal Women Can Lose 10 lbs a Month

Did you turn 40+ or 50+ recently and all of sudden your favorite jeans, pants or skirt no longer fit? Did you try to lose weight your ‘standby’ old fashion way – but nothing happened? Did even Atkins fail you? It’s not your fault. Why, because it’s just a slowing of your metabolism due to the hormonal changes our bodies encounters as we age – which by the way aging is a beautiful thing....more