The Elasticity of Love

When I called my mother last week she sounded so relieved. I had interrupted the melancholia that had begun to weigh her down. She spoke about gratitude, how lucky she is, and yet there lurked a lingering despair about growing old. What she can't do anymore, what she sees in the mirror, how she doesn't sleep well....more

The Elasticity of Love

When I called my mother last week she sounded so relieved. I had interrupted the melancholia that had begun to weigh her down. She spoke about gratitude, how lucky she is, and yet there lurked a lingering despair about growing old. What she can't do anymore, what she sees in the mirror, how she doesn't sleep well....more

Listen to Your Gut - A Reinvention Story

My gut is all I have. This doesn’t discount my family, friends or my faith, because my gut instinct is tied inextricably to all of the above. It’s the second voice that whispers a welcome or a warning in the interest of keeping family, friends and faith intact.Teaching my daughter to trust her own gut is critical. I won’t always be here to give her the answers she needs. It’s gut-wrenching because I want to give her the right answers, but I know if I do that, she’ll never learn to trust her gut, or make decisions that grow into convictions....more

A Kinder, More Gentle Way to Say “I’m 42 Years Old”

This year I decided I'm not turning 42 years old. I'm not rewinding or stopping the clock either. I'm simply taking a different approach to this midlife mark....more

Something’s coming…Could it be? Yes it could…….Old Age or just losing my mind?

This is one of those posts that I put together and save to post later when we are away or when I am really busy and really don’t have the time to write (or, when I have been sick most of the week)....more

Selfish at 53? You bet!

Selfish is a word that conjures up so much negativity in today’s world. “You must be selfless in order to be a better person”.  It has taken me over 53 years to realise that it is all utter rubbish! Let me explain…If we accept that everything in life has an opposite for example; good/bad, black/white etc. It would stand to reason that there must be a balance in life between both selfless and selfishness...more

Pick Your Poisen

I had my teeth cleaned yesterday and my dentist offered me Botox.During the 15 minute battle to determine my dental insurance number I pointed to the laminated sign advertising smooth skinning poison and asked the woman behind the desk what she thought of the Botox. “It’s great, people say they have to wait four weeks at their dermatologist, but WE can often get them in the next day. White teeth and smooth skin makes any lady happy!”Convenient....more

Girl Scout badges for boomers

If you were a Girl Scout in the fifties or sixties, remember the badges we earned (or didn’t, depending on our proclivities)? Most of them focused on traditional stuff like homemaking, sewing and cooking.Well, we’ve come a long way, baby. So it occurred to me that we should be awarded an entirely different set of badges based on our achievements in midlife. Here’s a sampling of the badges we could earn and the tasks we must complete to do so:...more

50 Years Old And Loving It!

This is it!  The official 2nd ‘half’ of my life.  I’ve just turned 50 and while I doubt I’ll make to the lovely age of 100, I’m eager to fill my remaining years with action and adventure.  I.Am....more
Thank you!  I look forward to this wild ride together.  Hang on, y'all - we're only getting ...more
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