Amazing Women Wednesday: An Evening with Jane Goodall

Small but mighty.When the slight figure of Dr. Jane Goodall appeared on the stage at College Park Center, University of Texas Arlington, she received a standing ovation. It seemed as though the entire audience, which was huge, sprang to their feet simultaneously....more

When This Midlife Woman Felt Invisible

Why do I travel alone? I seek experience and knowledge. And I want to see if I can survive on my own......more
I'm trying to think of a time when I felt "frozen out", as you describe, while on solo travel.  ...more

Amazing Women in the Yucatan!

Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the Mantas were elusive, but the group of women on the expedition made the trip more than worthwhile. (There were absolutely wonderful men on the trip…but Wednesday is for women! Sorry, guys.)...more

Amazing Women: Jane Goodall

It occurs to me that perhaps the millennials and younger generations are unaware of the amazing women who blazed a trail for them.  I've decided to include some historically amazing women in my Amazing Women Wednesday series, and who better to talk about than Jane Goodall?...more

Amazing Women: Dr Andrea Marshall

Dr. Andrea Marshall is one of the leading marine scientists and pioneers of our time.  Growing up in California, she learned to dive at age 12, and like many marine enthusiasts, her first interest was in shark conservation.  On a vacation to Mozambique Andrea discovered a stunning aggregation of manta rays off the eastern African coast....more

Amazing Women: Cathy Chester

You may, or may not, know of Cathy Chester, the esteemed author of the blog, An Empowered Spirit.  Cathy writes about health, midlife, and living a vibrant, enriching life. At the core of the blog, however, is Cathy’s ongoing struggle with MS (multiple sclerosis). Cathy was named one of the “Top 10 Social HealthMakers in Multiple Sclerosis” by Dr....more

The New "Normal"

Normal is a very subjective word. What is normal for one person is certainly not normal for another.  At midlife I am rediscovering some pretty simple truths: normality differs with each stage of life. As an infant, it is normal to be cared for, and normal to reach milestones while gaining physical capabilities and life skills: sitting up, eating, crawling, walking, riding a bike. It also appears to be normal for human beings to want to hurry….when you are a child, you want to be a teenager.  When you are a teenager, you want to be 21....more

Amazing Women: Dr Andrea Marshall, a true Pioneer

Dr. Andrea Marshall is one of the leading marine scientists and pioneers of our time.  Growing up in California, she learned to dive at age 12, and like many marine enthusiasts, her first interest was in shark conservation.  On a vacation to Mozambique Andrea discovered a stunning aggregation of manta rays off the eastern African coast.  There had virtually been no research on these incredibly large and charismatic animals, and Andrea was fascinated by the friendly giants....more

Amazing Women: Shannon O'Donnell, 2013 Nat Geo Traveler of the Year!

Shannon leaps the Great Wall!Shannon O'Donnell, author of the blog A Little Adrift, has been travelin...more

I am participating in Across Women's Lives with SheKnows Media and PRI!

Gloria Steinem, a feminist icon.I am so excited I just have to share this with you!...more
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