You Must Remember This—Wait, What? Menopause and Brain Fog

Right up there with hot flashes, insomnia, grumpiness and weight gain, forgetting what you were going to say, when only half the words are out of your mouth, can make you feel out of your mind!...more

Paring Down, and the Power of Sentimentality

Even though the first stage in our "big move" is still some months away, I've...more

Forty Years of Yo-Yo Dieting

I've been promising for awhile that I would write about the way I've been eating lately.  I've already shared with you the positive effects on my health and my weight.  I haven't sat down to write before now because it feels important to start at the beginning, and the beginning was a LONG time ago....more

Frequently Abiding In THe Lord leads to the destruction of False Evidence Appearing Real..

Based on my research I believe Zig Ziglar coined the phrase False Evidence Appearing Real & I have heard Joyce Meyer use it as well. It is a great acronym and fits perfectly with this latest entry. When we stop to think about it most of our fears are exactly that false evidence appearing real. However can feel very real because they may be rooted in a little bit of truth or what has ...more

How Roy Orbison Saved Me: 30:30 Somethings

I'm a bit ashamed to admit it, but it took a world-shattering event, football and a lil' rock-n-roll to get me and my father back on track, but I'm thankful we did and got to enjoy each other before we couldn't. http://wp.me/p4cuiX-tm...more

Goodbye to my 30's & Embracing My Inner 9th Grader

There is something about teaching 9th grade English that I find magical and rewarding.  Unlike sophomores who teeter between tinges of optimism, cynicism and weariness, and juniors who wearily and anxiously anticipate, “this will be over soon”, or seniors who know “this will be over soon,” freshmen are an abundance of emotion- enthusiasm, dread, and indifference, or a mixture of each- for the newness and strangeness of high school.  They have left their ordinary worlds of middle school and have embarked on a journey that will most often leave them feeling like they have be...more

GRAVITY! ODE TO AGEING

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF THE BEE GEES' "TRAGEDY"Here's the original, to give you the melody.  ♫♫♫ GRAVITY ♫♫♫ Here I amAt the mirror, slowly looking down...more

Traveling - Holiday or Not - Incontinence need not be a show stopper!

I love holidays where there’s nothing much to do except relax at home.  But every so often, I love leaving home behind, so I can experience wonderful places and my friends and family around the world.  In fact, anyone who knows me thinks that I’m never home, although that’s not exactly true.  What is true, is that I love the entire adventure, including the part most people dread - the actual travel portion. I really enjoy air flight, appreciate all the technology that keeps us in the air (I still think it’s magical) and the beauty of the skies....more