This month marks the one year anniversary of my Mother's death. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. When she was ill, days seemed to last forever. Now, if I sit too long or blink, I miss a whole season. How am I doing? Well, most of the time I think I am … Continue reading Why Do Deaths Hurt More As We Age?
Have you been thinking about transitioning to gray hair? I think if women could snap their fingers and be done with the whole process, many more would embrace going grey. Unfortunately, it takes a long time, sometimes up to a year, depending on your hair length, and it is during this time that most women … Continue reading 5 Helpful Tips To Easily Transition To Gray Hair
Hi. My name is Elena and I have an organization problem. There I said it. I know that may come as a shock to some of you and I always find it amusing when another blogger thinks I have my shit together. Trust me. I don't. Or should I say didn't... I have tried a … Continue reading How To Start A Bullet Journal
Guest Post: Kimberly Montgomery, Fifty Jewels Award winning illustrator with over 35 years of design experience in the Paper Products and Gift Industry, Kimberly is now joyfully illustrating and designing about Happiness & Gratitude just for you! How are you coming along on those New Year’s Resolutions you vowed to stick to a mere … Continue reading The Best Planner To Get You Super Organized!
You know that New Year's resolutions never last right? Set yourself up for success and stop making them. I propose instead that you choose a word for the year. A feeling. A Goal. An Aim. A focus. When you look back on 2017 in 2018, how would you like it to be remembered? I started … Continue reading Word For 2017: Simplify. What’s Yours?
I came across this post today in my reader and I just had to share it. It is never easy to end a friendship but only other midlife women know how difficult it is to let go...twice. Going through the different seasons of our lives, midlife women have seen many girlfriends come and go. … Continue reading When Is It Time To End Midlife Friendships
I am already feeling stressed, anxious and fed up with Christmas and it is still 3 weeks away. Did retailers ramp up their Black Friday/Cyber Monday advertising this year or was it just me? I swear I was getting hourly emails about sales.
It has been years, probably since the kids were little, that I truly enjoyed the season. This year will be even more difficult for my family as it will be the first one since my mother passed away. As I become more aware every year at how fast time goes by, it has also become important to me to truly celebrate and cherish the season.
I found this great post to help everyone find their Christmas Spirit and make time stand still for a moment. Please click through and let me know if you will be trying any of these tips or please share if you have some suggestions.
We all go through phases in life, am I right? When I was a kid I LOVED Christmas, what kid doesn’t. I didn’t just love the presents (don’t get me wrong, that was a VERY fun part for me) but I loved making cookies, going caroling, driving around and looking at lights, visiting Santa at the mall, giving presents, having no school and being with my family. But somewhere along the way I lost it. I lost that fire for the holidays. Sure I enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. I even still enjoyed many of the same things I did when I was a child but the magic was gone. I got busier with homework, work, and obligations. Isn’t that always the excuse? “I’m too busy”? I wasn’t planning on the season to be magical so it wasn’t. I just let it happen. So let’s not let life just happen…
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