Standing in front of a full length mirror has become a daily ritual for me. It's funny because before I started on my fitness journey, I never did. I guess I knew what I would see. And if I didn't face myself, I didn't have to blame myself or do anything to change that reflection. … Continue reading Body Image:What Do You See In The Mirror?
I have no regrets from my first marriage. It lasted 16 years and bore me 2 great kids. It wasn't a bad break-up, we were young and drifted apart. I have a lot of great memories. When it ended, I swore I would never do it again. I liked my freedom and discovering myself. It … Continue reading Living The Single Life:Is Being Alone Really That Bad?
I take care of all the finances for my household. For the most part, that means allocating or deciding, what to spend our disposable income on. Who doesn't like to spend money or at least window shop for new things? It's fun. It's exciting. It can also be time-consuming if you are like me and … Continue reading Downsize Your House But Not Your Memories
I like to arrive late. Especially to my husband's work parties. Everyone is already there, the lights are dimmed, the music is playing. People are gathered in small groups, chatting, laughing, well on their way to having a good buzz. As usual my husband gets pulled into one of the cliques and they're talking shop. … Continue reading Re-Defining Your Life After 50
I'm see an alarming trend amongst some of my friends lately. They are up sizing. And I don't mean at the drive-thru window. They are buying bigger houses. I get that they are probably at their highest earning level of their working careers. I get that their children have left home and they now have … Continue reading Bigger Is Not Better
No, seriously! Where is it? I used to laugh at my mom for this. And now here I am, standing at the edge of the parking lot, with not a clue which direction to go. I know what it is. If I'm pre-occupied and on a mission, I'm so hyper focussed that I don't pay … Continue reading Memory Loss and Aging:Dude! Where’d I Park The Car?
I don't know how my mother did it. In fact, I don't know how she still does it at 85. She insists that she host every holiday family feast. It might be because she knows none of her children would do it. Whenever the change of venue comes up, our solution is a restaurant. Sound … Continue reading Does Thanksgiving Make You Feel Inadequate?