And when I stopped running, I sat very still and simply opened my arms to welcome a new life of countless blessings and peace.
Looking back at the highlights and blooper reels of my life, I am reminded that ushering in the new year, for me, has been part spectator sport, part Olympic competition, and part Sleeping Beauty minus the dwarfs. I am looking forward to New Year’s Eve. I’m going glitter all the way, pajamas not allowed. 2016’s last meal is… Continue reading What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
November and December – holiday season – “the most wonderful time of the year”, this 2016 season has tested me. My jolly factor is not as high this year in part because two treasured family members, my uncle and my cousin, recently passed away. I am helping a sweet client learn to live without her much-loved pet.… Continue reading Live Laugh Love
Boomers, this post is for you! I’ve spent a lot of time in my car this week. The 70s radio station has been my constant companion. No bad news, no politics, and a guaranteed strategy to keep me in a happy place. Turn up the volume, light up the disco ball, pull on your bell bottoms… Continue reading The 70s on 7
With time comes wisdom. I treasure my pearls of wisdom collection as much as some women cherish their heirloom jewelry. Some pearls have passed from generation to generation, some pearls as imperfectly perfect as self-taught lessons. The collection is as unique and special as the people I carry in my heart. “Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow. Of yesterday’s… Continue reading When you only have 100 years to live
Have you ever blown on a dandelion head and watched the seeds float away – a wish carried away by the wind? 2016 has been the year of dispersing the clutter in our lives. After 15 years in our present home, we found time and energy to sort through clothing, to lighten the load in… Continue reading Holiday wish list
Holiday gatherings hostess gift: reasonably priced at $10-$13 this Italian wine is yummy plus it has a fun factor (glass “cork”) Scaia Bianca Garganega Chardonnay Snacktime: Give me my Yasso bar, a 100 calorie (!) frozen treat that satisfies chocolate cravings and does not tip the scale in the wrong direction. It’s frozen Greek yogurt… Continue reading High five
For all my fifty-something friends and tribe mates, one day you look through an unfiltered lens or in the harsh light of a bathroom mirror and flabby, flappy signs of aging wave back at you. Although there is no Hallmark greeting card for this undesired moment yet, it will serve you well to pay attention to this… Continue reading Five for fighting (aging)
Currently: Listening: Josh Garrel’s 2015 album Home. Play, repeat, play, repeat, play. Eating: locally made pumpkin cheesecake from Whole Foods, stretching my sugar and calories over 2-3 days. Drinking: H2O. Today’s water brought to you by BAI antiwater. Wearing: Stitch Fix’s Margaret M pants and a Stylefinder bell-sleeved top. I ♥ my stylists! Try Stitch Fix and tell them I sent you!… Continue reading Status quo – November
Most of us live in a world that is ruled by clocks and calendars. We live with one foot in the present and the other foot in the future. Rarely do we reflect on the past. Time spent reminiscing is limited to a few holidays, family get-togethers and the occasional flashback triggered by a song… Continue reading No time like the present: one caregiver’s lesson from impatient to I’m patient