Our Memories Through Music

While compiling my list of memories for the memoir I want to write,  I’ve been on a real reminiscing journey lately.  I’m very much enjoying this trip back in time and, maybe it’s because dementia runs in my family (maternal grandpa and my mom) and I’m realizing that it could also be my destiny, but […]

So Many Memories….So Much Life.

I’ve been working on my list of memories as the basis for writing a memoir and, I have to tell you, it’s like standing under a waterfall as the memories rush over me. Once I started jotting things down, the floodgates opened up. I’m up to about 65 memories and have started carrying a small […]

Compassion vs Empathy: My Lesson in Humility

Compassion =  feelings of pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Empathy = the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. I’ve always considered myself a compassionate person.  I feel sorry for those who are going through hard times; who deal with a painful health condition on a daily basis; […]

If you want to get off the merry-go-round, you have to jump

If you want to get off the merry-go-round, you have to jump

Not sure how many of you are old enough to remember the song “Stop the World and Let Me Off” by Waylon Jennings?  Well, I am and, lately, this song has been running through my head. It’s getting a bit annoying, actually. But I got to thinking maybe it’s a sign or something.  I mean, with […]

Comfy Shoes & Good Books

Comfy Shoes & Good Books

I’m not one to waste time mourning what’s gone.  Maybe I’m too much of a realist but I simply don’t see the point of worrying about the past.  My youth, my ideas, and all of the things I’ve done over the years have served me well but they’ve changed, evolved, moved on and I have […]

Purging – It’s Harder for Boomers

Purging – It’s Harder for Boomers

I just finished reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. This book makes sense. It’s easy to follow and the concept is easy to understand. However, it’s not necessarily easy to put into action for someone who was born in the 50’s.  We baby boomers were taught to not waste a THING! […]