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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

Spreading JOY – One Rock at a Time

  Sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest impact on someone’s day (or life).  And sometimes, we overlook those simple things because we’re too busy rushing around, being stressed, overworked or, maybe, we’re so intent on scrolling through our FB feed that we don’t look up often enough to see what’s going on around […]

It’s All Downhill from Here

    “I’ll soon be 57 years old.”   While that number doesn’t necessarily bother me what does astound me is that I now pee my pants a bit when I run, cough, laugh too hard or jump on a trampoline.  I see more and more silver strands in my once-brown hair and notice crepe-like […]