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; […]

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 […]

Fitting the Skin You’re In

                  All my life I’ve been a creative type. As a child, I loved to read, draw, put on plays I’d made up and “make things”.  I tended to be quiet and shy. That’s not to say I didn’t like people but I preferred to stay in […]

Why “Going with the flow” Doesn’t Work for Me.

  So here I am on the cusp of retirement and I have to say this is almost as confusing and stressful  as going through adolescence.  I was so looking forward to more leisure time and less structure.  I’ve read those wonderfully compelling blogs and articles about “going with the flow” and “living in the […]