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 […]

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 […]

Good Enough? Really?

  I normally post positive, upbeat things.  The world is full of enough negatively for several lifetimes and I try my best to put some good energy out there.  But, today, I’m going to get really honest with you (and myself) and it may not seem uplifting or as positive as usual but it may […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s it all about?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when we ask “What’s it all about?”  “What makes a life fulfilling?” “Why are we here?”  As I creep closer to my 6th decade (sounds better than “60”) this question is begging to be answered for me.  After working since about the age of 12, being married for […]

What We can Lose by being Grateful

We hear so much these days about GRATITUDE and how life is better when we’re grateful for all we have.                   Gratitude journals, memes, workshops and FB posts are everywhere.  It’s true.  Being grateful DOES help us see the glass as half full and gives us a […]