Each week when I prep my blog, I spend time hunting down images that reflect the topic. However, I dread the times when my blog calls for photos of (gasp) older women.  I can spend hours trawling through photo sites …

The Cult of Youth: Where Have All the Older Women Gone? Read More »

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It was the first time I ever felt small, insignificant. I was sixteen and traveling through Europe with my parents.  We were touring Pompeii, and the guide was showing us a drinking fountain with a granite trough. She made sure …

The Lessons Traveling Teaches Us. Why You Should Travel with Your Children. Read More »

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The stores were beckoning, and they drew me in with their tantalizing array of bright shiny objects.  Giddy with excitement, I spent this past week going back into the shops. Since the end of winter, I have visited a few …

The Beauty of Sawubona and the Power of Acknowledging Others. Read More »

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Do you find it easy to give other people the benefit of the doubt?  What does it even mean to give others the benefit of the doubt? The generally accepted—and rather loose definition—is to believe someone (take them at their …

Give Others the Benefit of the Doubt, It’ll Make You Happier! Read More »

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Last week I heard a quote: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. I wanted to leap up and applaud. Although I had never heard that saying by Dr. W. Dyer, it encapsulates precisely …

Changing Your Viewpoint Can Make You Happier! Read More »

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Yesterday was Earth Day, the 51st celebration of this important event.   And, as in previous years, I wished I could meet with every single major manufacturer and yell: people, work with us, here!! There are so many crucial aspects of environmental protection …

Earth Day Makes We Want to Yell at People! Read More »

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Over the last ten days, I have begun venturing out into the world. In the last year, I only went to two indoor places, my chiropractor and the supermarket. The few other times I ventured out were to outdoor locations. …

This Stuff Is Sloshing Around Everywhere! Read More »

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Over my years as a full-time mom, I spent my fair share of hours in coffee shops. Then, years later, when I started working on my first novel, I spent hours tucked in a corner pounding out words on my …

Drink In the Precious Moments Before It Is Too Late. Read More »

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Here in the US, we are beginning to tip-toe back to a semblance of life as we knew it. You can sense the anticipation and hope. As Spring slowly unfolds her pretty petals, many people are reconnecting with loved ones …

A Lesson in the Art of Living; How We Will All Emerge Stronger. Read More »

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Who else thinks a lot of life’s small irritations could be solved with just a little bit more communication? When I say communication, I do not mean a full-length thesis with accompanying PowerPoint and video presentation. No. It could be …

Communication Is Key! How a Little Communication Goes a Long Way. Read More »

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