The Girl on Vacation

It’s funny when you meet someone who is a reflection of yourself at an earlier age- but she was just that for me. She sat down at the table I was sitting at, on the crowded deck of the coffee shop.  She was friendly and asked to share our table. My husband was in line […]

When Survivors Guilt Takes Over

I was married to a psychotic. Yes, I know everyone says that about their ex.  But my ex was actually diagnosed as mentally ill — and wouldn’t (or couldn’t) do what was needed to help his illness. We married young when I didn’t understand it. And, as sympathetic as I was, eventually he was so […]

Kickin’ Ass Over 50: Starting A New Exercise Program

Kickin’ Ass Over 50: Starting A New Exercise Program

I was never one for sports. Even in high school when I should have liked it, I didn’t see the value of exercise. I was one of the girls who was just too cool to do what the gym teacher wanted.   I started running in my 30s to help keep off the weight. But […]

The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour

-or- Why I do, What I do, When I do it First of all, let me say how wonderful it is that I can be part of this wonderful blog tour and with this group of amazing writers. It is a privilege. I am a part-time blogger. I am still working at what I like […]

The Freedom of Rose Colored Glasses

The Freedom of Rose Colored Glasses

For my 50th birthday my husband threw me a party.  He had guests sign a silver frame with all their wonderful messages for me.  Although turning 50 wasn’t that great, those wonderful wishes and thoughts from my friends and family are one of the things I’d carry out from a fire. My daughter wrote “You’re […]

Breaking the hypnotic spell over your Life

In the running world, when you’ve laid off running for a while the first run you make is the “break the spell” run. No matter how long I’ve laid off, during that first run I’m able to shake off the lethargy of not running and get back on the road with just me, my thoughts […]

You Interview For Your Next Job Every Day

I don’t think I’m a job-hopper. I tend to stay at a company unless there is a reason to move. As long as my boss is good and that paycheck shows up each week — I’m content to stay. Still, as contented as I tend to be, I’ve had to make many job moves. Like […]

Share the Riches from Your Abundant Life

Are you breathing a sigh of relief that the holiday gift wrapping is cleared away and the Christmas tree is back in the box? I have to admit, I do. I get overwhelmed with so many presents, special food, and partying as we celebrate the abundance in our lives. But as lucky as we are, […]

Making the Steps Small Enough

Making the Steps Small Enough

The best advice I think I ever received was because of the tiniest person I’ve ever loved. That’s usually when you get the best advice ya’ know; when you’re going through a tough situation.  Maybe it’s because you are willing to open your heart and hear from others. My tough situation was the birth of […]

Six Steps to Being Happier in 2014

I love New Year’s resolutions. I love new goals and New Year’s is the perfect time to set them. However, I realize that time isn’t a limitless commodity. I love goals, but successful people can get trapped by continually moving the goal once they achieve it. I’ve started asking myself if I spend all my […]