Who is a midlife woman?

Who Is a Midlife Woman?


I used to think a midlife woman was a sad and lonely empty nester whose husband bought a sports car and tried to recapture the glory of his youth while she sat home, watching soap operas until the kids and grandkids came to visit. Now “I are one,” and the reality couldn’t be further from that old belief. So if…

The winds of change are always blowing...

Learning to Adjust to The Winds of Change


  I have a confession to make: I’m the definition of “a creature of habit.” I’m happiest living my life in “outline form.” That is, I like the order of plans and lists. This week’s inspiration is for me more than anyone because  I have a hard time adjusting my sails to the winds of change. Unfortunately, the nature of…

starting a yoga practice with a middle-aged body

Yoga Practice With a Middle-Aged Body


I first tried Yoga in my late 40’s, and I did so grudgingly. My husband had discovered Yoga at our fitness club and had been nagging me for weeks to go to a class with him. I envisioned contortionist-like movement coupled with 60’s-style meditation, so I was sure I wouldn’t like it. I only agreed to go to a class…

Wisdom is acting with compassion and compassion changes everything.

Compassion Changes Everything


  “Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.” ~ Ethan Walker III A few years ago I had a student who constantly disrupted class and seldom did his work. I felt anger and frustration towards him as a result – until I read something he wrote in…

Go for walks in the sunset because he needs romance, too.

Remember, He Needs Romance, Too!


Women instinctively know there is so much more to romance than roses, chocolate, and lingerie. We think holding hands across the console in the car is romantic. We thrill at a kiss on the cheek while doing dishes. We dream of moments alone, just the two of us when he hangs on our every word. I used to think all…

Convince yourself you have no limits

Convince Yourself You Have No Limits


“Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.” ~ Brian Tracy When I was younger, I was convinced there were no limits to what I could do – including jumping from a haystack with an umbrella as my parachute. Although an “epic fail,” it didn’t stop me from trying similar stunts: jumping over a broken…

Summer romance is a kiss at sunset.

3 Reasons I Love Summer Romance


Forget Valentine’s Day – I’ve always believed summer is the most romantic time of the year. Maybe it’s because of the summer crushes I had as a teenager; maybe it’s because of the movie, Grease, or maybe it’s because the summer after high school graduation I fell in love with my forever sweetheart. Whatever the reason, now that we have more…

Be happy in the moment.

Be Happy in the Moment


“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more,” ~Mother Teresa I’ve been hoping for a little break from the heat we’ve been having the last two weeks, so when my weather app said, “rain continuing for 45 minutes,” I went outside to enjoy it. One big problem: it wasn’t raining. I stood on…

Getting back to healthy habits seems hard.

Getting Back to Healthy Habits (or Post-Vacation Repentance)


I love holidays, and the 4th of July is a favorite. Warm weather combines with family activities to create the perfect summer-vacation atmosphere. This year our celebration lasted for 6 days, and we’ve had family visiting since then, so although the “vacation’s” activities provided plenty of healthy exercise, my eating and sleeping habits went off the rails. I’m tired and…

A good laugh brings joy to whoever hears it

A Good Laugh Brings Joy to Anyone Who Hears It


“Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing.” ~Jarod Kintz Our grandkids are a constant joy. Don’t worry, this isn’t a grandma-brag-and bore-you-with-stories-of-the-grandkids moment. Well, maybe just one – I promise it has a real purpose… Our 2 ½-year-old granddaughter loves a good laugh. When she’s feeling happy, everything and anything becomes a source of joy. Her laughter seems to…