You’ve been thinking about making a change. So much so that the change itself has become noisy chatter in your mind. It comes and goes, but it’s there. You hear it even though you’re hiding. It’s not constant, but you hear it. You try to ignore it when you notice it. Sometimes you can....Continue reading
Top 4 ways retired friends can be good for your health
I’m only 53 and am surrounded by retired friends. I love having friends of all ages. Lately, I find myself going to retirement parties just as frequently as 50th birthday parties and baby showers! It’s a phase of life that I know less about and I’m fascinated to learn more. Just fascinated. Not because...Continue reading
How to leave food on your plate
People who know me well are quite aware of my love of seafood. I really love eating at seafood restaurants. I guess the bottom line is that I love when someone else makes food for me. Don’t we all? My aunt and uncle from Palm Springs share this love and took me to a...Continue reading
What are you too old to do?
What do you think you shouldn’t do, wear or be now that you’re older? I bet you want to think that you’re never too old to do whatever you want, no matter your age. But I’m curious if that’s really honest. There’s a lot of talk in the news right now about an outfit...Continue reading
Big dogs and little owners: How I avoided a midlife crisis
Dogs were always part of my life. Big dogs, little dogs, slobbery dogs, messy dogs. The works. My family bred St. Bernards when I was a young child. We did the dog show thing too and I showed in the puppy class. My dad even became a dog show judge. Having five St. Bernards...Continue reading
When being green with envy is a good thing
Have you ever had that not-so-wonderful shade of “green envy” wash over your body? You know what I mean. It was a time that you noticed you actually felt green with envy, or inadequate or envious because you wanted what someone else had. Now that you’re older, you may have even thought that...Continue reading
Will you choose not to have regrets?
Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this, I did it my way You recognize the lyrics, right? Frank Sinatra...Continue reading
Am I having a midlife crisis?
Is midlife transition a midlife crisis? I seemed to manage my 40th birthday with flying colors. I decided I would have a birthday party at a nice, smoke free pool hall. We celebrated with speeches, funny songs and a beautiful, custom cake. Lots of fun. I felt great. I remember doing some thought work...Continue reading
Exclusive midlife insider secret—menopause can be joyful!
Menopause and joy aren’t two words that can commonly be found together in a happy little headline. I’m here to suggest that sometimes they just might go together just fine. Maybe not as nicely as peanut butter and jelly. Perhaps not as great as apple pie and vanilla ice cream. And maybe not right...Continue reading
How to Survive a Midlife Crisis | Grand Canyon Adventure
Today’s blog I’m going to outline how to survive a midlife crisis – well, how I do it…… Adventurously! It’s so interesting to talk to people about midlife. Before you know it, you hear things about reading glasses, colonoscopies, weight gain, boredom at work and empty nest syndrome. Most aren’t comfortable admitting to something...Continue reading