UNEXPECTED STORMS – THE STORY OF A HEART ATTACK

“Some storms are not in the forecast“, as Joyce Meyer often says. They may be unexpected storms like the one our family experienced a few weeks ago. This is the story of a heart attack that took a normal day and turned it upside down. How It Began My husband Robby is a very activeContinue reading “UNEXPECTED STORMS – THE STORY OF A HEART ATTACK”

CREEK SIDE SITTING, ARTS FESTIVAL AND MUD ON THE TIRES – A MOUNTAIN REFRESH

What do creek side sitting, arts festival and mud on the tires have in common – a mountain refresh is the answer? Our last trip to our cabin in the woods was full of just the right amount of adventure and relaxation. Creek Side Sitting Robby and I arrived at our cabin on a FridayContinue reading “CREEK SIDE SITTING, ARTS FESTIVAL AND MUD ON THE TIRES – A MOUNTAIN REFRESH”

THE POWER OF REST FOR WOMEN OVER 50

It’s only been recently that I have realized the power of rest for women over 50. Did you know that rest is a key ingredient to success, health and happiness? Well, I want all of these things and am willing to embrace a new rhythm to get there. Let’s Define Rest In the Oxford DictionaryContinue reading “THE POWER OF REST FOR WOMEN OVER 50”

BATTLING THE FLUFF – FACTS ABOUT MENOPAUSE BELLY

Battling the fluff and facts about menopause belly have completely caught me off guard. The “over 50 fluff” has become a real challenge. One that I was not prepared for. While I am a self professed “knowledge junkie”, this menopause topic has eluded my interest, until now. Over the past two years I have slowlyContinue reading “BATTLING THE FLUFF – FACTS ABOUT MENOPAUSE BELLY”

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF BEING A GRANDPARENT

The important role of being a grandparent to two beautiful granddaughters is one of my greatest joys. Just like parenting, the role doesn’t come with instructions. You often find yourself uncertain of the expectations of others and of yourself! Every family has its own rhythm and your role as a grandparent will depend on theContinue reading “THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF BEING A GRANDPARENT”

LIVING WITH PETS – LIFE WITH “SILENT CHARLIE”

Living with pets is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve chosen in my life. Now that my nest is empty, my fur baby gets all of my attention, like it or not! Since August is his birthday month, I thought I would write a post all about “Silent Charlie”. How We Got Charlie OurContinue reading “LIVING WITH PETS – LIFE WITH “SILENT CHARLIE””

HAS EVERYONE LOST THEIR COMMON SENSE?

It seems my new favorite phrase these days is “Has everyone lost their common sense? Certainly not saying that I’m a genius or an expert in anything. However, I’ve noticed a trend in bad behavior just about everywhere. Some might even say “people are just acting like fools.” As we all come out of isolation,Continue reading “HAS EVERYONE LOST THEIR COMMON SENSE?”

LIFE AFTER 50 – HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

Living life after 50 often has a negative undertone. The implication is that living a full life is over beyond 50 and it’s all downhill after that. Science and medicine advancements have increased our life expectancy. Many women are living well beyond 50 into their 80’s and 90’s. The truth is that we all doContinue reading “LIFE AFTER 50 – HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE”

WHY YOU WANT TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS

In this over 50 stage of life, I haven’t given much thought as to why you want to avoid distractions. This weekend gave me an opportunity to do just that. A near run in with a dangerous distraction was the wake up call I needed! How It All Happened My husband (Robby) and I spentContinue reading “WHY YOU WANT TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS”

LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE

I recently found myself considering what living with excellence really means. One definition says that excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good, greatness or the very best. It is a good question to ask oneself if you are being your very best self. Ponderings On my recent vacation to Hilton Head, SC,Continue reading “LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE”