Cancer Isn’t a War

I found a note to myself the other day. I have no idea if I stole these words from someone else or I thought of them. Often while driving I have blog ideas and I have to quickly write a note and stick it to something. I found a note that said “Cancer isn’t a […]

Progress on 2019 Challenge

So, by now you know that each year I give myself a challenge. Sometimes it involves learning something new. Last year, when I had my 60th birthday, it was the Sixty of Six stay active challenge. This year I challenged myself to do 61 things I had never done before. This is proving harder than […]

Trees

I have always loved the outdoors. I grew up with a lot of freedom and by age eight I was allowed to roam our neighborhood, which included a grove of very old, very tall eucalyptus trees. I remember climbing up these trees and taking in the view of the world below. Recently I read the […]

Ethical Company

I just have to share the experience I had the other day that made me aware of the fact that there truly are ethical companies out there! I wanted to order leggings (for dancing, of course) which work the best with my new high tech, robotic leg braces. I searched (and surfed) around for a […]

Eating as a Geography Lesson

My husband and I don’t go out to eat nearly as much as we used to. For one, the choices in our area are not what we view as our “favorite type” of dining out. What we both love is finding a small, family run restaurant owned by people from another country. We eat early […]

FREE Audible Give Away

This year I took my writing a step further and explored the idea of having one of my novels produced as an audio book. I took a webinar, studied articles on line and made the decision to hire a narrator (although one day I hope to narrate other books myself). After the production, the next […]

Forgetting (Again)

So there are times in my blogs I refer to something in a very vague manner…because I can’t remember the details. I know that this is normal aging. In fact, when I was a therapist I took extra continue education in the area of aging, because I interned in convalescent hospitals. So I know in […]

Life Without a Mirror

The other day, one of those when I actually picked a nice shirt out of the closet rather than pull on a t-shirt from the pile of laundry waiting to be folded, a woman smiled at me and told me I was very beautiful. It’s a nice thing to hear. I have taught myself to […]

Sixty of Six: Four years out with Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost four years ago I woke up. Caring for my health in a preventative way shot to the top of the list. I changed my diet and my habits, which included expanding my list of excercises. I did well for two years, then the fear of dying faded […]

Using the Backspace Key

In our world of texts, social medial posts and instant communication I have become an expert at using the backspace button. Deleting words that are best left unsaid. But I have mixed feelings about it. (Yes, I know, my blogs are filled with my mixed feelings! It would be boring if I told you about […]