We have always heard that competition makes us better in some way because we work harder to be “better” than someone else at something else. It is easy to give in to the thought that we rise because of the thrill of competition – the rush to beat the next person. We compare our performance, our looks, our success, our… Read More
Discovering Me! Discovering You!
In this category, In this section it's not that I think my life’s story has been so different than millions of other women out there but it may be just different enough that someone will read it and find comfort or inspiration in the “sameness” or see it as inspiration to look at your own journey and how you became the wonderful you that you are today.
Each day is a new opportunity to learn something new. It can be a new word, a new recipe, a new language. Every day in every way we are learning. Maybe we are coping with the loss of a job or a loved one, dealing with a serious illness, helping our children or something that impacts the way our lives used to be or learning how to make the most of our lives as they are in our new reality. Whether we have entered a new phase of life like college, getting a new job, retirement, parenthood, returning to school to pursue another degree, taking a dance class or swim lessons, learning to cope with illness or loss - every day in every way we can learn and embrace something new. Together we can keep learning about ourselves and others!
Sometimes the caretaker needs to be cared for. Sometimes the helper needs to be helped. Sometimes the strong need to show weakness. Sometimes the mentor needs to be mentored. Sometimes courage has gone too deep for us to reach it. Sometimes motivation is something that just eludes us. Sometimes the hugger needs a hug. Sometimes the best friend needs a… Read More
“Sometimes the only thing another person needs is for us to believe in them.” Cleo wade, an American artist, poet, activist, and author Sometimes we need to take a moment to realize that in order to be present for someone else you need to truly present in the moment. It is a time when you do not think about yourself… Read More
We all have role models and mentors that we look up to as we continue on our journeys. At some point we all aspire to be “just like Mike” figuratively speaking. We want to be just like those people who influence and guide us along the way. No matter what age we are there are still those people in our… Read More
I am so incredibly blessed and grateful to be celebrating my 70thth birthday. Yes, I said “70th.” Our lives are not measured just in years but by the impact that we have had on other and others have had on us. As I have done in the past, I like to celebrate and give gratitude to those who have been… Read More
One of the great things about living in a state like Florida during a pandemic is that we could still be outdoors. Granted the last year was spent outdoors on my own lanai or in my own community alone or distanced from friends, family and even neighbors. But now many of us are vaccinated and emerging from the pandemic… Read More