Are you concerned about what will happen when your elderly parents can no longer care for themselves? No one gives us caregiving advice when we're younger. As we get older, so do they, and often, it falls to us to figure out what to do, how to handle it. No one has prepared us. Until now. 9 . . .
Fall colors have set the world ablaze in many areas, but the dark days of winter are just around the corner. It's a season for kindness, I've always thought. And especially now, with so much ugliness in the world around us. I don't know about you, but I"m always looking for a way to brighten the . . .
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. Have you ever felt misunderstood? Have you ever felt "how could someone I have known so well and so long NOT know my heart? How could they get it so wrong?" We've all been there and I'm no different. Most of us have been hurt by people dear to us who . . .
Sometimes it seems like younger generations are looking for a shortcut, a way to the magic without putting in the effort and especially not the time. And even better if someone else does it for them. Daddy, maybe. Or anyone else. Self-reliance is not as popular as it once was. Sadly. I know . . .
Get out there and do this! Do that! Reinvent yourself! Make your dream come true! Contribute to the world! There are a lot of voices out there exhorting women to use their midlife and after time to DO SOMETHING! Telling them they are OBLIGATED to do it. That they're not enough without . . .
Have you ever heard one of those apologies that are really not an apology at all? Like this one: I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm all for sincere apologies. But when I hear that one? Well, it's not a true apology. What it's really saying is that what I said or did is ok, but your reaction is the . . .
"I no longer pay attention to news about the presidential election," my husband said the other day, "because there's not a single thing that's going to make me vote for Trump. Nothing." I can't disagree. My mind is made up, as well and I'm weary of the headlines, the conspiracy theories, the . . .
If you're looking for a special gift for a BFF, mother, sister --for whatever occasion, birthday, holiday, look no further. I have the best gift idea for you. Simply Happy's subtitle is "A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom." It's by Chicken Soup publisher and . . .
This is a question about gender roles and expectations in relationships. It came about after a conversation with friends in which I wondered what, if anything had changed in our expectations of genders in relationships: what we find acceptable and what we think isn't so cool. I'm going to lay out a . . .
It's not down on any map. True places never are. -Herman Melville Here's the thing about off-trail. It can be scary. It can be risky. But boy, oh boy, can it be exhilarating! Traveling life without a map sounds like a crazy idea, right? Well, not so fast! Some of the most beautiful . . .