She was raised on a ranch in Alberta and I would have never encountered her in my day to day life. But social media connect us with a broad range of people and that’s how I met Diane Stringam Tolley. I began reading her blog, On The Border, referring to ranching life on the Alberta/Montana . . .
Have you ever wanted to connect with a loved one on the other side without using a medium? Or maybe even talk with the Divine, yourself? I know, it sounds pretty far out, doesn't it? Maybe you can't entertain even the idea of it. I understand that. I'm a pretty big skeptic, myself. Still, many . . .
Feeling can be messy, especially when it concerns the hard parts of life. Like loss. Or illness. Which are similar because illness does involve loss in one way or another. But those feelings? The ones that surround loss and sickness? They can be scary things. So painful. Have you ever been afraid . . .
The Buddhists can be a little grim. I don't subscribe completely to their view of life. But I did see this beautiful quote about grief that anyone who has felt the emotion will appreciate. "If grief is deep and imponderable, it is because love is deep and imponderable, too. The world presents us . . .
I've done some pretty cringe-worthy things in my life. I still do some. I can be short and snappy and not so nice. No, I'm not going to pretend I'm holier-than-thou because I'm not. I can be as petty as anyone else. Sure, I catch myself afterwards and shake my head. "A work in progress," I think to . . .
This can be a very hard lesson, indeed. Because many times we're driven by what people think of us. Even if we're not conscious of it. People see us through their own filters: their likes, dislikes, insecurities, talents--all of it. Some try to manipulate how people see them. Look at some of the . . .
Don't you love being kind to others? Brightening their day, even if it means just a quick call, a thoughtful gesture, a sweet compliment? Opportunities to do something kind and thoughtful are all around us. Some don't take much effort at all, such as a supportive word or two when someone needs it. . . .
There is always a story. No one makes a big life leap without some sort of catalyst. These things aren't casual decisions. A professional woman I met at a networking event sent me an email last month that went something like this: I took a look at your website and while it was full of facts, there . . .
It's a helpless feeling to be far away from someone we love when they suffer a loss. (I know this only too well.) When you can't reach out in person with a hug or some other thoughtful gesture, let us help. A Healing Spirit now offers graceful, supportive condolence gift packages that we can send on . . .
I knew it was a bad time to see the documentary. I knew I'd cry. And yet, I had to watch it. Maybe, like me, you know the broad outlines of the story of Joey and Rory Feek, country music performers who, shortly after they had their beloved daughter, Indiana, discovered Joey had cervical cancer. . . .
Today I'm just going to gift you with a few moments of serenity by sharing a lovely piece of music and photographs of one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Take a break in your busy day to listen and just breathe. Seeking Serenity Nicholas Gunn Journey to Yellowstone. . . .
It’s that time—Boomer bloggers sharing their latest happenings. Happenings. That’s a Boomer word, right? A major benefit of being retired is the time to travel. On the other hand seniors are acutely aware of their finite cash reserves, and therefore are always interested in a bargain. The National . . .
You’re strong. You’re powerful. You’ve Got This. Maybe you’re facing a tough health challenge. Maybe you've lost someone dear. Sometimes, there’s no telling what the fates have in store for us. We can buckle under the burden or we can rise to the challenge. We always have a choice. I want to . . .
This applies to so many things, doesn't it? I don't know about you, but sometimes I focus on what I can't do and allow it to block me from other actions that are entirely possible. If I can't cure my disease, what good does it do to engage the mind/body connection? If it's this painful, . . .
Get well gift packages with free shipping now available at A Healing Spirit Cancer, Crohn's, cardiocascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, M.S., fibroneuralgia and a host of other debilitating diseases seem to be everywhere among my friends and probably among yours, too. And lots of us live far . . .
Lack of confidence is a roadblock for so many people in so many situations: Getting an education, applying for a new job, leaving a bad relationship, going after a good relationship--you name it and you'll find folks who are not moving forward because they lack confidence. Fake it 'til you make it . . .
How is it that two people click as friends when they seem to have little in common? I have no idea. But that's what happened with me and Rena. Somehow, we knew that we could trust one another with stuff we might not trust most people with. So I wasn't surprised when she volunteered for a past life . . .
Grab your popcorn, because I've got some Sunday entertainment for you! So maybe you're hanging around the house, taking it easy, and maybe wondering, "Who in their right mind would start a business in retirement?". i wonder that all the time, too, about myself! This podcast tries to answer that . . .
I met Laura when we worked together in Tampa years ago, so I've known her more than a decade I remember when she and Henry decided to get married and I loved their very fun wedding. Here's a random fact about us: She is such a proficient home cook that I asked her to cook dinner for us after . . .
If you're around my age you remember those "Calgon, take me away!" TV ads. Yes, that is a live link. But how often have I wished something could transport me away from the horrors of the world today? You, too, probably. So here's a beach reading list full of excellent distractions to take you away . . .