Dark days, dark days. It's been a terrible and tragic week and one in which self-care becomes even more important. I know that I can't take much more of this horrific atmosphere in our country. As I write this it's hard to think about anything other than the families of victims of the most recent . . .
Have you ever fantasized about moving to an idyllic country setting? A more relaxed lifestyle? Lots of natural beauty? My friend, Linda Hobden, isn't anything like a country mouse, but she made just such a move when she left the hustle & bustle of London for the English . . .
The de Young Museum in San Francisco's exhibition of Muslim fashion was one of their best, in my opinion. As an American woman, I don't know much about modest fashion or the hijab. But by the time I finished perusing these stunning designs, I grew to appreciate the cultural backdrop and current . . .
Ok, I won't bury the point. I got a new bag. That's it, above. Orla Kiely. But the story's in HOW I got it. On my recent London trip a British blogger friend and I decided to meet up at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The featured exhibit was a designer named Orla Kiely. I'd never heard of . . .
I was thinking the other day about mom advice. That advice mothers give us. Or, as mothers, we give our kids. Solicited or not. My mother didn't exactly give advice, she mostly just flat out told me what I should and shouldn't do. I would call it more a demand or mandate. Which I usually didn't . . .
There are probably many reasons someone wouldn't want to be queen but tiaras have to be a major reason why it's good to be queen. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one of my favorites and I never tire of looking at the fabulous gems on display. Especially the amazing tiaras. Like this . . .
The concept of polyamory as depicted on Showtime is a wonder to behold. What is polyamory? It's being in love or romantically involved with more than one person, with the agreement of all parties. Conceptually, it's about more than sex. It's about love. And Showtime got in on the game with a . . .
Do you feel that tinge of cool in the morning air that signifies the change of season? Autumn is a season like no other, a burst of colorful cool after a hot summer. And then, there are fall scents. Yummy fragrance of apple cider The single scent that screams fall is apple cider. So I've made . . .
...for just about anything. Including bad weather. Which is coming for some of us. Here's something timely: On the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, tells readers September is National Preparedness Month. Among tips for being prepared for severe weather or a . . .
Back in the day, powerful men were all-powerful ...and young, pretty women were super-impressed. Or they were supposed to be. Or--they became unwilling prey. Or they were both super-impressed and willing prey in a tradeoff that some of my fellow feminists want to pretend didn't happen. It is, in . . .
You might not have a cape, but you do have a super-power. Everyone does. It's that one thing that you do better than anything else. The gift you bring to the world, your family---even yourself. Today I want to know what your own super-power is. I have two: Writing and hypnotherapy. I've . . .
That is not my handbag. Well, actually, I call it a purse. Others say pocketbook. But handbag, purse, pocketbook-- no matter what you call it, chances are there's something unusual in it. Today I'm asking "What's the most unusual thing in your handbag?" Inquiring minds want to know! . . .
Some people climb mountains. Others conquer fears. Some battle major health conditions. And still others conquer themselves. In fact, one might argue that conquering any challenge requires us to conquer ourselves. What will you conquer? In the comments, I'd love your thoughts and for you to . . .
NOT A SPONSORED POST! Drugstore bargains get a bad name. I don't see any reason to spend a zillion dollars on branded body or face washes or even sunscreen. So here are several of my favorite drugstore bargains. Oh and one more product I really can't live without that isn't a drugstore item. But . . .
I'm happy to report that in boomer life, the beat goes on. And keeps on going! I've taken a mental trip back to the 1960s when I made candles using wax and crayon color poured in milk cartons. Only now, i'm making more formal candles with embedded crystals and flowers. They're absolutely gorgeous, . . .
My new line of healing candles with hidden (and visible) healing stones and flowers are just gorgeous, as you'll see over at A Healing Spirit. They smell great, too-- they come in a variety of scents (or none at all for those sensitive to fragrance). They make absolutely beautiful gifts for any . . .
Everyone's got a secret. Ok, maybe you don't want to tell a really private secret, but we've all got something most people don't know about us. So today, that's the question. What do most people not know about you? I'll tell mine after a few comments! . . .
If you had to eat one thing -- and one thing only -- the rest of your life, what would it be? The image shows my answer. What's yours? . . .
A portal to another world opens in front of you. You don’t know how long it will stay open or if you’ll be able to get back after you go through. What do you do? Sit with it a minute and then, I'd love to know. . . .
At our house we spend a lot of time shaking our heads at how the truth has become a casualty of U.S. politics. It is hard to believe how so many believe things that have absolutely no basis in fact. And there's nothing we can do about it because they lack the skill of discernment. How do they . . .