Downsizing has been on my mind a lot lately and that's probably because I'm past midlife and have accumulated way too much stuff. Wayyy too much stuff. So when Pivotal Home Solutions sent me this infograpic on how best to downsize, it resonated. Having watched friends do this, it's clear there is . . .
Gathered together we find our light and each spark shifts and multiplies, scattering its radiance on our ordinary lives, like everything precious, more valuable when shared. Like every common miracle, made of the stuff of stars. Let the light shine--watch for it falling one other’s faces. Count the . . .
This was my Instagram post on June 1. Do we always remember to let our strength shine? Or that we even have it? And probably more than one. A good reminder. To follow me on instagram click: https://www.instagram.com/cacassara/ . . .
Welcome to Crazytown, USA. We live in interesting times, as the Chinese proverb says. Maybe too interesting, if you ask me. Some strange, strange stuff going on. I blame Facebook. Why not? They're a perfect target. Anyone with an account can vomit up their thoughts and like upchuck, it ain't . . .
So. I don't have kids. That gives me a view that parents simply do not have. I know, you'll probably say it's an unrealistic view and I get it. I do. Even though I don't have kids, I see how some might think my thoughts are unrealistic. But I don't believe they are. M and I were talking the other . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOqoyov2fmg&t=44s It's common wisdom that stuffing our feelings about anything--including being sick-- is counter-productive. It's better to have a safe place to let those feelings out. Having gone through my own health scare this past spring, I know this all too . . .
History has the ability .... ...to transport us to another time and place--including our own past. The recent docu-series on serial killer Ted Bundy transported me instantly back to my days at Florida State University and his reign of terror in Tallahassee. Michael and I were in our first . . .
People in my close circle have diabetes. Even though they have been treated, some already have neuropathy, numb fingertips and toes, blood sugar that can fluctuate without warning--and more. So it's something you really don't want to NOT handle. And today, it's easier than ever to manage diabetes, . . .
Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com was suffering from neck and shoulder tension from sitting at her computer and it was driving her nuts. She found some solutions to feel better she wanted to share in case you have a pain in the neck too. It can really be debilitating. The political scene has . . .
Sky diving. Under no circumstances will I EVER willingly jump out of an airplane wearing a parachute. Except under extreme emergency circumstances. My husband did it when he was in college, drunk and under peer pressure, but i'm here to tell you there is not enough drink in the world --or peer . . .
Our trip to Egypt might have been the very best trip I've ever taken. We went with Lindblad/National Geographic, and the trip was led by two Egyptologists who gave us history and context for what we saw. This was so helpful! In addition, our practical needs were handled. If you haven't traveled in . . .
Before dawn I tossed and turned, my mind unable to let go of thoughts about the people we admire and maybe even worship. The people who let us down. Because our idols just about always have feet of clay. The reference is Biblical and complicated, but basically refers to a statue's feet made of both . . .
I've seen scores of workshops run by consultants who want to tell other consultants the best path to success. And it's all the same message: "You need to double or even TRIPLE your rate to clients!" they all exhort. Before they even KNOW the rate being charged. Seriously? It hasn't escaped my . . .
Tom, the blogmaster of Sightings Over Sixty, decided to get self-reflective this week. He wonders: are baby boomers leaving the world a better place than we found it, with better technology, a solid economy, and more peace, tolerance and love? Or are we shortchanging our children and grandchildren . . .
People say Hollywood is the city of dreams, but nothing could be further from the truth. Old Hollywood or new, Hollywood is a dark place, more a city of dashed dreams than anything else. The truth about Hollywood dreams is hiding behind the Hollywood sign. It's out there, just not talked about . . .
Fat has always been a significant topic in my family of origin. Even when fat wasn't, well, "fat" I was probably 13 or 14 when a cousin on my father's side asked me to be a junior bridesmaid in her wedding. It was an exciting prospect. After "the ask," the mother of the bride (my father's older . . .
Far Northern California is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Mountains, trees, rivers, ocean, fog--it's all there. And far enough from urban areas to allow people to live off the grid if they want. And they want. I've lived in northern California a long time but have only visited . . .
Some crazy weather this past week, no? I hope everyone is safe and warm. It's the Best of Baby Boomer Blogs today, and I'm lucky enough to have a broad range of topics to offer in this week's selection of winter reading. So enjoy! The Boomer Time Machine Here's one you'll like: What brands do you . . .
I'm thrilled to introduce you to my friend, Betty Kaufman, who turned her love of wine into a fun social activity and a money-making side gig. If you've dreamed of doing something like this, you might be inspired by her story. And get a few wine tips along the way. How did you first get into wine . . .
It turns out I'm more naive than I thought. I blame it on being white. See, I thought we'd pretty much handled the worst of racism. When Lyndon Johnson got civil rights laws passed, when affirmative action came in and as a liberal Baby Boomer, by the new MilleniumI thought we were in fairly good . . .