When you saw that question, what was the very first thing that came to mind? I don't care what it is: a vacation, a big purchase, a career dream...let's hear about it in the comments! . . .
If I could be any animal, I might want to be an elephant in the bush: placid, calm and too big to be eaten. Not painted up and carrying tourists. Or maybe I'd like to be a beloved, well-cared for, cossetted and lazy house cat. If you could be any animal what would it be? . . .
Well, maybe it's not your favorite age, exactly. Here's today's question: If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be? I am all about anticipation and the unknown. I'm OK with going through the good and the bad. So this question about the one age I'd want to be for the rest . . .
I know. Our image of Native Americans is not what this Navajo blessing depicts, but of bloodthirsty savages. Well, not so fast with those stereotypes. Man has always had its warrior class, usually to defend and protect people or land. Native Americans are no different in that respect. But in other . . .
Strangest food? That definition is cultural. Still and all, I'd love to know this: What's the strangest food you've ever eaten? Where were you and what were the circumstances? . . .
I'm an armchair mountain climber and have read just about every book written on major mountain climbing attempts, such as Everest and K2. I've also seen all the movies. I know. I don't look like someone who would know anything about mountain climbing, which is why I saw surprise on a Yosemite . . .
No one ever told me about perimenopause. I''d never even heard the term -- until I went to my doctor, telling him that "something is wrong." Nothing was wrong. This was just the start of a natural process all women go through. I swore then that I'd do everything I could to help inform younger women . . .
"How much will we have left?" asked Bobby Axelrod's wife on the Showtime series, Billions. "300 mil," he said. She looked aghast. "We can't live on that!" Later in the show a hedge fund manager who has fallen on "hard times" bemoans that he can't afford to live on only $40 million. That's a . . .
Let's take a moment for self-examination. I do this, every so often, myself, and I thought I'd share. How do we affect others? Do they come away with smile? a good feeling? uplifted? Or do we drag them down? Are our interactions with others positive and warm? Or are they negative and dark? When . . .
We're all human. We've all made those horrible faux pas, like dragging toilet tissue across a crowded restaurant with your shoe. Today, I'm wondering what your most embarrassing moment is. And if you don't want to cop to one, tell us an embarrassing thing you've seen. But not political. Because we . . .
Most of us worked at summer jobs when we were teens. I know I did. And I know I had a best summer job. Maybe you did, too. Or maybe you weren't a teen. Maybe your best summer job came later. Whenever it was, I'm dying to know. My best summer job was in a supermarket as a meat wrapper. Yes, . . .
It's that time again--Boomers share useful information, wisdom and just plain interesting thoughts. Here's what's on Boomer minds these days: On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how a review of your medications with your pharmacist can save . . .
Who doesn't love yummy meals? It's that time of year--(that would be every time of year) --when we're all focused on trying to eat healthy. We don't want to spend hours preparing, we want our food to taste great and we want it to be good for us. In short, we want yummy meals that can be prepared . . .
The idea of a "love language" is popular these days. That's recognition of the fact that everyone's different and what's romantic to one person might not feel the same to another. So for today's reader participation post I'm asking: what's the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you? I'm . . .
Doesn't that avocado toast look delicious? It is. It's as yummy as it looks and you can make it really easily. You may recall I posted a sweet potato toast and avocado recipe in February, here. This one uses delicious, tasty bread for the toast. Take a look. One night we wanted a simple, . . .
My wallet opens, too. I'm a sucker for Go Fund Me campaigns or other personal fundraising for those who have fallen on hard times. My gosh, there's SO MUCH NEED out there. So much. And our social networks make that front and center on our social media feeds. No question, I've been lucky and am in a . . .
How do we make decisions? Do we always do the right thing, on matters big and small? For example, did you find a dollar on the floor at the gym? What did you do? How about $5? Did you do anything different? How about a nice watch or ring on the street? Is it ok to laugh at a sexist joke? What . . .
Texting is impersonal. Don't you think? Really, it's best for a quick check in or making arrangements to meet and not for personal messages. It is never a substitute for a personal telephone call if something significant has happened. BIRTHDAY TEXTS are only a half step above Facebook birthday . . .
Children of Neptune by Lisa G. Froman for the children of Parkland The children, see how they are growing, palms in air, atoning. They are arising. Neptune’s offsprings, they water our lawns with tears and carry our conscience in their levis. Not far from the mother’s breast, they dream of . . .
I'm not very disciplined. Well, let me take that back. I'm not very self-disciplined about SOME things. Self-discipline is very inconsistent. I don't always meditate, although I want to establish a regular practice. I don't always eat right, although I want the benefits of a great diet. I've . . .