When life was different I wrote this two months ago when life was very different, and even had it scheduled. And then, the proverbial you-know-what hit the fan. So I pulled it, and about half a dozen other posts out of the schedule. They just didn't seem important. But this one? It still applies . . .
The gates to our "normal" lives have been closed a while and will probably remain shut for a while longer. Maybe a longer while than we think. When I look around at our closed up homes, I wonder what we are doing with all that time behind the gates. So many people are reporting their great . . .
Where do we begin? What marks the start of any new adventure? And what do we leave behind us when the future calls? ~Call the Midwife The virus crisis we're going through now isn't the kind of adventure we want to have. We might not have even called it an "adventure" before. But it's certainly . . .
If you're like most of us, you've wondered about your life direction. Especially if you're a younger woman. As opposed to midlife or older. Because by that time, well, we've got a clue. But do we, really? My life took a surprising turn in my 60s and there's a lesson in it for us all, and that is to . . .
There seems to be a lot of "not nice" going around these days, ever since that horrible man took over the Oval. And much of the not nice is politically motivated, even if it's clothed in something else in an attempt to make it sound more reasonable than it is. Or more high falutin'. Sometimes it's . . .
People don't all have to think like I do or believe as I do. If I've learned one thing in life it's that everyone has their own path and their journey is their own. But there's one thing I wish were more prevalent than it is, and that is an open mind--open to possibilities even if they seem . . .
How to enjoy life in 15 easy steps: Ask for what you need. Say now what you still need to say. Be kind to yourself. Tell the people you love that you love them. Clear the air. Be kind to others. Eat dessert. Play with your kids. Pet the dog or cat. Give to a charity that helps, even if it's . . .
Simplify meal planning. If it's okay with your doctor, consider doing a juice fast once a week. Or just eat veggies and/or fruit that require little to no preparation. A boiled artichoke, steamed carrots and broccoli, green beans, a salad, apples, pears--whatever you like. Easy to prepare, easy . . .
The key to contentment is as easy as that. Some of us struggle with it, but it's really not as hard as we make it. It's, well....Simple. It's as simple as setting limits for what you allow in your life. Sharpen your pencil and make list. What's in your life? People, things, stuff, jobs, activities. . . .
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 . . .