• Caregiving,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care

    How Full is your Cup? 4 Self-Care Tips to Nurture Your Spirit

    Beautiful cup, isn’t it? Since it’s empty, it serves no one. That’s how I felt the other day. I was tapped out and exhausted from serving others and not taking care of myself. I know you understand what I mean about self-care. February is the month of love–and it starts with ourselves. If our own cup is empty, we can’t nourish or fully love others. February is a perfect month to set aside a few minutes each day for your own self-care and to fill your own cup. 4 Self-Care Ideas–To nourish your body and your spirit Time alone. Sit quietly.  Morning meditation. Journal writing. Being in nature. Connect with…

  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Conversations,  Friendship,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts How Far will You Drive for a Good Conversation with a Friend?

    Last Monday I drove 90 minutes each way to meet a friend who’d flown in from Chicago to attend a conference. Her schedule was tight, so it made sense for me to drive to meet her during a couple hour break between afternoon sessions. I hadn’t seen her in person for several years. It’s one of those cherished relationships where you reconnect immediately and the conversations are supportive, fun, honest, and vulnerable. The weather was dicey, lots of rain and wind on the drive down. I arrived first and soon she walked in. After warm, welcoming hugs, we sat down with our warm drinks. It felt timeless. The time flew…

  • Conversations,  Relationships,  Women Over 50

    What’s One Thing the World Desperately Needs Now?

    A long ago friend calls  to reconnect, a friend unexpectedly drops off a bag of fresh vegetables from her garden, or a young man at the grocery store offers a mom with a tired toddler to go ahead of him in the grocery line—simple, unexpected kind actions that connect one person to another. These quiet acts of kindness (#quietactsofkindness) are the vibrant sparks of humanity in continual newfeed filled with despair, violence, political dissention and unrest. These big world events disconnected, sad, and powerless. Are you feeling this way too? I sure am. After yet another round of news blast of crazy and angry headlines, I sat for my morning…