• The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    Rediscover Nine Energies to Create Your Best Second Half of Life

    Endings……… and New Beginnings Have you experienced a major life change in the past few years? If you’re over forty, like most of us, your life has shifted in some major way. Many overwhelming endings and life changes happen after forty. Marriages end or begin, children leave home, parents age, careers end, we move to a new community, friendships change, etc..… Every ending is different, yet they all have one thing in common. They are all followed by new beginnings. Whether we consciously decide what’s next and look forward, or we resist this ending and look backwards,  it’s our choice. We cannot always control what happens in our lives, but we…

  • Activism,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    Need to Bring Hope Back into Your Life? Do Something Good for Someone

    This morning, I joined dozens of other volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose. Working side by side with 20 people on a conveyor line, we filled boxes of vegetables. In 3 hours, our mighty team collectively packed over 900 boxes of 25 lbs of fresh vegetables to be distributed to people who are food insecure and without enough to eat. There are hundreds of volunteers each day at Second Harvest who help bring food to their clients in need. Their operation is amazing. I am in awe of what they do every day, year after year. The volunteers are all ages, backgrounds, and represent the diverse community in…

  • #microblogMonday,  Motivation,  Self-Care

    #MicroblogMonday #33 Trick or Treat—How to Get the Important Things Done

    “Trick or Treat: How to get the important things done.” (This is a method I’ve used for a while—I adapted it to a fun Halloween tradition.) We all have those large, overwhelming projects we need to get done. Or daily mundane activities we need to do for our own good. Here are my tricks and treats I use to get big things done and build better habits into my life. 3 TRICKS Break significant projects or tasks down into several small, doable steps. Something you can finish in 30 minutes or less. (Tip: Set a timer.) Pair something challenging or boring with something fun. Daily walks or workouts are much…