• Adventurer,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets

    Three Unexpected Life Lessons I Learned Traveling

    “Travel is rich with learning opportunities and the ultimate souvenir is a broader perspective.” —Rick Steves I rolled my red carry-on up the steps into the house after our two-week vacation in Portugal and Barcelona. I walked through the house, opened up doors and windows to clear out the stale air, plopped the suitcase on the bed, and promptly unpacked. Dirty clothes in the hamper, shoes in the closet, toiletries in the bathroom, and the suitcase put away ready for the next trip. Years of travel and my return ritual is much the same. Tired but hyped up from the long flight, I always believe using energy when it shows…

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

    Say YES! Add Adventure to to Jump Start Your Life

    “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Last month, a close friend said YES to a life adventure after two emotionally tough years. The grief from the loss of her longtime partner, combined with the collective world pandemic, had left her emotionally exhausted. She traveled to the East Coast to visit friends, and while there, one of her friends had just taken an assignment in LA. Right then, she offered to sublet her NYC apartment for a year. When my friend called me to discuss this…

  • #microblogMonday,  Self-Care,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    Microblog Monday #34—Are you Aware of the Quiet Beauty of the Season?

    “Pay attention to the quiet beauty of the season. Notice the quiet glow of a candle. Savor the richness of colors around you. Feel the variety of nature’s textures. These are winter’s gifts to each of us.” -Cherryll Sevy We often forget in the holiday crush of activities  to acknowledge the subtle quiet gifts of the season. Observe the small, quiet and simple moments and the natural beauty which is all around us. A bird sitting alone on a bare brown branch on a nearby tree. Red holly berries bright against dark green leaves. Candles glowing silently, creating warm, soothing light. The light of the setting sun against an afternoon…