• #microblogMonday,  Creativity

    #MicroblogMonday #29 Creativity: Imagination at Play

    “Creativity is about the process, not the end product.  It’s our imagination at play….where joy is in creating, not in what is created.” We’ve all experienced being in the flow of creating. We lose track of time, discover new ideas, try new techniques and learn and practice new skills as our energy and imagination guides us. Creating often feels playful and fun as we allow our imagination to roam free and wild. Whether or not we like our end product, that feeling is usually short-lived and  pales in comparison to the joy of creating. We can all use more playtime and joy, so start creating.

  • #microblogMonday,  Midlife Women,  Women Over 50

    #Microblog Monday #28—Invisibility and Women Over 50

    “Occasionally I hear comments that women over 50 become invisible in our society. Honestly, being invisible to others concerns me less than being invisible to myself.” I choose to embrace who I am today, not the woman I was 30 years ago. I surround myself with people who see me for who I am and love me anyway. I am interested in the world and learning new things, preferably with others who share those interests. I am innately curious about people and enjoy good conversations. I smile and laugh often.  Happiness is infectious.      

  • Life Transitions,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets,  Traditions,  Women Over 50

    An Old Box of Photos Bring Tears, Connections and a Fresh Perspective

    Treasures from Past Generations Lifting the dusty-covered lid of the bulky gray Rubbermaid storage container, the musty smell of old paper caught me by surprise. I recognized the scent of years gone by and lives recorded on the photographs my mother packed away decades ago. My eyes caught sight of the gold-edged brown cardboard frame peeking out from beneath a manila folder bulging with loose black and white snapshots. I pulled it out. My heart raced as I realized what I had uncovered—my mother’s family pictures, five generations of images buried in that box. Reverently, I eased out the manila folder of loose photos out and placed it on the…