• #ThursdayThoughts,  Adventurer,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts | Dive a Little Deeper for a Different Perspective

    We recently visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium….haven’t been there in decades. Yet it is only an hour away. What a wonderful afternoon. I was mesmerized as I stood before the glass exhibits to see the beauty and structure of what resides in this watery world. Note to self: There are such interesting things so close to home (an hour’s drive). I was NOT curious about the undersea world much before now, and I wonder, how many other things have I missed in life. And, what else am I just skimming the surface of in life. Is it too late for me to become a Marine Biologist?  Probably, but not too…

  • 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 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 year, 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…