• 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,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    Microblog Monday #32—Maintaining Balance in Our Life

    ““Came upon these rocks one morning on a hike. Regardless of their shape or size, each rock balanced perfectly on a foundational rock in the flowing creek. What is your foundation rock as life swirls around you?” For many, this is a spiritual practice, beliefs or unconditional faith in the Divine. It can also be a positive belief in onesself that whatever shows up in our life, we will have what we need to handle it. It is often family, or a special person in our life who is consistent, shows up for us, and offers us solid honest, perspective and support. Rituals, morning coffee, journaling, meditation, evening prayers, daily…

  • #microblogMonday,  Adventurer,  Midlife Women

    #Microblog Monday 31 Be a Tourist in Your Life

    “Be a tourist in your own life. Ask questions. Be curious. Wonder more.” For those of us who love to travel, we embrace the new and the different in what we see and do. We ask questions, learn, and seek out new places, different foods and interesting activities. We often travel far away to do so. What if we showed up in our daily life with an adventurer’s perspective–a heightened sense of awareness in the everyday things we do? Bringing in something new or even doing a routine task in a new way challenges our thinking and energizes us. So…what can you do? Go somewhere local you’ve meant to, but…