• Caregiving,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care

    How Full is your Cup? 4 Self-Care Tips to Nurture Your Spirit

    Beautiful cup, isn’t it? Since it’s empty, it serves no one. That’s how I felt the other day. I was tapped out and exhausted from serving others and not taking care of myself. I know you understand what I mean about self-care. February is the month of love–and it starts with ourselves. If our own cup is empty, we can’t nourish or fully love others. February is a perfect month to set aside a few minutes each day for your own self-care and to fill your own cup. 4 Self-Care Ideas–To nourish your body and your spirit Time alone. Sit quietly.  Morning meditation. Journal writing. Being in nature. Connect with…

  • creativity
    Creativity,  Midlife Women,  Retirement,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    5 Reasons Creativity is Important in Your Life Now

    “But I’m not creative like you!” I lamented to my long-time friend. What are you talking about? You are too!” She then listed the many creative things I’ve done over the years. (That’s one reason why I love my long-time friends. They remember and help us see things about us we may not see in ourselves.) For all those busy years of kids and career, I rarely had the time to do what I considered to be large creative projects. I tried in small ways to “up my game” with occasionally creative table settings, holiday and kid projects, and interesting vacation photos. More like “creative-lite” I thought. I felt like…

  • Midlife Women,  Retirement,  Sage,  Women Over 50,  women super powers

    The Surprising Benefits of Curiosity and How to Enhance It

    Do you ask the next question to follow up and clarify what someone said or learn more? Do you try something new just because…?  These are indicators of a sense of curiosity. If you rarely ask questions or step out of your comfort zone in life, you may lose out on the benefits of curiosity. I have always been curious, sometimes bordering on asking too many questions, my kids would say. Life fascinates me and I love to learn how it works and why people do what they do. I thrive on wonderful conversations where questions move us deeper and broader to a better understanding of the topic and one another.…