• 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…

  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts: What is Your Favorite Comfort Food?

    We all have our favorite comfort foods. These foods beckon us on dark, cold winter days. They are the foods that nurture our spirit, just as they nourish our body. My comfort food is soup. I love many soups and have dozens of recipes. One of my favorites is homemade tomato soup with a slice of homemade hearty wheat bread. Other comfort foods I love are chicken pot pie, a hearty beef stew, and pasta with a rich sauce. Salad, although healthy and delicious on a warm, summer evening, for me is not a comfort food. It may nourish, but it doesn’t do much for my spirit. Comfort food differs…

  • Motivation,  Pleasure,  Retirement,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    Morning Musings: A Chocolate Scented Candle and My Aha Moment!

    My typical morning begins early and quietly. A cup of hot, strong coffee, a candle (mine is chocolate scented), my journal and a book. I meditate—10 minutes is my max these days. I write, read, review my day, and finish up with Wordle and Connections games. These are my good habits which move me positively into the day. I have a “not so good habit, however.  This habit makes me tense and erodes my self-confidence. A clue is in the title of the book: Finish, Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff.    I start so many things with enthusiasm, but I am bad at finishing. Really bad! My…