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  • Activism,  Midlife Women,  Pleasure,  Self-Care,  The Nine Facets

    8 Things I Did to Change My Perception of the World

    I have been feeling overwhelmed and powerless the past few months by all the anger, violence, and hatred in the news.  The problems feel so big, well beyond my capacity to do anything meaningful to make a difference. I became irritated, short-termpered and wasn't sleeping well. Rather than focusing on the big events, I decided to shift my focus to living my best simple life every day for the next 30 days. At first, it felt like denial, escaping from the "tragedy of the day", or I was becoming uncaring and out of touch. I made a few conscious consistent changes in my everyday activities to see what happened.

  • Midlife Women,  Pleasure,  Self-Care

    3 Surprising Ways to Add Sensuality in Your Life

    Last year I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing vacation. The kind of vacation I returned from feeling refreshed and relaxed. My body and spirit nourished. A vacation where each day flows one into the other. Simple delicious well prepared meals eaten slowly. We stayed in beautiful peaceful resort in a stunning natural environment. It was a week of dramatic landscapes, vibrant colors, warm clear skies, brilliant sunrises and sunsets, and the fresh unique scent of the high desert. We hiked through red rock formations, native trees and colorful desert flowers. Quiet stillness with faint breezes were interrupted only by occasional cars and people passing by. I enjoyed the refreshing contact of…

  • get your body moving
    Athlete,  Midlife Women,  Motivation,  Self-Care,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    3 Inspiring Reasons to Get Moving Now

    January is the perfect month to get moving, even with cold, rainy (or snowy) weather. Although many of us resolved to get into better shape in 2019, those ideas are fading fast. Here’s a few new reasons to inspire you to jumpstart those good intentions you made on January 1st. At lunch with friends last week, the conversation turned to some of the challenging health issues we and those we love, are facing. We’re at that age. Some are the result of back luck (hit by a bicyclist while out walking), some are bad genes (cancer), but most were directly related to years of a lifestyle not focused enough on…