• #ThursdayThoughts,  Conversations,  Friendship,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts How Far will You Drive for a Good Conversation with a Friend?

    Last Monday I drove 90 minutes each way to meet a friend who’d flown in from Chicago to attend a conference. Her schedule was tight, so it made sense for me to drive to meet her during a couple hour break between afternoon sessions. I hadn’t seen her in person for several years. It’s one of those cherished relationships where you reconnect immediately and the conversations are supportive, fun, honest, and vulnerable. The weather was dicey, lots of rain and wind on the drive down. I arrived first and soon she walked in. After warm, welcoming hugs, we sat down with our warm drinks. It felt timeless. The time flew…

  • #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…

  • #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…