• Midlife Women,  Pleasure,  Retirement,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    Traveling Solo: The Myths and The Magic

    Not long ago, a  good friend shared with me her horror story of the travel companion from Hell! She had asked someone she knew casually in her hiking group to join her on a week-long Road Scholar Grand Canyon hiking trip. This travel companion made the trip miserable for my friend–very demanding, moody, rude, and inflexible with just about everything. After that trip, my friend said, “No more , never again will I invite someone I don’t know really well to travel with.” Fortunately, she has continued to travel solo and had some wonderful experiences. When we were younger, leisure travel was most often with a spouse/partner, children, or girl…

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    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…

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

    My Word for 2019: SAVOR

    Happy New Year! How do you approach the new year? I’m one of those people who reflects on the year that just ended. How did I do? What went well? What didn’t? And especially, how did I feel overall about the year I just lived? Then I look ahead to what I want the next year. This year, I also chose a word I want to influence me in 2019. Last year my word was kindness. I felt I wanted to be kinder, both to myself and in the world. Looking back, I know just having “kindness” in the background of my mind, it  influenced my behavior and helped me…