• #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…

  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Athlete,  Motivation,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts | It’s Not About the Shoes

    At 68, I ran my first (and probably my last) marathon. I wore these shoes to train in and on race day. I bought the little Christmas tree ornament to represent my efforts to achieve that goal. How did I do it? One step at a time…6 months of training and more than 500 miles. Sound daunting?  I broke it down to the simple and doable—taking small steps over and over, so it didn’t feel overwhelming. I focused on the steps in front of me and not on the long journey ahead. So, if you have a goal, resolution, or project you want to achieve, big or small, focus on…