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    #Microblog Monday #28—Invisibility and Women Over 50

    “Occasionally I hear comments that women over 50 become invisible in our society. Honestly, being invisible to others concerns me less than being invisible to myself.” I choose to embrace who I am today, not the woman I was 30 years ago. I surround myself with people who see me for who I am and love me anyway. I am interested in the world and learning new things, preferably with others who share those interests. I am innately curious about people and enjoy good conversations. I smile and laugh often.  Happiness is infectious.      

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    #MicroblogMonday–25: Three Powerful Ways to Move Through Overwhelm

    Overwhelmed? I have three powerful tools I use to get through it. 1.  Focus on my breath. 2. Make a list. 3. Schedule it on my calendar. The first thing I do is slow down my breathing. When we are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, our natural response is rapid, shallow breathing. By consciously focusing on the breath flowing in and out, we naturally lengthen and deepen each breath, bringing more oxygen into the lungs and slowing the heart rate. Second, I write out everything that’s rattling around in my mind onto a blank sheet of paper. I put down everything that feels overwhelming, big or small. The act of getting…

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    #MicroblogMonday 24–Put Yourself on Your To-Do List

    “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own “to-do” list.” –Michelle Obama. After I read this, I looked at my to-do list. I was nowhere on the list. Projects, activities, and the needs of others were nicely written and numbered. I use my lists to prioritize my life, so what does that say about where I am as a priority? Hmm…. So I made a few changes. Enjoy a cup of afternoon tea. Call a friend. Read for pleasure for one hour. Take a walk. That’s much better!