Break the Curse of your Warped Mirror

This post is filed under: Blog Hop, Self Esteem

I’ll never forget the day I went to the Ohio State Fair and visited the House of Mirrors. “Skinny Minnie” me looked quite fat in some of the mirrors, while ... (read more)

Break the Maniacal Pace with a Radical Sabbatical

This post is filed under: Soul & Spirit

Let’s face it, in the Western World we live at a maniacal pace making it difficult to rest, reflect and rejuvenate.  It takes intentional effort to take a break, slow ... (read more)

The Emergence of a new Season

This post is filed under: Reinvention

As this year’s freezing weather stretched on and on -- and it continues to stretch on in some regions – I often heard people speaking wistfully about places that don’t ... (read more)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This post is filed under: Reinvention

As temperatures plummet and the news is filled with reports of fierce winter storms up north, I find myself humming the old song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  My favorite version ... (read more)

Fight Cold-Weather Blues and Blahs with a Wintervention

This post is filed under: Soul & Spirit

This past week the Blizzard of 2015 reminded me of how much I love winter – at first. Chilly December winds invigorate me as they push me through the tasks of ... (read more)

My Blogaversary & my (BHAG) Big Hairy Audacious Goal

This post is filed under: Blog Hop, Book Review, Fun & Adventure, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Over iT, Passion & Purpose, Reinvention, Relationships

Just two short years ago I began a blog. Technically this is my Blogaversary!  I’ve had so much fun these past few years writing and have enjoyed the encouragement and ... (read more)

The Shape Shifting Midlife Female Body

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Relationships

With the recent shift from Holiday Indulgence to New Year’s Resolutions, with a strong fitness focus as a result of my own personal shape shifting. Shape shifting occurs in mythology, folklore, ... (read more)

The Ultimate Book Lover’s Gift Guide

This post is filed under: Book Review, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT

The Holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means…..It’s  time to start looking for inspiring gift ideas to give to friends and family! Let’s face it: sometimes it’s hard ... (read more)

My own Personal Gratitude Challenge – 30 Days of “Gratitudes.”

This post is filed under: Soul & Spirit

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beatty This year I’ve decided to start a new Thanksgiving tradition. My own personal ... (read more)

Veterans Day & Two Kinds of Heroes

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Holidays, Passion & Purpose, Soul & Spirit

Last year I shared a story about service and giving back that is very close to my heart. This story is about a mother (my cousin Mary) and her son ... (read more)

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