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Safe People — and Those Who Aren’t

This post is filed under: Friendship, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Relationships

I’ve been blessed with a few lifelong friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin. They are always ready to help if I have a need, and I ... (read more)

Side Trips and Dead-Ends on the Road to Well-Being

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Family, Healthy mind, Relationships

Each decade of life seems to carry its own epiphany. During that decade between 10 and 20, for example, I discovered that boys really did make a positive contribution to ... (read more)

My Father’s Day Tribute – James Vincent Blubaugh 07-19-1937 to 06-11-2016

This post is filed under: Family, Holidays, Relationships

These past days and months were difficult in many ways for my wonderful dad and all of us who loved him. He was struggling with multiple illnesses, and except for ... (read more)

Discover Your Unique Voice

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Fun & Adventure, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

As a singer and songwriter, I have tried many different styles of music in the quest to find my own “personal sound.” As with most people just starting out in their ... (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)

From Empty Nest to Full House

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

Our youngest is only a year from graduating—between school, work and an active social life, he's seldom home. Since our three older children flew the coop years ago, my husband ... (read more)

One Super Busy Thankful Lady?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Fun & Adventure, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT, Passion & Purpose, Reinvention, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

Today I realized that there are only 7 more weeks left in 2014. Where did time go? It definitely has wings and often moves like a tornado.  The vibrant autumn ... (read more)

Brace for the Final Kiss

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Fun & Adventure, Healthy mind, Midlife, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

My sweet mother passed away on October 18th of three years ago year. I miss her and thank God for her role in my life. Three years ago October 17th, I ... (read more)

Shape-Shifting Halloween & The Female Body

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Exercise, Fun & Adventure, Health & Wellness, Healthy mind, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT, Passion & Purpose, Reinvention, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

As Halloween approaches I’ve decided that I don’t need to run out to the costume store. I already have a new costume.  My body is creating one for me right ... (read more)

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