I love being a woman!

I believe in womanhood, womanly arts, childbirth, and sexual activity between opposite sexes. This is my own belief, not to be made public, universally or used to defame any group. It is not anti- gay. It is not anti- men. And it is certainly not meant to upset any...

My Room is a Mess!

Today I looked at my room and it is a mess. I really looked at it, for the first time in months. There is a paper sack sitting by a nightstand in which there are files that I brought up from Charlottesville. There is no telling what is in that sack. Unexamined by me...

Dinner at DeCarlos

A very experienced writer friend told me to set deadlines. And that is something I often leave out when I am writing. I do the work, but let it sit, sometimes for weeks, or worse. I think I could come back to it later and make it better. It could always be better. Who...

The coolest me I can be.

In my youth I NEVER worried about who I might be or what I planned to do with my life. The answer shown like a beacon. Grow up. Leave my father’s house. Become a bride. Move into someone else’s house. Have children. Make sure they were happy and not...

Moving is Momentous!

I began to move a couple of weeks ago, but this is an unusual type of move and so it is taking a lot longer than normal. Perhaps I should mention that I have lived in this house for 9 years and I love it here. I love the area, I love the house, and I wish I could...

Fall 2017 A Time of Change

Sometimes we suddenly know what to do next. Solutions just come down to us as a message from outside ourselves. Some might say it is divine, others simply point to inspiration from our own inner selves. It really does not matter. The point is to follow when the...

My first post in a full year!

I am terrified to write this blog post. Why? I write every single day in a journal that I have been keeping since August 2015.? Writing does not scare me and I have a lot to say. Procrastination is probably the reason behind the fear or maybe it is the other way...

It’s Hot! It’s Summer! It’s Politics!

The heavy, warm air sits on my body like a heavy blanket. A fog of heat surrounds us no matter what we are doing. Even in the shade the suffocating temperatures feel as if someone just opened a hot oven in our faces. The trees seem to sag, their heavy leaves still in...

The Oak Tree

All of it?s branches reach out.? Stretching skyward, slender or stout, shortened, truncated by man, or extending far from the center, those branches leafed out in June, shade the ground. Within green cooled air, lightly sighing leaf sounds compete with the twitter of?...

The Oak Tree

All of it?s branches reach out.? Stretching skyward, slender or stout, shortened, truncated by man, or extending far from the center, those branches leafed out in June, shade the ground. Within green shaded air, lightly sighing leaf sounds compete with the twitter of?...

What Really Died at Auschwitz?

The bulk of what you will read here today is from an email that was sent to me recently. The actual article was written by Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez in 2011, but it is even more relevant today. Printing this is meant to be controversial, but not intended to be...

Thoughts on pro-Obama video

I think this is a good example of how Obama tries to divide the nation according to “we and they” . He is cherry picking results and leaving out any culpability on the part of Democrats. (or the Whitehouse) Here is the video to watch for yourself: In this...

June is Busting Out All Over

In June there is hope and joy and abundance all around us. The green grass, leafed out trees, flowers blooming and the birds and bees flying and buzzing around with renewed energy. Yet the country is caught in the grip of a stagnant growth cycle and not much is...

Hurray! It is May!

I love this time of year. It is so changeable and exciting. One minute we are freezing and the next we are too hot. But that keeps us on our toes. If things were always even or steady we would become complacent and lazy. At least my type of person would. There are...

Passwords and Such

One of my major websites was hacked. Do you know how much trouble that can cause? So just in case you have not changed your password lately, or have not updated WordPress, continue reading to become inspired to do so. In some ways it is like having your house robbed...

“Milk and Cookies” Could Get Moms Arrested

The Press Release below tells of the anger of mothers who are being kept from having raw milk because the FDA thinks it is dangerous. That same FDA allows all sorts of unhealthy food to be sold everywhere. They don’t complain about the ubiquitous high fructose...

Is self publishing an option?

I used one of the new hybrid publishers to have my book published. Wheatmark was very easy to work with, not expensive, and they were quick. It was wonderful not to have to wait a year or more to be published. This was a big factor because it took me three years to...

50 years ago today I married

Today is a bit poignant and even sad though my memory of that day 50 years ago is mostly of ecstatic happiness. I was 19 years old. So was my young husband. He would not want me to write about him, so I will stick to speaking of myself since we are now divorced for 7...

Frustrating yet heartening

I have spent literally hours and hours on the phone with a lending organization this week. If I had had any idea what a lot of time would be wasted I might have invested in earphones. When shopping for a mortgage lender to help buy a building you don’t think in...

Easter

Easter is traditionally a time for our family to gather together and enjoy each other. Those wish to go to church do so early. The others find a spiritual quality in the closeness of our family. While the children and teenagers mostly just enjoy the food and the...

Mothers and Daughters

I recently found myself in a discussion with several women about how to treat our grown daughters. One of the women complained that her daughter was manipulative.? This made me pause to think about how I felt about this.? That seems to me to be a word that many people...

Interruption of service

Interruption of service When the Internet is down everything comes to a halt. At first it is immensely frustrating, but finally when one realizes that there is absolutely nothing to do about it, peace descends. There is wonderful peace in silence.? That sound of...

Drug Side Effects, Do You Know Them?

The number of people who are killed each year due to FDA approved drugs is in debate. ?Some say 100,000. Some say many more than that. ?These are not mistakes, wrong medicine or overdoses. ?These are simply bad reactions to drugs prescribed by physicians. People are...

Misleading headlines

The Daily Progress, the newspaper for Charlottesville VA, ?shows a front page headline that reads “Flu covers all of Va.” ?Something about that seemed strange to me, because I have heard no one complaining about the flu. ?On reading the article it became...

What does it all mean?

Republican District 20 Chairman Anthony Miller of Arizona,?who resigned puzzles me. Seems an odd move. Made me suspicious of what other motives he might have had. Perhaps he was going to resign anyway and used that parting shot to do some damage to the Tea Party....

Thoughts on Judge Scalia’s views on women

I know he is not popular, but technically he is correct. The Constitution does not specifically state that women have rightsi It is just that it no longer makes a difference. The Constitution does not say that slaves are free either. Yet the idea of slavery is absurd...

an unusual Christmas post

The people I coach often have trouble ?with the idea of stepping away from what their friends or family think they should do. Often the issue is one of holding a different world view, but sometimes it is just doing a different job, being married or divorced, moving to...

A Passionate Response

I was told about an article on CNN http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/12/16/ep.vbac.birth.at.home/index.html about a woman who refused to have a 4th C-section demanded by her doctor. ?Instead she decided to have her baby at home. ?She did so successfulyAnswer to a CNN...

Enough is Enough!

Something needs to be said about the TSA. This whole body scan thing has gone completely out of control. For years now I have been removing my shoes, taking out my laptop, removing my jewelry and metal headband, I take off my jacket and meekly go through being scanned...

Save Your Uterus

http://www.hersfoundation.com/anatomy/index.html I hope every woman will watch this wonderful video. It may save your uterus and or ovaries.? We need our organs.? Do not let a physician tell you that you do not need them. I spent years and years looking for a doctor...

Fear of Failure

Are you scared to death about your finances? Have you wondered if you can hang on until things get better? Rejoice! It is going to be OK. Negative thinking can upset your chances of overcoming fear and financial woes. So much of success depends on your belief in a...

The Healthy Life Series: Coconut Oil

I’ve started a new reoccurring series on my blog focusing on healthy lifestyle tips.? Check back for alternative ways to eat healthier, stay fit and live a good, full life. First up- coconut oil. My eating has become healthier in the second half of my life as...

Happy in a Hurry: 7 Steps to Happiness

Happiness starts out as an image. Just like everything else it is controlled by the Law of Attraction. It is up to each of us to make our own happiness. It is a lot like love, it cannot be forced, but it can sneak up on you. First you can simply move your lips into...

Your Mother May Be Your Best Doctor

The best doctor you will ever have has no degree. She is your own Mother. Your mother can calm you with a phone call.? More than that she may be able to make pain go away with a kiss, a snuggle.? She may also prescribe medication, giving something to you that she has...

5 Myths About Sex After 50

The nice thing about becoming an older woman is that years of experience have led to a much greater understanding of our bodies and our sexuality. And as we sail into our late 60s, through the 70s and on into 80s, we become much more accepting of our partners than...

Be a Nutritarian, and Be Healthy For Life.

According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman a Nutritarian is a person who eats for health. Be one. It is the perfect time of year for this. Fresh fruit and veggies are abundant and often cheap. Buy what you need for each day. Keep your food fresh. Try for an artistic array of...

How I Eat, Pray, Love

As a divorcee later in life myself, I was curious about? Eat Pray Love. I?ve read the book and I saw the movie over the weekend. Although the story was charming, I had a hard time relating. It did not resonate with me in the way it did with so many women.? I have been...

Wanna Catch a Cougar?

At age 66, Jack Nicholson lit up the screen in ?Something?s Gotta Give? a romantic comedy about a wise-cracking, record producer who never dated women over 35. His ?ladies man? appeal was all too familiar for audiences used to seeing the age gap between older men and...

unneeded x-rays… Don’t have them!

I just read a post at http://tinyurl.com/2c2w2z6 by Jennifer Margulis about standing up to a new dentist and refusing to have her child’s teeth x-rayed. I support her decision 100%. It is terrible that the people we trust: doctors dentists and even nurses...

sacred or profane?

I recently read a wonderful aritlce describing how everything is sacred. There is no profane in nature. This struck such a chord in me that I wanted to share it immediately. As I write this rain is pooring. I hear the background noise and it is welcome. We have had...

ADHD should not be dreaded or feared

This is a very poor reason for divorce: “ADHD is a very challenging diagnosis,” says The Complete Divorce Handbook author Brette Semper, and raising a child with this disorder is expensive, stressful, and emotionally consuming. It’s definitely going...

thoughts on the 4th of July

Thomas Jefferson said: All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. That quote above is exactly what the Tea Parties are trying to prevent, silence. Of course they don’t have the answers. We are not even sure of the...

Melon and Prociutto

It is Sunday morning and I was up early making my coffee. ?Sitting on the cutting board was a fresh melon that I bought yesterday but forgot to store in the refrigerator. When I opened the door of my fridge and rearranged some things to make room, I noticed a package...

attitude is everything

Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. ?When something is distasteful to us we can blow it out of all proportion. ?Whether it is the passage of a health bill that does not say anything about health or a family squabble, the truth is life will go on. ?We will find...

Suppose we are wrong?

I spoke with a friend who happens to be a doctor about some rather “new age” theory or another. He said, “Show me the data, then I will believe you.” ?I answered him, “You doctors and scientists make a mistake by always wanting the data...

What is truth?

What is honesty? What is truth? Are we supposed to stay silent when we see wrongs worsening and people ignoring all of them while they sit and watch TV? It frightens me that Americans (that is an old fashioned word, I guess) are so caught up in their comforts or lack...

Renewed energy after fifty

Margaret Mead called it “Post Menopausal Zest” and it is real.? Once the trials and tribulations of the first fifty years are over we suddenly look around and realize we are not tired. This is the time to make a list of all the things you wish you had done...

Define yourself

My friend Kathryn wrote to me to say, “I just read a great quote which, of course!, I had to share with you: ?Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.?~~Harvey S....

Young readers of Ahead of the Curve

Today I received a note from a young woman in college. She had heard about my book Ahead of the Curve and began reading it.? She told me ” I am going to be a juicy older woman in thirty years.”? That comment really made my day. It is my hope that women of...

Is there really a flu pandemic?

Please do your research before you begin to panic over the misinformation being put out abut the Swine Flu. There are so many sites that tell the truth. I am not sure why the press is trying so hard to frighten us.? But they are.? So don’t buy it, check it out...

embracing “old age”

Someone asked me recently when they saw me with a new haircut, if I was “accepting” old age.? That seemed a strange comment at the time.? I knew I looked vibrant and alive and happy.? The shorter hair cut was extremely flattering and chic. So I was puzzled...

A relaxing day

Do you feel gratitude every single day just for being alive? I do. Today was no exception.? I spent a long time swimming this morning and with every stroke I thanked the Universe for my good fortune.? The peace of an early morning swim was calming. Though it was...

Education in self worth is eroding

I was talking with a woman lately about young people today and she said that they are all so dependent on their cell phones that they no longer seem able to figure anything out on their own. If they have someone to meet at the airport for instance they simply call on...

my blog for today

I want to begin to start collecting examples of people who survived and feel that they are cured of life threatening diseases, using other than typical methods. I will be using many of these stories in my next book. Please send me stories and contact information. I...

Important quote

“One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.” – Gaston Bachelard Share this:TweetEmailWhatsAppLike this:Like...
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