Birthday Reflections

Birthday Reflections

Well, that was fun! I had a party for my birthday. Many of my children and some of my grandchildren came along with a few close friends. Fellowship warms the soul. My birthdays are becoming somewhat thought-provoking. As I age, my idea about what aging means changes...
Peek Inside My Closet.

Peek Inside My Closet.

Do you ever stand in front of the clothes in your closet saying “I don’t have a thing to wear” while looking through hangers full of clothes. I spent many hours this way. It is frustrating and at the same time it is obvious that there are a lot of clothes in that...
The Closet

The Closet

Like looking at a rainbow, the full spectrum of colors meets the eye as the door opens. Everything is arranged by color and type. All of the nightgowns and robes are hung on one end of the very long closet rod on one side of the walk-in closet. They are nearly all in...

Dinosaurs

On Monday three of us went out to lunch at the very posh bar “Off the Record” in the basement of the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington DC. We had a lovely meal and enjoyed the ambiance which was familiar to us (read: old fashioned). Its walls are dark red with...

Hypocrisy

Good words. Sadly this country seems to have lost it’s mind. We are prisoners of our own ridiculous new rules. People seem to have forgotten common sense completely. Herd mentality and venal accusations against anyone on the other side of an argument fills the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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