Pace Your Life for Peace

“Words are powerful motivators. They can either motivate you to strengthen your resolve, pull up your big-girl undies and move forward; or they can slow you toward inertia where you don’t want to do anything at all.”

Take a Risk! Live Your Best Life

I tip-toed across a layer of ice and snow toward the unprotected edge while my tour mates stared in disbelief. I’d just turned 58 and this first-time trip to the Grand Canyon was my birthday present to myself and I wanted to make the most of it. As I neared the edge where there was…

No food guilt; just start again tomorrow

BREAKFAST KALE: I love kale. But this isn’t a kale post – it’s a NO FOOD GUILT post. Nutrition-wise, yesterday Wednesday, April 29th sucked for me. I worked an eight-hour hospital night shift the night before, (11p to 7:30 a.m.), didn’t take any food from home with me (no meal prep), and had to go…

3 steps to erase self-limiting beliefs

I’d need more than ten fingers to count the number of times someone has told me that they love cheese too much to give up dairy. Actually, shhhh, quiet as it’s kept, I told myself those same words before I became a vegan (and gave up dairy cheese). Now, I’m not a vegan anymore BUT…

Fifty-plussers: Fit to Work

“1-2-3, lift!” Directly across from the 19-year-old young man, bent at my knees and using proper body mechanics, I lifted my side of the heavy wooden pallet. I’ve survived 20-plus years of certified nursing assistant (CNA) work with no back/knee issues lifting, transferring and moving heavy patients either with a two-person lift or alone, so…

“Are you thinking of suicide?”

I no longer accept smiles as an indication that someone is okay. The weekend I visited my sister and brother-in-law, he was all smiles. Circumstances in his life had improved, he appeared happy with his involvement and responsibilities in the church, and all the time I was there I saw no signs that he was…