Photo used with permission from Vivian Spathopoulos Have the Courage to Retire! “Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let […]Read More Have the Courage to Retire!
(Photo used with permission by Dave McLellan) Shoshin: A Beginner’s Mind If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few. […]Read More Shoshin: A Beginner’s Mind
What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago “All we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” –The Buddha Ten years ago I was 53. My husband had just been diagnosed with leukemia. My daughter just graduated from college and […]Read More What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago
Mindfulness: Rainbows and Family Connections “Two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves. They flickered out saying: “It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.” ― Carl Sandburg Last week I was in Virginia, helping my daughter recuperate from surgery. During that trip, I visited my late husband’s mother, […]Read More Mindfulness: Rainbows and Family Connections
Feeling Stress from The Stress Test How frail the human heart must be – a mirrored pool of thought. […]Read More Feeling Stress from The Stress Test
A Warm Sofa: Book Clubs and Retirement “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” –Rene Descarte One of my retirement goals is to read, read, and read some more! So, I was thrilled when I was invited to join a local book club after […]Read More A Warm Sofa: Book Clubs and Retirement
(Photo credit: She-conomy.com) You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks As I’ve discussed in past blog posts, I am pursuing several volunteer activities as a retired person. Some have been satisfying; some not so much. My latest endeavor is with our local community hospital. After hearing about my interest and experience in writing, the Director […]Read More You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
Resolution “Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I […]Read More I am Groot!
“The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold. Or, if your ad revenue or your seven-figure salary or your privileged sexual status depends on it, it is an operable condition.” ― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth Okay, I admit it. I had a face lift when I […]Read More A Mindful View of Beauty After 60
(Photo used with permission by Patricia Bradley) Evelyn Couch: I never get mad, Miss Threadgoode, never, the way I was raised, it was bad manners. Well I got mad, and it felt great. I felt like I could just beat the shit out of all those punks! Excuse my language. And then when I finish […]Read More Fried Green Tomatoes