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!
Don’t Let It Go: Let It Be “It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of ‘let it go” we should probably say: Let it be.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn Jim and I spent Thanksgiving, 2017 with two other couples that we’ve met here in Ocean Pines. It was the first […]Read More Don’t Let It Go: Let It Be
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
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
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
If you google “retirement and volunteering” or some variation on that theme, you will find countless articles on the many places and organizations where you can volunteer. There are also numerous … Source: Know thyself. Then, volunteer!Read More Know thyself. Then, volunteer!
I have flirted with bringing meditation into my life for many years. My late husband was devoted to it and he attended 10-day silent meditation retreats once a year for many years. The idea of being silent for more than 30 minutes at a time was unimaginable to me. When Chris died in 2008, his […]Read More Meditation: Fits and starts
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