Ode to My Younger Self

Ode to My Younger Self

At 72, I look back on my life and here are 13 things I might tell my younger self: You will make mistakes. These are guideposts for new beginnings. Be gentle with your soul. Life and death are inextricably tied. Thus is an okay phenomena. Do not be fearful. You will...
Feeling Frazzled: 6 Sure-Fire Ways to Beat Stress

Feeling Frazzled: 6 Sure-Fire Ways to Beat Stress

When I realized April was National Stress Awareness Month and that my taxes are due soon and I’m traveling, I started feeling stressed, frazzled and hassled. Then I thought what a wonderful opportunity to share what I do to keep myself centered and beating my stress....
Feeling Down? Try Some Puppy Love

Feeling Down? Try Some Puppy Love

With National Puppy Day in March, I think it’s a good time to reflect on the many ways a puppy and dogs can provide emotional support and unconditional positive regard. According to the National Puppy Day website, it is “a special day to celebrate the magic and...
National Hugging Day: How A Hug Makes the Difference

National Hugging Day: How A Hug Makes the Difference

Have you ever had a lousy day? The kind where cat videos and goofy memes can’t even turn that frown upside down? Maybe try a hug – a big bear hug with a good friend. Hugs have the power to release “feel good” hormones, relieve stress and even help protect from...