Are you a gardener? Ever thought you might like to plan a vegetable garden? Maybe you're just ready for a new project outdoors? Let me just tell you that I do not have a natural green thumb. (I once saw a meme on Facebook that described me perfectly as one who's home is a plant hospice ward, where they go to die.) Somehow I married an instinctive gardener and I have birthed kiddos that sense … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Plan a Simple Vegetable Garden
The journey of menopause is mostly rocky ground. Besides the hot flashes and brain fog, we also get to watch our middles grow. Ten years ago perimenopause became a 'thing' in my life, whether I was ready or not. Somewhere along the way my midsection expanded, and now all I can think about is, "How do I get rid of my menopause belly?" I don't understand how I suddenly have this belly when my … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Rid of My Menopause Belly?
I am not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV. In this post I offer my own opinions and suggestions regarding health in your midlife years. Please see your doctor to begin any regimen. I woke this morning to news about the emerging coronavirus epidemic coming out of China. Ugh. And, I thought to myself, "Hooray for flu season!" Not! It's winter, my lovelies, and we MUST be proactive … [Read more...] about My Top Five Winter Habits for Midlife Health
How's your January coming? If you're already feeling a little stuck in your midlife mess, I'm here to help. If the January blues have you feeling 'cluttered-up' inside, you need to write morning pages. We're just a few days into 2020 and I wanted to tell you about something new that I've started and thought you may want to jump in with me! Do you keep a journal? Do you write in a journal to … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Why You Need to Write Morning Pages
Happy New Year!! Got a vision for 2020 yet? When I was little I just knew the 2000s meant I'd be scooting around in my personal spaceship and I'd have a robot for a maid. Doesn't 2020 sound like something out of the Jetsons? I pray that you're getting your feet under you and have joyfully jumped into this new decade. Honestly, I'm having a bit of trouble getting some traction. I'm … [Read more...] about My Word for 2020: Vision
I love fall. Its colors and temperatures gently wind down, quite literally, as the season readies the earth for bedtime. We are forced to narrow our attentions inward. The upcoming holidays focus our hearts on goodness, but only if we allow them to. How do you develop a grateful heart? Thanksgiving is my favorite. We gather to cook and eat and love each other. We spend precious hours, even … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: How to Grow a Grateful Heart
This is it, dear ones, the last step to simplify your holidays. If you missed Step One, Step Two, Step Three, or Step Four, just click on these links to catch up. This last step is profound. Ready? The last step in simplifying your holidays is this: Push hard in November. That's it. I'd love to send you the simple PDF of this series, Simplify Your Holidays, found in my … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Holidays: Step Five
Ok, my lovelies! I'm so glad you're with me in getting 'it' all together before the holidays are banging at the front door! You've got this! If you're just joining us, you can find Step One, Step Two, and Step Three here. As a recap, we've loaded our calendars with all the upcoming events. Then, we acquired a small notebook to act as our brain and spent some time thinking … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Holidays: Step Four