Brave On!

Brave On!

Queen Elizabeth II passed away today. Two days ago, a friend I walk with in the mornings lost her longtime companion dog. Life can feel so fleeting and sorrowful at times. Some days it’s challenging to bend on and brave on, so I’m ready for a pick-me-up boost. Join...
Flourish! Enjoy More Fun!

Flourish! Enjoy More Fun!

Go on, flourish! While you’re at it, enjoy more fun. Really? If you’re like me, you may need some rust knocked off your flourish and fun buttons these days. I must say that I’m enamored by the word flourish. A few years ago, a close friend of mine gifted me with a...
Fresh Perspective

Fresh Perspective

Every week I meet people who want to give up. Yes, some want to throw in the towel and call it a life. Others simply slump discouraged and defeated unsure of how to move forward. I get it. I’ve been there enough times myself and it’s one of the reasons I write about...
Waiting for Mr. Right

Waiting for Mr. Right

Waiting for Mr. Right can sure be a test of patience. I know… I’ve been waiting for more than 40 years. Yes, that’s four decades. But hey, who’s counting? I’m too busy living a rich, full life to worry about the timing on when Mr. Right will show up. So let me take...
Take a Hike . . . or Try a Bike

Take a Hike . . . or Try a Bike

Take a hike or try a bike (ride). I love both. How about you? So, what if you couldn’t enjoy a favorite form of fun, relaxation or exercise for almost two years? Well, that’s been me with hopping on my mountain bike and taking a spin on the side streets in my...
When Your Strength Is Not Enough

When Your Strength Is Not Enough

Let me get extra real with you. Many a day my strength is not enough. In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I faced a dilemma. My clients were dealing with their own fires and not turning to outside contract work. My business was tottering. Gasping even. So...
The Living Isn’t Always Easy

The Living Isn’t Always Easy

  George Gershwin’s 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess  features the classic “Summertime” lullaby, “Summertime and the living is easy.” Hmmm … sorry, Mr. Gershwin, the living isn’t always easy, especially in summertime. I know the jazz-inspired song was...
Trapped in Wait Mode?

Trapped in Wait Mode?

Waiting is not something most of us relish. Do you ever feel trapped in wait mode? Delays reek of intrusion on our jam-packed schedules. We bristle! Waiting drags us into slow-down mode. We grit our teeth! Postponements steer us outside our precisely timed worlds into...
Dads and Their Shoes

Dads and Their Shoes

Father’s Day makes me think of Dads and their shoes. Well, not every dad, but it does make you wonder about Jerry Seinfeld’s papa. Did the elder Seinfeld own 500 pairs of white sneakers like his famous son? Did the father of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos,...
Teaching This Old Dog New Tricks

Teaching This Old Dog New Tricks

They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. But “they” are wrong. You could say I’m a bit older dog and I am actually learning from dogs. How about you on life’s learning curve? How are you when it comes to receiving advice and...