However, as I really take an honest look back at each decade I've lived, there is no question that my fifties have been some of my best, most enjoyable, happiest years. I adored all the years of raising my children, naturally I did. But those years were lived mainly for them. With 5 children there's not much time to focus on personal nurturing. It's a rewarding, demanding, exhausting time, raising kids. There's the shock of the empty nest after that, and for me, at least, tha
Little Maggie Shayne I bet this was you, too The video of this little girl really hit me where I live, so I bought the rights to use it in a 30 second ad spot, and I love it so much I have to share it with you. It just speaks to the part of me that still is still that little girl, reading with a flashlight under the covers. She's why I am who am, and she's absolutely why I do what I do. Here's the ad spot in case you want to see it. If you like it, would you give it a share o
So many of the women I know seem to spend way too much time angry. They're angry at their husbands, their siblings, their children, their parents, their employers, the government, their school districts. In fact, it sometimes seems as if they are in a permanent crouch, just waiting for someone to give them a reason to be angry so they can spring. I remember one time long, long ago, when Lance and I were dating, and things were moving into a serious place between us. There was
That was the number one answer I got when I asked my readers what they'd like me to blog about. Things that can make their lives better, not over time, not with years of practice, not with persistence, but right this very red-hot minute. So that's what I'm going to be blogging about in the coming weeks, until I run out of ideas for you to make your life better. Step One: Decide and Commit I can sit here and write out suggestions for you all day long, and none of them are goin
This will be my final post about this fabulous gift to all women, the book GODDESSES NEVER AGE by Christiane Northrup. I intend to get a copy for each of my daughters, and gift it to all my best friends, because it feels to me like a piece of wisdom every woman ought to possess. It's part of the story of our tribe, and should be shared among us. Its message is that aging is far more a mental process than an inevitable, physical one, and that we can remain vital, vibrant, sexy
$1.99 on Kindle! Goddesses Never Age This week I re-read the Introduction and Chapter One of GODDESSES NEVER AGE and took notes. The things that really resonated with me are the things I'll blog about here. I hope you will feel free to jump into this discussion on those topics, or throw in your own. The things that resonated with you might be different ones! And this book is filled with gems of woman-wisdom and girl power that deserve discussion. First, just in case you didn'
I had a realization the other day. I think it might have come because I’ve been getting a great influx of data. I can peek at the stats on my website and Facebook pages, and I ran a recent reader survey to get know my readers better. As I went through all this data, I had this moment where I realized… My readers are me! My demographics and yours are very similar. The majority of my readers are within a few years of my own age. (The second largest group are the age I feel.) We