Dear Sweet Midlife Friend, I want you to know that I take great joy in encouraging you to embrace your personal midlife journey! In part, my own personal midlife journey is what led me to start this blog. It was one way I thought I could connect with other midlifer's going through major life-shifts. I wanted … Continue reading When Your Next Chapter Begins with a Question Mark
Happy Belated Mother’s Day Momma! I hope it was all things beautiful, and lovely, and fun! My flying schedule was unusually crazy this week due to lot's of crazy weather, delays, and not enough rest. But I'm here now. And this one's for you, Midlife Momma (And those of you on your way - or … Continue reading Insight From a Master Landscape Artists AND 3 Helpful Lessons To Help You Reframe Your View of Your Next Chapter
I’m troubled midlife friend. I want you to know that I carry a heavy burden for those of you who think that this season of life was supposed to be so much better than your present reality. I hear your stories. Stories of loss, and grief, depression, disappointment, and general anxiety about the future. Stories … Continue reading 3 Benefits of “Taking Inventory” or “The Act of Remembering”
There’s just something about a blank slate chalk board. Imagery of my early days in elementary school comes to mind and that giant, green, wood-framed chalk board that expanded the full length of an entire wall. The teacher's desk was usually situated right in front of the massive chalk board wall. Other than the date … Continue reading Blank Slates and 10 Ways to Begin YOUR 2018
Welcome to this week's Midlife Monday. It's Week 3 of my 4 Week series called, A Christmas Worth Savoring The past two weeks highlighted ways of preparation and mediation to help you stay focused through all the business of your Christmas week with family and friends. This week I want to invite you to join me into … Continue reading Week 3: A Christmas Worth Savoring
The giving of thanks - an empty nesters perspective One Thanksgiving family tradition we have enjoyed throughout the years as a family since 1987 when the Block Buster hit was released, is gathering together to watch Planes Trains and Automobiles. It’s a movie with a story line that combines the best of the good, the hard, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help You Prepare for the Best Thanksgiving Ever!
"Wonder" begets "Wonder-ing"This past week, I had a long layover in Buffalo, New York. I failed to experience real, authentic Buffalo chicken wings, however, I was able to take in something even more memorable...Niagara Falls. My crew and I left our uniforms behind and decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and spend … Continue reading When Empty Nest Leaves You Wondering – Practice These 3 Things
An in-between shorty post...for you! Woke up this morning and had to share this moment of beauty with you. This moment. One moment... ...among a strand of moments. May your moments today be filled with awe, wonder, peace, and joy. Enjoy your weekend friend. I'll looking forward to beginning a new series with you next … Continue reading All is Well Within
It started with the simple afternoon task; but before I knew it, I was way in over my head. What began as simple weekend project of painting a few walls turned into several weeks of scraping, patching, caulking, sanding, more patching, more sanding, and then priming before I could even begin thinking about applying a fresh … Continue reading If These Walls Could Talk!
I became a flight attendant two years ago (in part) so I could give more time to my writing life. I wanted a decent paying career that would also give me the flexibility I needed to balance time with family and develop my love for writing. So with a friend's nudge to give flying a try, … Continue reading 3 Helpful Reminders When Things Don’t Go As Planned
When the New Year rolled around a few weeks ago, I admit... I was not very eager to create a list of self-made promises and good intentions. Other than coming up with my ONE WORD for this year (ABIDE), I have carried on as usual with my 'not-so-very-ordinary-life'. Until yesterday, that is. Oh sure, I (like … Continue reading Rethinking Priorities Within
I recall hearing someone say, "pay attention to what makes you cry." Apparently, it's a good way to understand the passions of your heart as well as your purpose. So, if this post makes you cry, it's not my fault (smile). It just may be an indication that the God who created you for his purpose … Continue reading Welling-up Within
Has your life-journey, like mine, been accentuated by a series of major life-transitions? If so, how are you doing navigating your way through the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows that go hand-in-hand with the winds of change? With almost 34 years of marriage behind me, and more than a few … Continue reading Life-Transitions and All Things New
As you may or may not have noticed... I've pushed the writing 'pause' button on my blog as of late. I had already written the majority of this post and actually used the "P" word. So I find it VERY interesting when yesterday (Sunday - 7/29/12) my pastor challenged us NOT to push the "pause" … Continue reading An ‘Olympian’ Named Cliff (Within and Without)