Presents Vs Experiences

The thought of the holidays only being a few months away brought this topic to mind, not to mention a few subtle online ads. I’m sorry to even mention the holidays already, but we know how it goes. They’ll be here sooner than we think. Although, purchasing a gift or creating an experience can happen … Read more

Get A Head Start On Planning For Long-Term Care

You may not want to think about failing health in the future, especially if you’re getting along fine now, but there are reasons for doing so. The cost of medical care in your senior years balloons to over $387,000 per couple on average after retiring at 65. That could put enormous strain on you and … Read more

Letter To My Teenage Self

A couple of months ago, the Girl Scouts had a Zoom call with Michelle Obama. One of the things she was asked about was any advice or life lessons she could offer the girls. She had many great pieces of advice, but the one that stuck with me the most was not making a mountain … Read more

Gophers

One of my neighbors has a slope on the side of her house in a place where she can’t even see it. Being a good neighbor, she decided to plant it with beautiful flowers. The process of covering the bank with starter plants took two weeks. Then she began to water, weed, and care for … Read more

Breathe!

Omg! It’s the count down and Christmas is almost here. Next thing you know, it will be 2020. How are you handling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? If you’re like me, you are feeling a little overwhelmed. Having fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas has made the process of getting … Read more

Joy

In writing this post, I decided to first look at the definition of joy. I had always thought that happiness and joy were similar or the same, but have come to find that these feelings are very different. Joy comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are. … Read more

Fearless Women

Simply, the definition of being fearless is someone who is not afraid to face his or her fears. I admire anyone who is fearless, especially women. Women who are brave and courageous have a quality that enables them to face life’s challenges without showing fear. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have moments of feeling … Read more

Letter To My Daughters

My  Dear Daughters, There’s so much that I want to say. I hope that I’m as much of an inspiration for you both as you both have been for me. I’m inspired to be a better person because of you. The creation of Walking Through Life As Women is my dedication to you both. You’re … Read more

Ordinary Moments

Why can’t an ordinary moment be as special as an extraordinary moment? There’s so much to find joy in and appreciate in every day. Why wait for a special occasion or event? Take time to see the beauty that surrounds you. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until everything is going well before you can … Read more

#MeToo

As we all know, Me Too is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. This movement keeps growing, the stories keep coming, and more women (and men) are finding the courage to speak up. I don’t think any of us have a sense of the magnitude of the problem. I’ve dealt with it. Early … Read more