Welcome 2020!

Whether you’re ready for it or not, 2020 is right around the corner! Lisa and I are looking forward to welcoming the new year. We have a lot of plans for walkingthroughlifeaswomen.com. We’ve already started our women’s group, Women Helping Others Advance (WHOA), and have exciting things planned for our upcoming meetings. We can’t wait … 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

My Kidney Disease Diagnosis

2013 was a year I will never forget. As I stare at the date, I realize the number 13 is considered to be unlucky for most. For my ex-husband and I, that wasn’t the case. We always thought it to be our lucky number, and in this instance, it was no different. It’s important to … Read more

Non-Negotiables

I read recently that it’s a good idea to write down what you consider your non-negotiables or beliefs in your life that you would never go against. It’s the values in your life that allow you to live your best life. So, here are some of mine. I’m continually working on my well-being. Staying healthy … Read more

Overcoming Injury

When I was a kid, I remember wanting to have an injury so I could use crutches. The thought of them seemed so cool to me. In the ’70s, the safety standards were far less regulated than they are now. I do remember an ambulance arriving at the school when a child fell from the … Read more

The Big Day…My Daughter’s Wedding

Prepping for the big day The big weekend is finally upon us…just four days away. As I wait anxiously at my daughter’s home for her so we can finalize some details, I think back to when she was a little girl and all I hoped this day would be. Alexis has worked fiercely for a … Read more

24/7

I don’t care what kind of relationship you’re in…marriage, friendship, parent/child, co-worker, etc…it takes work, it takes hard work. But why does it have to be 24 hours, 7 days a week type of work? I don’t know about you, but I find it draining at times. Being in a good relationship does take hard … Read more

My Happy Place

The gym is one of my happiest places. Some might think I have a screw loose, and others will ultimately get it. I can’t say I have always felt this way. Growing up playing sports and being active, meant being outdoors, and I loved it. The energy of the sun and wind was the essence … Read more

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”–Socrates

Through this blog, I’ve begun to really examine my life. I’m writing about what I have learned along the way and what I still need to learn. I’m reflecting, taking steps back from my life to see where I’ve been, and then using that to look forward to see where I’m going. I’m looking for … Read more