Tag: #joy

Do you spend one on one time with your kids?

Do you spend one on one time with your kids?
When I was a single parent to three young daughters, I craved time alone with each of them. I loved doing things all together and I still do, but it can be challenging. There is and was definitely more group surface conversations and then there were even disagreements about what to do or where to... Read more »

Candy every day or to be healthy?

Candy every day or to be healthy?
In October, a friend told me about a healthy cleanse that he and his husband were starting, and since I have been steadily gaining weight over the years, I decided to look into it. My weight gain is really only about 1 pound a year, but at 54 years old that is at least 20... Read more »

Are you ready for tonight? #Oscars

Are you ready for tonight? #Oscars
Audrey Hepburn was quoted as saying, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” I absolutely love getting lost in a movie. If money and time were not an issue, I would go to the theater more often to watch them on the big screen with my container of popcorn. Renting and watching them from the library... Read more »
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Let’s start a #SelfieNoFilter Challenge

Let’s start a #SelfieNoFilter Challenge
Do you participate in the social media challenges? Recently, people were posting a “How well have you aged?” challenge on Facebook. People were asked to post their first and then most recent profile picture to compare the difference. Most people that I saw posting were about 8-10 years apart, and everyone looked great in their newest... Read more »

Would you go out to eat alone?

Would you go out to eat alone?
In the last few years since my last relationship ended, I have branched out on my own to live life as single person. I got married at 26 so technically I was single until then and even for the year between my divorce and before my next 11 year relationship started, but I was really... Read more »

A choice to BE? An interview for 2019

A choice to BE? An interview for 2019
Each year, people make New Year’s Resolutions. Sometimes they succeed, but often they fail. Since a resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something, I say no more resolutions. Instead of doing or not doing something, I choose to BE something in 2019. I believe that we each can choose what... Read more »
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Want to reflect on your 2018?

Want to reflect on your 2018?
I attended an intuitive reading this weekend and binge-watched The Good Place. It seems lately that every show, book or event I attend have me reflecting on my life. Maybe it is also the age that I am, but I can’t escape the questions and the self-reflection. I have spoke about and even written many... Read more »

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?
The presents are purchased and wrapped; St. Nicholas came December 6th; the Christmas tree is decorated, and I have been lighting my advent wreath and counting down the days until Christmas. Then last night, we went to see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights, and tomorrow we are going to bake cookies. This made me realize... Read more »

Be healthy in 2019

Be healthy in 2019
So many people have said that they don’t want to go to a doctor or have certain tests done because they might find something wrong, but isn’t the illness still there even if you don’t know it? I have had eight doctor appointments and/or tests in the last few months. Since I met my family... Read more »
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What do you focus on?

What do you focus on?
This is a busy time of year for everyone with the holidays approaching as well as the end of another year, but it is also the time for setting goals and making resolutions. How do I decide what they are? What do I focus on in this busy holiday season? I don’t think there are... Read more »