Favorites Friday – Netflix Health Documentaries

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Favorites Friday but I just had to share some of the awesome documentaries I’ve watched recently on Netflix. Before I get to that, I have to admit something first. I think I may have a slight OCD problem. It’s not that I wash my hands a hundred times […]

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Walking My First Ever “Race”

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” –Thomas Jefferson Happy Labor Day to my American friends! For those of you elsewhere, Labor Day is considered the official end of summer – even though it’s still hot & humid here in southern California. It’s a great day to hit the beach, […]

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Volunteering – You’re Never Too Old to Change the World

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” –Audrey Hepburn Last week on Facebook a memory popped up reminding me that 1 year ago, I “graduated” from Docent Training at our local museum. Since seeing that memory, I’ve been racking my […]

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Create a Vision Board to Get More Clarity

“The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it.” –Billy Cox I don’t know about you, but every once in awhile I get into a funk that I just can’t seem to shake. Most of the time I’m able to ride it out by being mindfully aware […]

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Boot Camp or Bust – Why Women Over 50 Need To Exercise

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” –Gene Tunney About 4 weeks ago, I signed up for Long Beach Boot Camp and it has been a life saver for me. Let me be very clear about one thing – I am NOT an exercise fanatic. I have, however, tried many different types […]

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Escape to the Country – Norfolk, England

“When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside.” –Ross Kemp  Usually when I travel to the U.K., I stay in a “suburb” of London with our longtime friends, Keith & Donna. This visit however, I was lucky enough to escape to the country for a few days of rest & […]

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Chasing Doc Martin in Port Isaac, Cornwall

“I’ve got 99 problems and Portwenn is all of them.” –Dr. Martin Ellingham I have wanted to visit Port Isaac – County of Cornwall on the west coast of England – for years. This sleepy little fishing village with a population of less than 50 permanent residents has been on my bucket list of places to visit […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 4

“The more you have, the more occupied you are. The less you have, the more free you are.”  –Mother Teresa                                                    It’s the end of the month & I’m very happy […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 3

“Discard everything that does not spark joy.” –Marie Kondo Last week while the decluttering project continued, I had a bit of an emotional crisis. It wasn’t because of all the clothes I’m getting rid of, it was because of the mounting evidence that I do indeed have a problem. Case in point – this coat: […]

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Living More Simply by Tackling Wardrobe Clutter – Part 2

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk”. –Louise Smith As if I didn’t need any more motivation to declutter my wardrobe, my husband and son’s reaction to last weeks blog was more than enough. Between Jerome’s silent head shaking & Chris’ loud disapproval (what does a 22 […]

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