There are some simple pleasures in my life that while on the surface seem very mundane give me great joy. One of these things is a cup of coffee. I can not remember time when coffee was not a part of my life. The sweet nectar of the gods, is a part of my earliest memories.The sound of the coffee pot, the aroma drifting through … Continue reading For the Love of Coffee
April 16th is here again and I now find myself half way between 50 and 60 years of age. It is both exciting and surreal. I often find myself contemplating my life and it’s eventual end this time of year. This post is not meant to be too deep or depressing. It is meant to inspire us all to enjoy the wild, crazy, unpredictable ride … Continue reading 55 Years Old! Some Birthday Thoughts.
On a chilly weekend back in December I found myself falling down the rabbit hole of You Tube videos. I do not even remember what topic I was originally searching when I came upon a multitude of vlogs on the topic of the importance of morning routines and rituals. At first, I was not impressed. I mean, everyone has a morning routine. Get up, get … Continue reading Productive Habits And Morning Routines
When I was in High School I had a little after school ritual. When the weather allowed, I would Make a glass of Lipton ice tea and go sit on the back porch step. There I would sit and let the worries of high school life melt away. I would admire mom’s roses and Crab- apple trees and listen to the hum of nearby traffic … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Traveling Alone
This weekend I pulled out my little tote with my Spring/Easter decorations. Growing up my family loved the holidays. From October to April my sister, Cindy, and I eagerly looked forward to each change of season and decorating for the holiday at hand . This love of decorating for the holidays was inspired by my mom. She knew how to capture the magic of … Continue reading Thoughts On Decorations, Gifts, and Cultivating Memories.
There is a wisdom and art to aging gracefully. Perhaps it is my discovering this wisdom that keeps me coming back to the same themes as I sit down to write my blog. Getting outdoors, finding balance in life, and spring cleaning my mind. Another beautiful Colorado weekend was at hand as well as an extra hour of sun light on Sunday compliments of the … Continue reading A Day of Unexpected Twists and Turnes
This weekend was absolutely beautiful in Colorado. Winter may have been beating down the east coast, but here on the Front Range of the Rockies it was near 70 degrees. If I was suffering from the winter blues the past few weeks, this weekend it was full out spring fever. Everywhere I looked people like me were basking in the golden rays of the sun. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning My Mind
For the past couple of years I have had a goal: A life in balance. An essential part of this balance has been the ongoing challenge to reclaim my weekends and learning how to relax. This past week I found myself reminiscing about my weekends as a child. Our family weekend routine began Friday evenings when my mom got off work. My sister, Cindy, and … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Finding Balance in Life.
This weekend I found myself driving up to Coyote Ridge outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado for my first hike of 2018. I have not been on these trails or any mountain trail very often the past two years. In 2016 I had half of my meniscus removed and my recovery was not quick. The past two summers I focused more on bike riding since it … Continue reading MY First Hike Of 2018
I love yoga. The mind/body connection provides me with a much needed midweek change of pace as well as continued improvement in flexibility and coordination as I move through my 50’s. This is why my ears perked up when my instructor, Amanda, announced that she was holding a special yoga class. After a buzz of excitement, she continued by stating that it was a couples … Continue reading OF YOGA AND VALENTINE’S DAY