Sticks and Stones

On Tuesday, August 21, while hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro, I suffered a severe foot injury. What started out as a beautiful afternoon of gliding ended quickly when I failed to land properly. My big toe got hyperextended as I hit the ground and I heard a subtle snap.

Spare Time

I'll be 53 in a few weeks, and even though I'm surprised when I really think about that number,  I don't wonder where the time has gone.

Being a Dad

Sitting on the porch this morning, not long after the sun made its appearance, I was thinking about Father’s Day. More specifically, I was reflecting on my husband's 26+ years of fathering.

The Untrodden Path in the Middle

If we’re lucky in life, we get to become members of a group of women who live in the Middle, and that doesn’t mean the Midwest. The longer-living Baby Boomers have brought us into the “longevity revolution” where people aren’t transitioning out of middle age until well into their 70s--meaning that those of us who now live in the Middle will hopefully reside here for quite awhile.

On Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day. A day to honor -- as the holiday's founder Anna Jarvis put it --  "the best mother who ever lived, yours." At the first Mother's Day service, conducted in Grafton, West Virginia, Jarvis introduced and supplied white carnations as a symbol of mother love. She chose them because they were one of her mother's favorite flowers. 

How to Read this Blog

“People may call what happens at midlife 'a crisis,' but it's not. It's an unraveling - a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you're 'supposed' to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.”