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For women 50 and over or soon entering this new age range, this is a space for me to share my experiences in midlife with you. Embrace your age, wisdom, and this new chapter with me.

Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp

If you follow me you know that menopause really affected me. Lack of sleep lead to embarrassing moments of memory loss. Honestly, I was fearful that I would no longer retain information that affected my day to day life-work, conversations, current events. But then I...

Affordable Beach Resorts

Affordable can mean something different to everybody, I get it. What is reasonable to some is expensive to others. In this post I will share factors to consider and destinations I feel are worth mentioning. To get you started: research off-peak seasons. Traveling...

At 50+ I am Just Getting Started

If you follow me you know that I am living a bolder life at 50. Every week I am committed to trying something new-it can be a simple as a new hike or new local restaurant or broader and bolder like traveling alone to a new foreign destination. The reason I created 50...

Celebrating Valentines Day as a Single Woman

Okay my truth is I really don't care about the fact that I am single on Valentines Day. Even when I was married it was never a big celebration in our household. We both considered it a Hallmark Holiday. Of course I would get flowers sent to me if my ex was out of town...

Love Where You Live

If you follow me you know that I live in the gorgeous Sonoma Valley, the heart of the wine country and yes a fabulous difficult not to love location. But that doesn't mean I don't need a reminder to embrace and appreciate all that our area has to offer-there is more...

US State Parks to Visit in Winter

Winter months can be a great time to visit our local state parks albeit cold. But the reduced crowds can make it worth it. When visiting state parks in winter, it's essential to check for weather conditions, trail closures, and any special  requirements related to...

What does healthy living at 50+ mean to you?

As we start a new year many of us set goals and make resolutions to live a healthier life. And so I ask what does healthy living look like to you? I like to think I have healthy habits but quite honestly I have less than healthy habits too. I believe moderation is the...

Celebrating life at 60, well almost!

Born in 1964. In August of this year I will be celebrating my 60th birthday and all I can say at this point is my goodness how those years flew by. 20, 30 and even 40 not so fast but dang my 50's are on like rocket speed. And I don't say this with sadness I say this...

Plan your next girls trip to the Sonoma/Napa Wine Country

There are several ways to tailor your wine country experience. Whether you are celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, couples retreat, solo vacation or health retreat weekend the Sonoma and Napa Valleys offer a wide variety options. Lets talk art and wine:...

What is Your Word for the Year?

Selecting a word for the year is a simple practice that involves selecting a single word that we can refer to throughout the year and reflect back on to motivate and inspire. A desired intent, goal, or mindset for the upcoming year. My words have varied from focus to...
Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp

If you follow me you know that menopause really affected me. Lack of sleep lead to embarrassing moments of memory loss. Honestly, I was fearful that I would no longer retain information that affected my day to day life-work, conversations, current events. But then I...

Affordable Beach Resorts

Affordable Beach Resorts

Affordable can mean something different to everybody, I get it. What is reasonable to some is expensive to others. In this post I will share factors to consider and destinations I feel are worth mentioning. To get you started: research off-peak seasons. Traveling...

At 50+ I am Just Getting Started

At 50+ I am Just Getting Started

If you follow me you know that I am living a bolder life at 50. Every week I am committed to trying something new-it can be a simple as a new hike or new local restaurant or broader and bolder like traveling alone to a new foreign destination. The reason I created 50...

Celebrating Valentines Day as a Single Woman

Celebrating Valentines Day as a Single Woman

Okay my truth is I really don't care about the fact that I am single on Valentines Day. Even when I was married it was never a big celebration in our household. We both considered it a Hallmark Holiday. Of course I would get flowers sent to me if my ex was out of town...

Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live

If you follow me you know that I live in the gorgeous Sonoma Valley, the heart of the wine country and yes a fabulous difficult not to love location. But that doesn't mean I don't need a reminder to embrace and appreciate all that our area has to offer-there is more...

US State Parks to Visit in Winter

US State Parks to Visit in Winter

Winter months can be a great time to visit our local state parks albeit cold. But the reduced crowds can make it worth it. When visiting state parks in winter, it's essential to check for weather conditions, trail closures, and any special  requirements related to...

What does healthy living at 50+ mean to you?

What does healthy living at 50+ mean to you?

As we start a new year many of us set goals and make resolutions to live a healthier life. And so I ask what does healthy living look like to you? I like to think I have healthy habits but quite honestly I have less than healthy habits too. I believe moderation is the...

Celebrating life at 60, well almost!

Celebrating life at 60, well almost!

Born in 1964. In August of this year I will be celebrating my 60th birthday and all I can say at this point is my goodness how those years flew by. 20, 30 and even 40 not so fast but dang my 50's are on like rocket speed. And I don't say this with sadness I say this...

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