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Thoughts while doing the Billy Goat Trail
Saturday, April 14, 2018      6 comments

We are so fortunate to have a couple of National Parks in our area and with my Senior Citizen pass it is an economical way to get exercise. I had hear... Read more
I could use a Tiger Mom
Saturday, March 10, 2018      2 comments

As I sit here this morning, blogging instead of walking, my mind turned to thinking about a 2011 book that was very controversial here in the school... Read more
I dreamt I could run the stairs again
Sunday, March 04, 2018      7 comments

In 2017 I decided to get serious about addressing the very subtle loss of feeling in my hands and feet. I had been wondering if my increasingly bad balance had anything to do with the feeling that something was either wrong with my inner ear or... Read more
Positive Thoughts Are Essential To A Fulfilled Life
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      6 comments

Why? Positive thoughts can better stimulate both your mind and attitude, leading to a better environment. The world is full of inspiration. We should use that to invoke a sense of wonder in all our hearts. It's important to practice this at... Read more
Resiliency and surviving life's catastrophes
Saturday, February 17, 2018      1 comments

It's a rare person that hits the century mark who can say, "I had an easy life. My childhood and adolescence were perfect. I married the right person; I had exactly the children I wanted. I never had a life threatening event happen." Most o... Read more
Recipe for a 5 veggie soup that kids like too
Friday, February 16, 2018      5 comments

Recipe for a 5 veggie soup that runs about 350 calories for 2 cups. Freezes for lunches If I'm in a hurry, I'll buy pre-chopped veggies. 1 pound ground veal (use more if you like) 1 46 oz can Cento chicken broth (we love homemade the be... Read more
I'm going to be a Cosmo Girl this weekend
Monday, November 20, 2017      5 comments

Way back in the dark ages of my singlehood days, I was an avid reader of Cosmopolitan Magazine. I was also an avid reader of Ms Magazine, but Cosmo gave me practical advice on which movies to see, how to throw a small dinner party, etiquette on... Read more
Navy Veteran here
Saturday, November 11, 2017      7 comments

To be completely forthright with those who read this ... I joined the Navy for economic reasons. It was 1976 and the Pittsburgh area was experiencing... Read more
When you're in that final age group -- meanderings about the choose your age drop-down
Friday, November 03, 2017      5 comments

I just realized the other day that a lot of drop-downs asking your age stop with "65+". As though everyone 65 and older are identical. Or listen to the exact same music. Or in the same generation. Some things that I think about m... Read more
My local Senior Center Rocks
Thursday, November 02, 2017      4 comments

The county in which I live is huge and provides a number of senior centers scattered throughout the county. When I retired, I joined the one closest to me ($45 annually) and am impressed with its focus on keeping us healthy as we age. ... Read more
Why taking a cheat day doesn't work for me
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      3 comments

The guilt of a cheat day makes it far more likely that cheat day 1 will turn into cheat day 2 and so on until I'm eating a Cheat Day Lifestyle. I can handle a cheat occasionally -- it's usually expensive ice cream -- bought outside the home... Read more
Mindfulness in our lives
Sunday, October 29, 2017      4 comments

I guess I was fortunate to have attended high school during an era when a lot was changing and fortunate enough to have a principal who tried to adapt. Rather than routine religious rites, she introduced us to Yoga, Meditation, Silva Mind Contr... Read more
Optimizing my workout: Plateau Challenge
Monday, September 18, 2017      2 comments

I'm partaking in a 30 day challenge to break a plateau. It's a good challenge, forcing me to think about more than a scale victory. Today's challenge task is to reflect on my current workout schedule and think about optimizing it. I tried ... Read more
My least favorite Labor Day was in 1977
Monday, September 04, 2017      3 comments

In 1977, I was in the Navy, stationed in Washington DC at the Navy Annex. Although I worked in an office for database administrators, all Navy personnel also had to pull duty outside their 'regular' 9 to 5 jobs. These jobs could be as diverse ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How pervasively wrong our idea of 'healthy eating' is.
Sunday, September 03, 2017      42 comments

I'm doing a lot towards raising a child and one of those things was accompanying her to orientation day at the new school. A lunch was provided -- the school said it was an example of the meals provided to the kids. Lunch was a hot dog o... Read more

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