We have lived over 1 billion 892 million 160 thousand seconds and are now wading through our sixth decade. We know we’re not alone in walking through midlife into our senior years (cough, cough, cough) wondering, “are we really women over 60??” and…
“When do we start to FEEL old!?”
No woman considers EVERYTHING gained through the passage of time to be positive. Here is where you can join us in conversations about ways we’re accepting those things we cannot change (and maybe bitching about it, a little) – and changing those things we can… We know we’re not alone! Please join us.
Women Friends are Priceless—and Vital
Barb Here Those Special Friends Who've Helped us Become the Women We Are Now This week, all over the world, women gathered in the company of one or more of those special friends and laughed, cried, shared stories, revealed secrets, walked, shopped, cooked, cleaned, or campaigned together. This week, women collapsed in the arms of their Friend-for-Life as they coped with d [...]
It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Life
Barb Here It’s not too late to change your life. I believe that because I believe it’s not too late to change my life, and I’m working on that change. Every. Single. Day. So I believe this to be true for all of us: If you are healthy enough to undertake your chosen new path, then it’s not too late to change your life. There's a caveat to this: Having never completed [...]
Why Is a Heroine a Heroine…Your Heroine?
Barb wrote a nice post …… about our heroines and everyone being someone’s heroine, which made me think of the definition of the word. A heroine doesn't need a cape, nor does the word mean “a super-woman who saves your life and/or the universe”. While the aforementioned may be true in the movies, IRL, my favorite definition of "heroine" is: A woman admired or idealized [...]
Colonoscopy in a Box. Sounds Interesting, No?
As my mother-in-law used to say, frequently, “Getting old isn’t for sissies.” That goes double when one contemplates screening for colon cancer. Note, this is NOT for the squeamish. Which I kind of am—squeamish, that is. In fact, I probably wouldn’t read past this paragraph, if I hadn’t written the post. If you’re eating, or don't like reading about icky bodily [...]
Our Forty-Days of De-Cluttering is Nearly Over. How’d You Do?
We pledged to get rid of one item a day for forty days. For the Teva Diva, this meant a bag of stuff every week. I also found yet another new method of folding clothes. For me, storing things more neatly is is as important as getting rid of stuff. Barb Here Getting Rid of Stuff I've been getting rid of stuff and during our 40-day de-clutter project have filled and removed th [...]
Why is it that most us (women over 50) are so damn practical? It’s not really even practical I’m thinking, but utilitarian. If it doesn’t cook something, clean something, make something faster (or slower) or easier – we won’t spend the money on ourselves. We’ll spend the money on someone else, but not ourselves, unless it is “practical”. But guess what!! If you [...]
Following Your Dream
Are you really following your dream or just playing around? The Tevas Diva once again learns something important from her husband. Barb here. How Committed Are You to Following Your Dream? When EW and I set sail in 2010, heading down the US Coast to Florida, the Bahamas, the Eastern Caribbean and beyond, he said, "My dream isn't just to go sailing. It's to go sailing and mee [...]