Enrichment at Rancho La Puerta

  I just arrived back from a week of bliss at Rancho La Puerta Mexico   If you’ve been there you’ll know what I mean about the bliss. When you go,expect the first day and a half to be an adjustment. I offer  my mistakes in red. Just remember this is just an example of how…

I’d vote for Hillary even if she was a man.

    Unfortunately the current Presidential Election reeks of sexism.  Hillary’s recent health scare has dredged up old stereotypes of women as the weaker sex.  But we’re not dealing with old stereotypes, we’re dealing with a narcissistic, pompadoured, sensitive person with an ego, that’s the man and an experienced,hawkish,   temperamentally well suited person, that’s…

Enrichment

Lessons learned from Richard Leader at Rancho La Puerta.

Getting rid of a pain in the butt in Vietnam

  Prior to an 18 hour flight to Nha Trang Vietnam, home town of Mi Duong, I rented a bike. After adjusting the seat,  I misjudged the height of the rear wheel, caught my leg on  it and landed flat on my coccyx. OUCH!!!!!!!  Still, I went. Once MiDuong and her fellow client, Gena Pratt and I…

Happy 2016

The Spirit of the Space Needle at Age 54   Pizzazzers, Beth and Julia remind me that even landmarks have Pizzazz.  The Space Needle  is 54 years old, and personifies the need to keep updating yourself and always sparkle for the holidays, even if it means wearing a Christmas tree on your head.  Keep the…

The World is Full of Helpful People

  I just returned from a whirlwind trip of Paris, Florence and Munich.  I met our adopted daughter, Jessica and her children Lauren and Carson in Frankfurt on July 16.  I couldn’t have maintained my tour guide status if it weren’t for the helpful people I met. Right off the plane, I walked away  from…

Losing Letterman

How do I fill the hole in my life since Letterman left? He’s been around my whole adult life until now. I lived in LA when he was performing at the Comedy Club. After my future husband’s and my  first sleepover in 1980, we watched his morning show together. He featured “Small Town News” that day and…

Be still, my ablated heart

  My lower heart chamber with newly added garland of electro zaps. Well I did it. I had an ablation, which means that I let a very bright 34-year-old play a video game in my chest. I required this procedure because there were some electrical impulses competing with my natural pacemaker causing an irregular heartbeat. This situation is the…

Empowering Others

    I received an update from my friend Elizabeth about her life’s work. It is an incredible story about a woman who has Pizzazz. Elizabeth is one of the 75 women who inspired me to start the website. Rightly so, Elizabeth is proud that recently the Minister of Health in Uganda has recommended that…

Paradigm Shift

I lived most of my life not understanding what a paradigm was, let alone, a shift. To this day I have to remind myself of the story I read that cemented the term for me. I think it was out of that book, “It was On Fire when I Lay Down On It” by Robert…

I’ll Cross That Burning Bridge when I’m Standing on It.

Pont Vecchio in Florence, May 2014.     Bridges have symbolized change for me.  Most crossings have lead to better things, a few have not.  At 16, on the night my father died,  I was reading  Pearl S. Buck’s “A Bridge for Passing”, which doesn’t seem to be in print but here is a link to…