Enrichment

Lessons learned from Richard Leader at Rancho La Puerta.

Structure in Life

Structure and freedom are equally important to me. I still find that ironic. I have viewed freedom as the opposite of structure. Now, I get to set the structure to allow for more freedom. Throughout my life, others have provided a schedule. First there were my parents. I still regret the last morning my father…

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…

Thirty poems in April. Back to Nevada.

So back we go to Nevada, to lie my mom to rest. Through the years I thought this trip would surely be my last. My own affinity had drawn me to golden hills overlooking the ocean, But since I got here, I really must admit. The beauty of the Sierra Nevada’s has stirred up many…

Thirty Poems in April. My God I’m Becoming my Mother!

  Big surprise, I’m becoming my Mother Though the camera has mirrored it for years. I have seen it in my toes and even my clothes but Tonight really confirmed my worst fears.   As the years dwindled by and she’d visit, she’d come laden down with bag after bag. Each satchel compartmentalized bundles of…

Do’s and Don’t’s For the Holiday Season for Women over 50.

Advice based on personal experiences of joy and mishaps. Do put air in your tires as soon as the warning light comes on. Don’t attempt this while wearing your newly cleaned winter white coat. Do spend time reflecting on your many friends and call them immediately. Don’t put this at the bottom of your “to do” list….

Good Morning, Vietnam

Pizzazzer Daly is trekking through Vietnam,  doing something she has never done and she is traveling with a younger Lesha, with whom she has mountain biked in California and trekked Patagonia.    This time, they met up  in the middle of a 6 month adventure for Lesha, starting in Africa where she did volunteer medical…

It’s Not About the Shoes!!!

It’s about the feet in them. Shoes have been a big part of my life ever since I could pick out my own styles.  Before I could walk, I had a cast on one foot and I think that ugly experience made a mark on my infant psyche. I’ve clambered through the decades in high…

Take Care of Yourself

My Selfish Self I took my daughter and myself for 4 glorious days at Rancho La Puerta.  It was costly and my husband was not on board with the decision.  I went anyway.  It was the start of a glorious week when my gratitude exceeded my expectations. http://www.rancholapuerta.com While I ate healthy food and exercised…

My Holiday Wish for You

Spend time with girlfriends.  It’s good for you. Of late I’ve carved out more time with valued friends.  Recently. Deanna took me on an adventure to watch her prepare her Arabian Horse Brew for a parade.  I lived in her world for a couple of days watching her prepare for the appearance.  I learned to…