Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my 80-year-old Aunt Mari. She’s my dad’s sister and the only woman left from the generation before me. Growing up, Aunt Mari and I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time together. Anything I knew about her was taken from what was said during my occasional visits … Continue reading Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless

When I was a young girl visiting my Grandma, the mysterious Uncle Jay was always there. A grown man in his thirties was like a teenaged boy who hides in his bedroom, rarely making an appearance. After my Grandma passed, Uncle Jay settled not far from where I live, but other than Christmas cards, we … Continue reading The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless

Anything is Possible…after Spin Class

Who wants to sit on an indoor bike and have someone scream at you to go faster while listening to very loud music in the dark? Not me! I’ve been declining my daughter’s requests to join her in a spin class for months. I had all types of legitimate excuses like: a tender tailbone; arthritic … Continue reading Anything is Possible…after Spin Class

A Year Without My Mom: Reflections, Revelries and Repentances

It is so easy to forget all your accomplishments, completed tasks and celebrations throughout the year if you don’t press pause every now and then to review. Our revelries will be overlooked if we let ourselves get stuck in a discouraging, infuriating or heartbreaking moment. We’ve all heard the remarks, right? ‘Good riddance to this … Continue reading A Year Without My Mom: Reflections, Revelries and Repentances