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About Iris Pastor

Ruth Pastor is a slice-of-life storyteller, author and speaker whose mantra is “Preserving Your Bloom” – encouraging women to use their talents and resources to be the best they can be. While doing so, Iris tries not to be judgmental, whiney, overly sensitive and overwhelmed. Sometimes she even succeeds. Visit her website at http://irisruthpastor.com and follow her on Facebook.
Latest Posts | By Iris Pastor
3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Out of a Funk After 50
4 weeks ago

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Out of a Funk After 50

By  •  Mindset

The other day, I innocently asked my grandson what he would like for his upcoming ninth birthday. He thought for a moment, then gazed intently into my eyes and answered explicitly, “No books, Nana. And nothing you knitted.” Read More

Learning How to Accept Yourself, No Matter What the Mirror Reflects
3 months ago

Learning How to Accept Yourself, No Matter What the Mirror Reflects

It took me a while to realize I was not a natural beauty.

The first inkling came when I was 11 years old. I figured out how to maneuver the mirrors in the bathroom to get a look at my profile. I was horrified. My nose had far too many bumps. My lips stuck out and a layer of fat marred my hopes of a chiseled sharp chin line. Read More

5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond
4 months ago

5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond

By  •  Mindset

Secrets are tantalizing. And to think I finally cracked the code on the secret to living happily ever after. Read More