They say that there are three chronic types of fear: the fear of failure, fear of success and fear of change. Which one do you relate to?
Do you sing? No, I don’t mean, are you an opera singer, because there are precious few of those. I just mean do you like to sing, for instance, in the shower or in the bath? Or perhaps to yourself as you potter around the house. It is a joyous activity, which can be done at any age.
There is a certain truth you must realize when writing a memoir: You are the central character in the story, therefore you must write about who you are. You cannot assume that the reader knows you, even if they are a close relative.
Few things are more relaxing than sitting down with a deck of cards and playing a game of solitaire. In fact, I often engage in this activity when I am struggling with a difficult question and just need to give my brain a rest!
Have you ever been listening to music as you’re fixing dinner or doing dishes, and found yourself doing the “two-step” or just “movin’ to the groove”? Well, whatever you called it, you were doing something potentially very beneficial for your body and mind.
Recently, I spent a week at the house of my 86-year-old mother. I was there to help her to clear out her home in preparation for an imminent move to an independent living facility.
Let the beauty we love
be what we do.
There are a million ways to kneel
And kiss the ground.
There are so many great things about being a woman of this certain age – what stretches out in front of us are our most creative years.