Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan has always said, “You don’t always get the dog you want, but you get the dog you need.” That statement couldn’t be more accurate. Our family has had a wiggly-butt Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sam and Jack, a high-energy Australian Cattle Dog. Over the years, we sadly said goodbye to them. Most recently, we lost our sweet Corgi Sam. If you’re a pet … [Read more...] about I’m Grateful For Our Quirky Pet
What’s In Your Little Black Book?
Almost a decade ago, a friend gave me a small journal with a black faux leather cover. Some, pen in hand, would have started to spill words onto pages immediately. Others, like me, wait for a special reason or time. My pages remained bare until 2017. I interject this: It’s not too early to begin to assess our lives as the current year moves to a close and a new year … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Little Black Book?
Dealing With Shades of Oldness
Let's not pretend it's not an issue: People in all "shades of oldness" need and want love and connection as much as younger people. Perhaps, even a lot more. Long-standing retired widowers often have a particularly difficult time dealing with advanced age, especially when they are looking for a younger woman. They have a lot to overcome: Brain chemistry … [Read more...] about Dealing With Shades of Oldness
Are You Taking Remeron?
It is sad that more people don't understand the danger inherent in many medications prescribed by their doctor. It makes me angry -- Big Pharma continues to churn out one potentially helpful medication after another that turns out to be not only useless but dangerous. That the FDA approves the production of Big Pharma medications makes it appear the FDA is in bed with Big … [Read more...] about Are You Taking Remeron?
The Romance Of The Oranges
In 1990, we came to Minnesota in a state of frazzled homelessness. So my family and I, sometimes in pieces as one or the other teen, would drop out by running away or going back to Illinois, where they felt more at home. My idea was to make a new life for us, and for me, there was no turning back. We arrived at a shelter downtown due to our long route through Wisconsin and … [Read more...] about The Romance Of The Oranges
No one is too old for this, for which I’m thankful. Feeling clever and smug, I made notes about virtue-signaling for this month’s article. And then a great and humble man died. My original plan was to posture about how social sites *Lured us in by appealing to our finer sense of family and friends – of connection – even with strangers (aka friends we haven’t … [Read more...] about Virtue-Signal Central
Leave It For Later
As I was scanning through a social media site, this caught my attention. I typically don't read long posts due to my gnat-like attention span, but this drew me in. So, let's see if you have time to read this message. Or maybe you'll leave it for... ?? later "... While we all have an expiration date, and we don't know when or how we'll leave this world. I believe many … [Read more...] about Leave It For Later
Four Simple Ways to Absolutely Improve Your Health and Appearance
Just four simple ways? Yep. The four ways are not only simple; they are easy. So, let's get right down to the nitty-gritty and see what they are. First, let's look at an article from Science Daily Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent disease in millions : "Cutting 20% of sugar from … [Read more...] about Four Simple Ways to Absolutely Improve Your Health and Appearance
The Cost of Getting What You Want
While I'm a firm believer you can have whatever you set your mind to, this can also be a detriment…especially to your health…let me explain. Have you ever said this to yourself? "It doesn't matter what I eat anymore because I'm XX age, and I deserve to eat what I want?" I've earned it like it's another rite of passage. Seriously? There's an actual health cost of having … [Read more...] about The Cost of Getting What You Want
Oh Say Can You See (Literally)
Now that I no longer work at the business office at the other end of our hallway, I do not have the opportunity to see many of my neighbors. I still live in the building but no longer hold the boxful of titles I so cheerfully accepted. My passion for working with my peers has appeared in all my seasons of life. My love for people causes me to seek out … [Read more...] about Oh Say Can You See (Literally)