It’s Never Too Late

Fortunately, we were gifted with good genes at birth. We’ve kept persistently active walking and hiking, running marathons. And now still feeling pretty peppy, as we travel through our ‘sevens’. That doesn’t mean that the age-old (or is it, old age) pesky questions fail to creep in at times. They try, if you let them. …more



Learning Skills

I recently learned there is such a thing as “Anti-Skills”; you know personality traits you should really leave behind. Simply stated this refers to what you should NOT do is just as important as what you should do. From what I understand bad personality traits have run rampant since Covid. Just another side effect of …more



The Right To Be Sad

I have always believed that if you’re sad you must allow yourself to express those feelings because denying them the more they grow. Remember how we all used to sob watching the Hallmark commercials? That was acceptable back then. We used to do that as a family and the commercials touched us individually. Sadness is …more



Where’s My Shot?

My head was spinning with information—and misinformation—about Covid-19 vaccinations coming by way of emails, media reports and conversations with friends and family. Sign up? Don’t sign up yet? Why can’t I sign up? Why was my sign-up canceled? Every time I checked my phone, there seemed to be another round of confusing and sometimes conflicting …more



Virtual Supportive Cancer Care: A Silver Lining for Cancer Care in the COVID Pandemic?

Cancer care today is markedly different than what it was before the COVID pandemic. Some changes in cancer care, from lower numbers of screening tests like mammograms through alterations in how treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are done, garner a good deal of attention in news and social media. Changes to supportive care, a …more



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Revisiting Mount Saint Helens 56 years later

Thousands of us boomers were fortunate enough to grow up in the Pacific Northwest. We became passionate about the forests, trails and mountains here. There was always that one talisman – Mt Saint Helens, with its near perfect snow and glacier covered cone beckoning budding mountaineers. Early explorers labeled it the ‘Fuji Of The Cascades’ …more



Fitness – Fabulous in Your Fifties and Beyond!

You know, life is a funny thing. The younger version of myself would never have imagined starting a fitness program in my fifties. Working out was for the young right? I was unsure about joining a gym for fear of being the oldest one there, or of being told I was too old to start …more



Masking Up

I hate to say it but yes, I hate wearing a mask. Wearing glasses steams them up causing me to look at things in a distorted manner as my eyes water. I have begun feeling my way through the grocery store identifying products by shapes and colors because I can’t make out what they are. …more



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