Author - Melanie

8 ways to blog consistently

Lately, the one thing I am consistent with is my inconsistency. Yep, I’m owning it.  I will admit, I'm a little frustrated that I haven’t spent more time working on my blog. Consistently Inconsistent   Each week I have failed to write this post… on consistency of all things!  Ha! Each week, I have filled my days...

Aging Gratefully

I choose to age gratefully

Since I wrote my last post about making a midlife change, I’ve been much more focused on my Top 10 Goals for 2019 . I have a pretty thorough plan, but I don't have complete control of circumstances that arise. I DO have control of how I handle them, though. In just the past couple...

Getting Fit at Midlife

The first thing I'm focusing on as I am making a point to celebrate midlife is my health! Have you seen Phyllis? or what about Joan? To get in my best shape, I need to make some major changes in my eating habits. I know what they are, I've eaten healthy most of my life....

It’s time for a midlife change…

Where do you turn when you’re going through a difficult life circumstance and it’s on your mind in the middle of the night?  I often pick up my tablet and click on google. Lately, it's been about celebrating midlife after retirement. I will randomly stumble across a blog and learn from that blogger's situation.  They...

An Unusual stroke

I finished my 2019 year plan on Friday, January 25. On Saturday, January 26,  my husband and I had decided it was time to go put our 16-year-old Maltese, Sparty, down.   Saying goodbye We had accepted the fact that we were keeping him around more for us and it wasn’t the best thing for him. I woke...

Sunshine Blogger Nomination

The Sunshine Bloggers Award is given from bloggers to bloggers, who inspire creativity and positivity, by bringing sunshine to the blogging community. It is a way of encouraging and supporting one another, and also to get to know fellow bloggers. I received a message from  Kim Cook,  For A Good Life After 50 letting me...

She said what about me??!

  After everything I’ve done to help her? Have you ever been here?  I have had a journal since I was a teenager. It has always been a great place for me to share my innermost thoughts and feelings.  Then along comes my latest hobby of blogging. I know that is not a place for me to...

Decluttering the Home

My blogging friend, Rebecca Phillips, who is in her 2nd Act, is taking over the blog today with some great tips on organizing and decluttering our homes, or our loved one's home. This is near and dear to my heart, as one of my mantras around our home is "everything has a place and...

The Nest is Empty

For whatever reason,  I feared the empty nest.  I started worrying about what I would be feeling a couple of years before I even dealt with it.  I started reading a lot of books and talking to friends.   Some would say, "just wait, it’s good", or" it's just another season of life."...

Are you ready for 2019?

Fail to Plan is a Plan to Fail…. A new year is right around the corner.  I cannot remember a time when I did not set goals for the New Year and review my accomplishments and disappointments for the previous year. Take some time to be present and plan for your next year In the next few...

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