Recently I turned 70. I do not fear aging. So far aging has only affected my back and knees,… and my brain, and my skin, and other things I can’t share. But I am thankful for the good health that I do have. I have a good life. My mind is sharp, except for lunch … More I’m Getting Older, Thankfully
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with one cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up and Go!
Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior
My two cats taught me many lessons about healthy living. (I wrote this long before my second cat, Sister passed over. But I stilll think of her often.) After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person. The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
Every year I share this post with improvements and more updated videos to educate others about feline asthma. My cat, Norie has feline asthma. Hello! My name is Norie, and I’m a cat. I have a rather unusual problem that lots of people don’t know much about: Cat Asthma. I never thought that a cat … More Hairballs or Feline Asthma???
You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t write or share many blogs in December and part of January. I was sick with thankfully a mild case of Covid 19. I wasn’t sick enough to need hospitalization or even to see a doctor. Besides gaining immunity for possibly three months, it affected me … More My Covid Brain Fog
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This second part of the fifth post is about my awakening to being a victim of spousal abuse and violence. My purpose is to hopefully help and encourage someone else. At the bottom of this page you can see the links to the first five posts for the … More I Saw the Light (Part 2)
We are all under strange and varied circumstances. This is uncharted territory for most of us. How are you handling spending a large part of your day at home? What are you doing to keep your sanity? Do you have children? Are you by yourself? Please let me know in the comments if you like. … More How Are You?
I have trouble coping with anger. Generally the most angry I have been has been righteous indignation over mistreatment of someone, some country, or some animal. Growing up in my family we rarely were angry at each other. I remember only two maybe three big arguments my parents had when I was young. While growing … More Anger Can Hide Pain
There is something many people have forgotten about or are afraid of giving or receiving: the gift of touch. I know there are times when touching someone is inappropriate but I have learned it can be very healing in the right circumstances and with the right people. My mother and father were both affectionate with … More The Gift of Touch