Visiting Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon has much to see and do. Visiting this beautiful city for a few days in September was a great experience. I landed in PDX via Southwest Airlines to spend a few days in Portland, Oregon for the EBA (Elite Bloggers Academy) Activate Live Conference. Men and women from all over the United States and various countries visited for four days of learning, networking, and collaboration. However, I also wanted to venture out and see what the city had to offer. Continue reading “Portland Has Much to See and Do”
Organize Your Suitcase
Most of you love to travel, but you don’t look forward to packing. Getting your clothes and toiletries into a suitcase or carry-on piece can be a challenge. Whittling down the number of outfits can be even more of a challenge. Sitting on your suitcase to close it is a bigger problem. Now, you can put your challenges and problems aside. Organize your suitcase with packing cubes. Continue reading “Organize Your Suitcase with Packing Cubes”
MidLife Crosses A Threshold
Midlife is a whole new world for many of us. Turning 50 years old or older is like crossing another threshold. You think you’ve been through some stuff, and you’re ready for anything. Some think, what can possibly be thrown at you that you can’t handle. Yes, some of you are superheroes with superhuman powers. However, even at midlife, you’re still human with an abundance of emotions! So, here five important tips for mid-life happiness and good health. Continue reading “Five Important Tips for MidLife Happiness and Good Health”
Looking in the Mirror
Looking in the mirror is hard for some of us, especially for a woman over the age of 40. A woman will not recognize the beauty of age. However, she will over analyze every wrinkle or blemish. A woman will stand in front of a mirror and hold in her tummy. Then she remembers what she looked liked when she was in her twenties or before having kids. It’s difficult for a woman to recognize her own beautiful self as she ages. Can you relate to this? Continue reading “The Beauty of Age: Learn to Love Yourself”
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Gray Hair Matters
Recently, I talked to a friend about my ongoing job search. I’m job hunting at the age of 55 and it’s been an interesting experience. My friend suggested that I dye my beautiful gray hair to decrease the chances of discrimination based on appearance. Then, this got me to thinking that my gray hair matters! Don’t count me out of the game.
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What’s Your Big Idea?
Do you have a big idea? Have you dreamed of taking that idea and starting your own business? You know that this idea could provide a service or resource to consumers. You have an entrepreneurial spirit: however, you’re scared to step out on faith and your comfort level. Perhaps, you’re afraid to leave a good paying job for the unknown. Yet, you feel the strong pull and hunger of starting your business. Then it is time to feed your entrepreneurial spirit. Continue reading “It’s Time to Feed Your Entrepreneurial Spirit!”
It’s June! That means it’s summertime! It’s time to reflect, refresh and reboot. For six to eight weeks, there are many possibilities and opportunities waiting for you. You have probably made a to-do list of all the things you wanted to do during throughout the year. However, does that to-do list include time to reflect, refresh and reboot? You’ve been waiting a long few months for summer! So, now it’s here! Continue reading “It’s Time to Reflect, Refresh and Reboot”
It’s Called Sisterhood
When a woman needs to talk or commiserate, she usually calls on another woman. She can be a sister, cousin, aunt, mother, friend or colleague. Who understands a woman better than a woman? It’s called sisterhood! It’s our path to each other. Also, it is a path to relationships, bonds, and empowerment. Women, we need each other in good times, okay times and not so good times. Surely, you too have a sisterhood network that you can turn to when needed. Continue reading “Sisterhood: A Path to Relationships, Bonds and Empowerment”
You Need a Quiet, Sweet Spot
A woman’s work is difficult. Some days are harder than others. Depending on the day and time, you just want a quiet, sweet spot to hide out. Whether you’re working inside or outside of the home, life can get overwhelming. You don’t think, you have no place or space to seek quiet time. So, you hold in all of the emotions and stress until you’re ready to burst. Continue reading “Create a Quiet, Sweet Spot in Your Home”
The weekend of April 21-23, 2017 I attended the Women In Travel Summit (WITS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hundreds of women came together for support, networking opportunities and sisterhood. I had a great time and my stay turned out to be a wonderful nearcation.
What is a nearcation?
What is a nearcation? According to www.lotsofwords.com, a nearcation is a destination relatively close to one’s home. Well, Milwaukee is only 90 miles from my hometown, Chicago, Illinois. However, depending on traffic and the speeders, more or less a two-hour drive. The location for WITS was a perfect excuse to get into my car and head up I-90/94. I also had my friend and road dog with me. So, Milwaukee was a perfect destination. More important, I had a perfect weekend with perfect weather! Continue reading “Milwaukee is Perfect for a Nearcation”