Perspectives

Intuition and Finding the Answers to Living Well

By Marlene Caraballo~ We’re always looking for ways to feel our best and enjoy life more fully. Often, we look outward for ideas and advice. But what if the answers you’re looking for are nearer than you think? The answers you seek are not found in a Google search. They’re found in your gut, within

Be Nice. We’re All in This Together

By Marlene Caraballo~ At this point in what we will kindly describe as a challenging year, you may be starting to lose your cool — if you haven’t already. As we continue to ride the pandemic roller coaster of case numbers, infection rates, and associated social distancing restrictions, frustration can quickly get the best of

Meaningful Lessons from a Global Pandemic

By Marlene Caraballo ~ Life may bring us challenges that break our hearts and test our faith. But it can also bring us meaningful lessons we may never have learned any other way. Consider this year’s global pandemic. No matter how greatly you were impacted, it was — and, perhaps, still is — at the

Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety During this Health Crisis

By Marlene Caraballo ~ In light of what’s going on worldwide right now, life can feel out of control, and many of us could use a few simple strategies to cope with our rising anxiety. Watching the news, feeling the rising fear, seeing people hoarding necessities, and the increasing worry we have for the health

An Intentional New Year’s Non-Resolution

By Marlene Caraballo ~ It’s a New Year! Therefore, we may feel forced to make new resolutions we all too often don’t keep. Let’s face it: Life gets busy, and, though we start out motivated with good intentions, many of us fall off the resolution wagon as quickly as February. So, this year I’d like

Caring for Elderly Parents with Dementia Can be Tough

Lessons in a Special Kind of Love By Marlene Caraballo ~   My 84-year-old mother doesn’t know what day it is. So, I bought her a ridiculously big digital clock that displays both the time and date in ginormous lettering. I placed it right next to where to she sits to watch television. Still, when

You’re an Empty Nester…Now What?

By Mary Meier-Evans, The Curious Cowgirl Travel Blog ~ Hello, fellow Empty Nester! Happy Fall!!! How was your Summer? Mine? Thanks for asking! My husband and I had one graduate from college, and a second (the last of our four kids) graduate from high school. Happy tears. Sad tears. And now what? I’m not a psychologist.

Saturday Night Ain’t What It Used to Be

By Allia Zobel Nolan ~ I recently took a breather from Netflix and caught a rerun of Saturday Night Live. The sight of John Travolta strutting his stuff on the dance floor brought back memories. As an old (or, shall I say, mature) married lady, Saturday is just another night for me. But it wasn’t always that

Women Over 50 Enjoying a Meal Together

Finding Meaning in Life After 50

By Marlene Caraballo ~ It might seem reasonable that, after we hit 50, our quest for finding meaning in our life would wane. We’ve been so busy. We’ve had a family, a career, perhaps one (or more) marriages, an education. We’ve been around the block, as they say; felt joy, experienced loss, dodged a quiver

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