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When I began this journey toward my Self, I was an innocent in many respects. Responsible beyond my years, yet repressed, compressed, regressed, like the tightest pussy willow — the one with the hardest shell — protection for my fuzzy, […]

I found this juicy piece in The Australian  By Nikki Gemmell So often in life we love the things we’re not meant to — the question, of course, is what we do about it. Particularly at a time when we’re […]

I have pretty much always had a current love interest, a paramour, an inamorata of the moment in my life. Ever since elementary school, I have been involved in a series of crushes, flirtations, romances, relationships, and marriages of varying […]

By Anne Lamott I was at a wedding Saturday with a lot of women in their 20s and 30s in sexy dresses, their youthful skin aglow. And even though I was 20 or 30 years older, a little worse for […]

Despite the rude awakenings, the unsettling physical and emotional chaos of midlife and all of its frightful, presumed ramifications, an amazing number of women find this stage to be the most personally fulfilling and satisfying of their lives so far. […]

By Sister Joan Chittister From The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully “I am luminous with age,” Meridel Le Sueur wrote. Her words give us pause, make us think, call us to the bar of judgment. The truth is that older […]

By Shelley Emling Before moving to the New York City area, I lived in London for seven years. During that period, I traveled more than two dozen times to France, a place where five- or six-week vacations are the norm […]

By Rebecca Perkins Reprinted From The Huffington Post  “I’m not interested in being perfect when I’m older. I’m interested in having a narrative. It’s the narrative that’s really the most beautiful thing about women.” – Jodie Foster There used to […]

…..Continued from Wednesday’s Post of Part 1…. When I was really young I made all the clothes for my paper dolls, eschewing the ready made ones that you were supposed to cut out. I also made clothes for my other […]

I am a clothes horse. I love clothes. I love dressing up. I love putting outfits together. I love the treasure hunt of shopping for treasures in thrift stores, which I do whenever I can and wherever I am. I […]