THE BLOG

We’re Allowed Our “Things” – Our Guilty Pleasures self-care Oct 04, 2020

We all have our “thing” that we do that seems to defy our outward persona. Others might look at us funny when they learn of it, but we simply respond with a smile and something down the...

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HOW MY RELATIONSHIPS HAVE CHANGED DURING THE PANDEMIC family self-care the grands Sep 05, 2020

I woke up that fateful day in March to a panicked group of parents and co-workers. I work with kids on the autism spectrum and at 4 o’clock that morning, our county schools suddenly made the...

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Pandemic Losses and Pandemic Blessings self-care Aug 23, 2020

I was driving home today after a glorious week helping out with two of my grandchildren. I hadn't seen them since February thanks to the pandemic. As always when I've been with them and it's time...

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An Open Letter to My 25 Year Old Self Now That I’m a Grandma self-care Aug 13, 2020

Dear 25 year old Leslie,

I’m starting this open letter during a time of a global pandemic. We’ve been quarantining and socially distancing and it has given me a lot of time to reflect....

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Book Review from the Blog self-care Jul 29, 2020

The Things We Cannot Say By Kelly Rimmer

I finished the book, ugly cried, and decided that this book was worthy of a blog post. I loved the plot and the message, but most of all I loved the women...

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My Lifelong Anxiety Journey and What I've Learned From It redefining after 50 self-care Jul 20, 2020

Anxiety has been a part of my world and my being pretty much ever since I can remember from age 5-58 and counting. The CDC identifies several types of anxiety in children including fear of...

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THE MOST IMPORTANT ROUTINE IN MY DAY STARTS THE NIGHT BEFORE self-care Jul 10, 2020

(As published in Sixty and Me)

Everyone always talks about the importance of our morning routine, and I would agree that starting our day in an intentional way sets the stage for our...

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Seeking Counseling After 50 - The Hows and Whys redefining after 50 self-care Jul 05, 2020

Seeking counseling at any age or stage of life can be very beneficial. There is less stigma around mental health counseling overall. However, many may still see ourselves as weak if we need the...

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Top 6 Dating Mistakes After 50 redefining after 50 self-care Jun 28, 2020

The other day, a friend of mine, who happens to be the same age as my adult kids said, “Can I ask you a weird question?”

“Of course!” I said, naturally very curious.

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