THE FEMALE ELDER

THE FEMALE ELDER
THE FEMALE ELDER I AWOKE THIS MORNING REMEMBERING AN ANCIENT MYTH WORTH SHARING. There are many versions of this myth. Below is one I offer for you to think about. It was part of my dream. Recently my dreams have been related to coming to terms with my past as well as with the wonders and gifts that the totality of inner and outer beauty offered by Aging and the wisdom that comes with it. I like calling it (S)aging. The word "cailleach" in the Scottish-Gaelic means old woman! "coileach-oidhche" ... Read More

Unasked for Experience To a Community

Unasked for Experience To a Community
From A Voice of Unasked for Experience To a Community Who Wants to Help a Cherished Member Whose Home Has Burned, Salvaging Nothing of Material Value. (Of course, everyone lovingly wants to help NOW! I’ve changed names, places and the organization for purposes of privacy). As someone who unfortunately has had my home burn to the ground losing everything except the clothes on my back and what I considered unimportant as they were items stowed in a separate garage, I can only tell you what ... Read More

Women in America…

Women in America…
It's time to unite! With all the advances we have had in the years I've been on this earth, women's right to have control over their own bodies in the US is one of the few areas that appears to be going backwards. I am saddened and angered by the Tea Party and others attempts to roll back Roe vs Wade and to fight the beneficial work of Planned Parenthood. I want this nonsense to stop. Now! Let's all help Planned Parenthood and our communities keep advancing. Money, vocal energy, letters where they ... Read More

SAVVY SAGE TELLS YOU HOW TO STICK TO NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

SAVVY SAGE TELLS YOU HOW TO STICK TO NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
SAVVY SAGE TELLS YOU HOW TO STICK TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS The clock turn to the first day of the New Year and most of us put on the equivalent of Cinderella’s glass slipper. We magically make New Years Resolutions that in spite of years of previous experience, which mostly haven’t worked. This year we try once again. It’s part tradition and part a testament to human hope. Here are some realistic tips. Be easy and gentle on yourself and forgive yourself a backside or two. Try ... Read More

THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING

THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING
Most of us like to think we know what we are doing. We gravitate to often simplistic answers to give us the illusion that we are in control. Truth is, often we are not. We make daily decisions “as if” we know what the outcome will be. But do we? When my children were small I recall saying over and over again; “The first time is a learning experience, the second practice, the third, a mistake.” Actually, life is far more complex than that simple aphorism. We usually don’t know if an act, ... Read More

Shhh! Silent Shameful Secrets that Keep You from Having Sex

Shhh! Silent Shameful Secrets that Keep You from Having Sex
Just as with a well used car, as we age, sometimes body parts break down. Two pesky rarely addressed break-down areas are urinary and fecal incontinence. Phew! I can just hear you say. I’m not reading about this.  Truth, it’s silly to keep silent about anything fixable that interferes with life’s enjoyment. And, these issues can almost always be fixed. After carrying and producing a kid or two, women’s insides often droop and alter shape. The uterus can shift, the bladder moves and ... Read More

Aging Gracefully? Not me!

Aging Gracefully is a term that makes me want to puke. (In case you have any doubt, I can be passionate and opinionated). Aging Gracefully has become one of those politically correct terms for how Boomers, Zoomers and even their elders are supposed to fluidly dance into their twilight years. The term has been picked up and embraced by society at large; including most magazines and the web, as they frenetically seek new terms to define our currentliving longer than ever, pioneer population. How ... Read More