Does it feel like your life is out of balance? I know when I first became an empty nest mom ( the first time around), I was at a loss. My life felt out of balance. I’d spend hours doing a task that had no meaning for me. I was doing it just to fill… Read More The Empty Nest Mom’s Guide to Finding Life’s Balance
I love putting my hands in freshly tilled, rich, loamy soil, digging a hole to plant a seed or starter plant. Visiting it daily, waiting and watching with anticipation as it slowly pokes its head through the soil. As it peaks its head above the soil and grows, I nurture it with water, pulling the weeds… Read More Gardening: A Surprising Way to Reduce Stress
I love food. I like to cook it. I love the smell of most of it. I love the taste of it. I love the way it comforts me. I love FOOD! That’s one of the reasons I gained over 50 pounds in the last 10 years. And I’m miserable. One of the reasons I… Read More Healthy Snacks For Women Over 50
Like you, my life can be very chaotic. The dogs need out. The grandkids you promised to watch over the weekend are whining and screaming. Hubby needs help finding the mate to his sock. Dinner needs to be prepared. The bills are waiting to be paid. And on top of all that I have to… Read More 7 Creative Ways to Find Your Zen in the Chaos of Your Life
Many empty nest moms feel an almost instant loss, making them feel down and almost depressed. When this happened to me, I wasn’t interested in loving myself so much. I kind of let myself wallow in the pain of loneliness for a while. But it got to the point that I would spend hours staring… Read More 7 Ways To Boost Self Care When You’re Feeling Down
Hello Empty Nester! If you’re like me, and I know you probably are, you’ve been putting everyone’s needs first. You probably don’t think you have time or even deserve to take the time to take care of yourself. I know when I was taking care of my mom and had my adult son and his kids… Read More 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Without Going into Overwhelm
Boost Your Health With The Benefits of Tea and Honey. I admit it. I’m a tea drinker. I enjoy a cup of herbal tea with honey in my favorite teacup every morning. There’s just something about the taste that helps me get my day off to a great start. But aside from the taste there… Read More Boost Your Health With Tea and Honey
Hello Empty Nester! Now that the house is empty it’s time to take care of yourself. If you’re like me you’ve neglected yourself while taking care of everyone else. I know I managed to add a few (uh hmm, several) pounds, lost sight of who I am and basically became last on my list. That’s… Read More Does Being Healthy Mean Eating Like A Rabbit?