Does menopause last forever? Sure feels like it. 7 Tips to help

I’m sitting here sweating like a pig. Do pigs actually sweat? At the moment, I don’t really care, all I know is that this menopause phase of life is still challenging me. It’s the hot flashes, which result in interesting mood swings and insomnia, which results in handling the daily rhythms of life with a … Read moreDoes menopause last forever? Sure feels like it. 7 Tips to help

Courage, Half Birthdays + Goals

Today, November 12th, is my 52 ½ Birthday!!! For some reason, I have always loved half birthdays! It’s just another day to celebrate a good life. To celebrate the day, I am here at Lake Owen in Cable, Wisconsin at my fourth Blue Harbor Writing Retreat. I’m here with Tony who coordinates these wonderful retreats. He is working on his amazing post-capitalism book series. Also here is Shirlene, writing a mystery novel. Dana, who is writing a short story, she got finished with draft one! And Maya who is very focused on her many writing projects.

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The Power of Gratitude to Transform Life

It’s been exactly one month since the day my dear pup Echo left this earthly plane and it’s November, one of my favorite months. Both heart breaking and heart mending, at the same time. The 12th of November is my half birthday, which I love celebrating! Part of why I love November is because it’s … Read moreThe Power of Gratitude to Transform Life

Bright Spots & Landmines: An excellent #diabetes guide for all!

I saw a Facebook post by diabetes maven Michelle Pflueger Shaw and in it she and her family were on their way to a Disney vacation and Michelle posted a picture of herself with Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me, by Adam Brown. The book caught my eye.

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100 miles on the bike with #diabetes! Success!

Two weeks ago today, on June 3rd, I successfully rode 107 miles on my bicycle at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities!! Because of the 80 mile ride I successfully did on my birthday on May 12th, I had excellent confidence that I could do the ride. Much of endurance exercise is mental confidence and … Read more100 miles on the bike with #diabetes! Success!

Love, Fear and Dating for Single Ladies

It’s the month of love! I am a big fan of love. I love the earth, my dog, and my nieces. I also love cycling, cooking healthy, vegan, gluten-free food and walking my athletic dog! On top of all of this, I love taking action to make the world a more just, healthy, welcoming place … Read moreLove, Fear and Dating for Single Ladies

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