Category Archives: Personal growth

The magic of touching whales: Baja Gray Whale Eco-tour and Wellness Retreat

My friend Jeanne Teleia is in love with whales, so much so that she researched and recently offered a Baja Gray Whale Wellness and Inspiration Retreat in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of Baja Mexico. I like whale … Continue reading

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Lessons learned on my first trip to Mexico

I’m in Baja, Mexico for an EcoTour camp and Wellness Retreat to see whales. This is my first time visiting any country in Central or South America, so I feel some trepidation mixed with excitement. Every opportunity to travel provides … Continue reading

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Parasailing in Paradise – UFO Parasailing in Kona

I so enjoyed having my daughters and nieces visiting me on the Big Island over the holidays. Actually, who am I kidding? They weren’t really visiting me as much as the island. There were only three of them here at … Continue reading

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Dating after 65

I’m tiptoeing back into the dating game after 30 years on the sidelines. It’s a very different world out there. In 1988, there was no such thing as dating apps. We used singles magazines and newspaper personals. After my divorce … Continue reading

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Making new family traditions in Boulder Junction, WI

This year is the 64th year my extended family has been going to the same lake for vacation. (See Family Traditions – 63 years at the lake near Boulder Junction WI.) We’ve been enjoying the same family activities every year through … Continue reading

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Tattoo Parlor and a New Life

Well, I’m doing it – starting life over again with a new freedom, a new independence, and by myself. It’s another new chapter in my life. My close friends say it’s a whole new book. We’ll see. My daughters have … Continue reading

Posted in Being present, daughters, getting out of my comfort zone, gratitude, life choices, living full out, Mother-daughter bonding, Personal growth, Positive Thinking/Choose Your Attitude, self care, Trust-Ask-Accept with Gratitude | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Translating yoga into surfing

When I got back from Murano, the thing I most wanted to do was yoga with my nurturing teacher, Anita. It felt so good to be back, focusing on form, breathing, and the meditation that comes with Shavasana. Despite my … Continue reading

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