Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks 2008

Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks 2008

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. ~ Pablo Casals

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OCTOBER 13,2011

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~~  Carl Jung

(This is very meaningful to me in thinking about-
the path my life has taken.)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The safe path is the one you already know.
It leads to where you've already been.
~~Tim Hurson 

WOW...just found this quote today on Twitter and it
hits me right dead on !!
We just changed paths in August -my husband and I.
We moved from 60 years in New York State to the
 suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. 
 A HUGE CHANGE....a brand new path.

Talk about challenging an aging brain !!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Giving Thanks Should Be For Every Day

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - JFK quote

This is a wonderful quote. What are you thankful for ?
How often do you take the time to think about what
you are thankful for ?

I try to say out loud what I am thankful for...but I
certainly don't do it often enough.
Whenever I see a homeless person...it really hits me...
all that I have .
We could all benefit from just taking a minute each day to
say " thank you ".

Friday, October 15, 2010

"Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere."

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Animals are not brethren, they are not

They are other nations, caught with ourselves in
the net of life and time.

~ Henry Beston

Found this great quote today on Twitter...thanks to marisa_herrera

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Here's some true December beauty for you.
This photo really creates a longing in my heart.
I once had a horse named Sundance.
I loved him with my whole heart.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."
~ Raymond Hull


Be true to yourself and who you really are . Stop trying to please everyone around you. It gets very tiring to have to try to please this person and that person all the time by compromising what you really feel according to what's inside of you. Each one of us wants to receive approval and acceptance from others , I know.
I suppose compromising what we really feel vs gaining others approval is okay once

in a while , but if you find you are doing it too much, then I would re-evaluate what was going on . I believe we learn this as we get older of course !!

Accept who you are without any regrets. When you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real fundamental you, you will not be happy with yourself. In this world today, do we really need something else to make us unhappy ? The path ahead , for each one of us, must first start with self- acceptance...being true to yourself. Being true to yourself does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make
decisions for you that you should make for yourself.

It's a lot easier to make the journey down the road of life day by day..if we accept who we are .
Don't you agree ??

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Overcoming Pessimism ! ! Oh Boy !!

The following is an excerpt from a blog on EverydayHealth.Com.....a great website for all kinds of health research and info .

Here is a link to the entire article--> Positive Thinking Can Increase Your Longevity



There are several simple things you can do to overcome pessimism and to develop a more positive outlook on life. When confronted with a danger such as an approaching train, we learned in school to stop, look and listen. The same three simple steps can help you overcome pessimism.

1. Stop – Accept and confront the reality that you are being pessimistic. Just as an alcoholic must first acknowledge that they have a problem with drinking before they can get better, you need to begin by acknowledging that you are being pessimistic.

2.Look – Look to see if you can view the stressors in your life from a different point of view. You may find that a more positive outlook is possible or you may realize that you need to change some of the circumstances in your life.

3. Listen – Try to get an outside or objective view of your situation. Talk about your problems with someone whose judgment you trust – a close friend, spouse, or health professional.
It is not always easy to have a positive outlook, but taking steps to overcome negative emotions will not only make your life more fulfilling and satisfying – it can also help you live longer.

Happy anti-aging!
Terry Grossman, M.D.

I really liked the way Dr Grossman put this into perspective as I am one of those individuals that tends to think negative before I think positive. Been working on this for many years now...trying to think positive...trying to be more optimistic about everything. I have certainly learned that being anxious and worrying all the time are no good for me. So I say ....Step back from emotions like worry, self-doubt, anger, self-pity and all the others that sabotage your happiness.

Have you discovered that yourself ?

For more information about longevity medicine visit Dr. Grossman’s Web sitehttp://www.grossmanwellness.com/

Sunday, August 16, 2009

GOOD QUESTION...what would YOU do ??

Here's a good question from @mikeeadams on Twitter today--->If you knew you would die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Well, that is certainly a loaded question if ever there was one. I am still thinking over several ideas in my poor old brain about this. What do YOU think?? What would YOU do.?

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This is part of a good article I just read on Age & Creativity

Staying Creative
The secret of life is staying creative. Keep your creative juices flowing and you will stay ahead of the pack.
Do different things.
The best way of staving off creative ossification is to keep doing different things. Read different books and papers. Go to different places for your holidays. Talk to different people. Listen to them and seek to synergize and synthesize. Take every opportunity to regenerate your generative powers.

The not-so geriatric effect
But what about the effects of aging. We are born with a fixed number of brain cells and they increasingly die off* after the age of 50, and even faster beyond 70.
This may be true, but, barring mental illness, the effect is miniscule in comparison with the habitual ossification effect. People who have stayed creative through their lives are way above others, not only people on the final lap but also those much younger than them. With practice, you can get better at creativity, which puts a creatively active 60 year old streets ahead of a stultified 30 year old.

Creativity even affects longevity. It has been proven that people who stay mentally active live longer even than those who stay physically active. If you go to the mental gym every day, then your alertness will keep you going longer.


So....I should try learning to play the cello shouldn't I ? Even if I try it for a few lessons..
I will open up my mind to something totally brand new.
I will create a few new dendrites in my aging brain.
I will give delight to myself for just trying !!

OKAY....What things have you done to help yourself stay creative folks ?

Saturday, August 8, 2009


It seems that most individuals who have a blog are not retired ...not in that
age group..but much younger. Marketing execs...internet specialists of all kinds, and networking whizzes. I am not in that category....not young and not technically savy by any means.
This is a crazy world . Oh yeah it is !
I 'm just thankful there is this venue here on a computer where I can express myself whenever I want to. Where I can learn more about this world and what makes people tick. Perhaps .
I love learning new things. Some things are much too complex for me...and somethings I can wade my way through ..coming out the other side with some bit of knowledge or some new fact that I didn 't know before. Keeping the brain cells firing ...that's very important when you are older. We want to use that brain ...to keep it working as long as we can.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wisdom From Hubert Humphrey

"The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped."

Thank you, Mr. Humphrey....
This statement should be on a giant sign in the foyer of Congress as the members enter the building every day.

Monday, July 27, 2009


"In this land called Paradise you must walk in many men's shoes .

Bigotry & hatred are enemies to us all..
Grace , mercy and forgiveness help a man walk tall. "

---- from Walk Tall ----by John Mellencamp


So....can you honestly tell me those words aren't words we should live by ??
Can you imagine a world with much MORE grace, mercy and forgiveness ?

Monday, July 13, 2009

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


SOME GREAT QUOTES THAT I LOVE....what do you think ???

1. When you chase happiness it can be frustratingly elusive. Once you arrive at where you thought it would be, it has sped off to somewhere else. ( Parade Magazine )

2. " Focus on what you are moving toward rather than what you are leaving behind. "
Alan Cohen

3. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.~~~~~ Theodore Issac Rubin

4. Amazing how the right person at the right time can just show up in our lives, be a blessing and then leave.

5. "Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, They think of you."~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

6. " We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."!! ~~~~Samuel Ullman

7. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. ~Confucius~

8. I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. ~` Pablo Casals


Saturday, July 4, 2009


Integrity When you think of someone with integrity you think of someone who always does the right thing in the right way. You can trust them because when they give you their word, they keep it. They will share the truth with you, even when the truth hurts. They look at a situation and do what is right, not what is easy or popular. Our culture today has redefined integrity and, unfortunately, now people will say someone has integrity when that person does what they want them to do, not when they do what is right! People with integrity care about what is right, not WHO is right.

Thanks to.....
Philosophy of Today's World