Don’t Mistake Movement for Progress…

Denzel Washington is quoted as saying “Don’t mistake movement for progress; You can run in place and not go anywhere.” Sometimes when I’m facing a major change in my life I describe the feeling as walking on the bottom of the ocean. Each step is slow motion, tedious...

What Are You “Tethered” By?

Being a successful woman isn’t an easy job…but it’s sure fun! First of all, what is “success” to you?  I’m not necessarily talking about money, big cars and houses, a great retirement IRA. The “success” I’m talking about is having the strength, the confidence, the...

Simple is Not Always Easy

There are many times in our lives that we decide to take action in an area that is touted by advertisers (and sometimes by friends) as Simple. Daily exercise is one of those things for me; changing my eating habits and losing weight are a couple more. What’s so hard...

How Are We Like Circus Elephants?

When a baby elephant is born into a circus it is tethered to a spike in the ground by a heavy chain. Eventually the huge (enormous!) adult animal is tethered to the spike with a rope…which she could easily break. But, because of conditioning, she thinks the rope is as...

I Only Expect the Best

“The Second 53 Years” podcast, web site and blog have been building in my mind and in my heart for twelve years… It was 1992, when I was fifty-three years old, that I chose to begin living my Authentic Life. At that time I had been married 34 years. Our son was grown...