The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Sylvia Wesley! Enjoy! WHO are you? I’m a 61-year-old white woman—wife, mother, nurse, and pseudo-bon vivant! WHAT is your One Brave Thing? Sometimes I feel like just living every day is a Brave Thing and it is difficult to choose a single event!  As a nurse, it seems like so many … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

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Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)

When I was in elementary school, I was in a new school every year. Every. Single. Year. No, my parents weren't in the military. My father was disabled, and when money got tight, we got moving. Kindergarten: The Hancock in Medford. First grade and half of second: The Emerson in Malden. Last half of second … Continue reading Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)

An old dog, a new (cheap) trick (part one)

You know how they say that your tastes change as you get older? I have found this to be true in my own life. I never liked cheese on my pizza. When I was little, maybe 4 or 5 years old, my parents used to scrape it off (and onto their own slices, I imagine) … Continue reading An old dog, a new (cheap) trick (part one)

Metamorphing

I am not exactly sure if  'metamorphing' is the correct word; maybe 'morphing' would suffice. I only know that this year of being 50 has been much different from what I expected. My forties were a decade of furiosity, including but not limited to: furious writing, reading, cooking, baking, yoga-ing (walking, hula-hooping, Wii-dancing and other … Continue reading Metamorphing

50: The year I got old

I was thinking about how I have been in a funk these past several weeks, when I realized, no, it's actually been several months now that I've been feeling this way.  I realized what is partly affecting my mood and my decisions is this: I feel old. My skin looks old. All of my joints … Continue reading 50: The year I got old

Choose happiness

I read about Liz Gilbert's Happiness Jar idea last year when I was turning 50. I thought it was a great idea. I thought I would do it. I did not do it. Today, I was thinking about how I used to get on the scale every day, so I could nip any pesky post-Weight … Continue reading Choose happiness

Resolutions

I remember getting to the end of 2011 and thinking "What an awful year this has been," and hoping 2012 would be better. Fast forward one year: I remember getting to the end of 2012 and thinking, "What an awful year this has been," and hoping 2013 would be better. I'm sensing a pattern here, … Continue reading Resolutions