Can An Aging Woman Win the Fat War Through Intermittent Fasting?

According to Cynthia Thurlow, women over the age of 50 gain an average of 1.5 pounds per year. Indeed. She advocates the intermittent fasting lifestyle to her female patients. Better than any other “diet” as she says,  …it’s free, flexible, and simple. I’ve written twice recently about my JumpStart journeys —...

Curious Find: A List of Borrowed Books

When I was seven, I received my school librarian’s “most books read” award. I love the library. Free reads every day! Today, I found a “Checked out” slip for Jane Fri**** in my current read. Of the four books listed, three were thrillers, including the one I now have on my...

JumpStart to Better Mental & Spiritual Health

Investing time in a new season reset Daffodils are blooming in my garden already. They may be dusted in snow by day’s end, but the harbingers of longer, warmer days have started to announce themselves. If you’re anything like me, Spring means more than switching out winter clothes or...

JumpStart to Better Health

Logging food intake means losing weight The morning frost disappears, and I open windows to let in the fresh air of an approaching springtime. I’m reminded that soon I’ll trade my winter wardrobe for a spring one. I look down. There it is. The COVID baby. Yes, the excess fat...

The Five Love Languages: Reflections on Chapman’s Book

How we give love should fit the recipient Dad opened the cabinet door and ran a finger over the plates I’d just dried with a cotton dish towel. My older brother, younger sister, and I were tasked each night to wash and dry the dinner dishes. Criticism was always...

An Abbreviated Tale of a Happy Retiree

Just the thought of retiring can send an individual into a tailspin. Questions about money, fears about boredom, lack of confidence, loss of identity, are just a few swirling issues a person encounters when considering ending their current work situation. Facing retirement is like standing on a stony shore...

This Quitting Habit Can’t Sabotage My Writing Life

No longer shall I be the queen of unfinished things Standing in front of a wall of yarn at Michael’s, I had an epiphany. Well, not really an epiphany-epiphany, but a slap upside the head that I had no business buying another skein of yarn to disappear into my...

Rock-ing the Neighborhood: There Were No Rules

How I learned to let go of “my art” There’s a sign at my neighborhood entrance requesting painted rocks. The instructions on the sign include: paint some rocks, leave rocks around, and go find rocks. Have you seen this anywhere? I presume this idea was inspired by The Kindness Rocks...