Everlasting Grief

My husband and I went nowhere yesterday, sticking close to home and each other. Some days just can’t be shared. June 28, 1976, our son, Robert Lee Logan, was born. He was not healthy and died the next day, June 29. You’d think that after all these years it might be a distant, less painful, memory, but every year his death comes rushing back with full force. We lost our child; now we are faced with the loss of his never-to-be... Read More

Second Blooming Impacts Lives

I recently taught (guided, really) a 3-hour class on Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters after Fifty. Just two women attended, so it was intimate and wonderful. It was a safe place for exploring our lives in a deep, productive way. After two hours, one woman admitted she had contemplated suicide this year. The other, who was in her fifties, just wanted to look ahead and decide if she should do something new and different with... Read More

Kindness Has Lasting Power

On April 29, 2014, it started raining in northwest Florida. It rained and rained, including 6 inches in just one hour, with the most unbelievable lightning display of my lifetime. It rained for 24 hours, accumulating to two feet by the second morning. When I looked across the street at the church, it appeared to rise from the middle of a lake. Water gushed over the lot next door into the bayou. Our driveway which is raised had... Read More

Do you really want to “reinvent” yourself?

Reinvent yourself! This seems to be the hot advice lately, but I think it has led many a woman to cast off parts of herself and her life unnecessarily. This push to “reinvent” myself rubs me the wrong way, making it sound like I’m not good enough as I am, that I need a total re-do to have any value. I have spent my life studying, learning, listening, working, and gaining experience. As a navy wife, we moved often, and at each... Read More

Be Grateful – It’s Good for You!

Being grateful for the good things in life, whether small or large, is good for you. Gratitude is an acknowledgement of your blessings, such as good service, a new grandchild, or a lovely dinner someone cooks for you. Being thankful is just one part of the equation, though; expressing your thanks verbally or by writing a note completes the circle. And the best part? Gratitude enhances your physical and mental health! The more you look for and... Read More

Authentic Success

  Defining success is tricky. There is worldly success, whereby you are judged (or you judge yourself) by external standards such as fame, money, beauty, or talent. But even more important is authentic success, or becoming the most capable woman you were meant to be with your special gifts. Instead of looking outside of yourself, you look internally to your personal values. What matters to you? Are you living your life accordingly? Keep in... Read More