Ghourls’ Night In

We all remember the witches from the fairy tales of our youth, or the movies we watched as teenagers. They were generally a pretty frightening bunch of ladies, all seeming to have a score to settle. Dark and a little bitter might be okay for chocolate but whose got time for the whole bitch-on-a-broomstick thing…

Grounding

I spent a few very pleasant hours this sunny autumn afternoon grounding myself in nature. It’s something I don’t do as often as I’d like, or should. If only I would remember how good it is for me to get away from my work/the tech screens and out of my head. Being outside, whether rain…

When Dreams Have Been On Hold

I am in such a rare place in life; a truly sweet spot. There is no telling how long it will last so I want to enjoy it as much as I possibly can. An artist whose work I admire posted this on her Facebook timeline a few days ago. I play this game with…

AN UNCERTAIN CERTAINTY

I don’t know what marketing genius came up with the catch phrase “women of a certain age” to soft soap those of us in midlife and beyond. I only know it never caught me. To embrace the MAD Goddess within is not about a number. It’s not about turning a certain age, it’s about reaching…

LIFE UNSCHEDULED

I’ve been carrying out some practical assessment lately, something we old broads do more and more often as age creeps up.  When I quit my day job five years ago to freelance from home on a semi-retired scheduled, I became – well – lazy.  In my defense, midlife hit me with a shit-storm akin to…