Do you ever want to run away somewhere and hide from everything, as if that will make all the bad stuff magically disappear?

Sometimes I feel that way, though I don’t think I have any right to.

My cancer was diagnosed in the early stages.  I had ample insurance coverage and medical care.  I was and continue to be blessed with loving, supportive family.

Whether it’s a blessing or not, I have a fighting spirit.

But if the tables were turned, if the disease had spread, if I couldn’t afford that medical team, would I feel the same?  Would I still want to fight?

Continue reading “GIVING UP”


 You may already be doing some kind of cardiovascular activity. That’s great and will help keep your heart, lungs and circulatory system running like a well-tuned sports car!

In addition to the engine, it’s important to spend a little love on the other moving parts.  Keeping the doors opening and closing, hinges lubricated and flexible, and the frame strong to keep your wheels turning for the long haul.

So let’s get rolling!

Continue reading “READY, SET, STRENGTH TRAIN!”


Am I the only one here who sleeps with a fan going year round?

Anyone else standing by open windows in January?  Shedding clothes in the supermarket line?

Can I get a show of hands if you’re blotting sweat from your face when all you did was…well…nothing?

Anyone else changing soaked bed sheets in the middle of the night?

Welcome to the wonderful world of menopause, be it natural or forced.

Continue reading “ANATOMY OF A HOT FLASH”