Category Archives: life

Visiting Russia on a Baltic Cruise

One place I never thought I’d go was Russia — but I spent two days in St. Petersburg on a recent Baltic cruise. And it wasn’t anything like I imagined. For starters, it snowed there in May!

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Amazing Copenhagen on a Baltic Cruise

My friend and I took a two-week trip to the Baltic in May on the Regal Princess, and this was the first time it ever snowed on a cruise!  Copenhagen was amazing, Russia was COLD — and, as always, it … Continue reading

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Adventure Awaits: First 90 Days Progress on My Theme for 2019

My one little word for 2019 turned out to be two words — Adventure Awaits. Since 2018 was a rather challenging year that was not full of fun activities, decided to go for the gusto this year and actively pursue … Continue reading

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Do a Body Composition Test, See How Much Fat and Muscle You Have

I had the chance to get a free body composition test at work and the results provided an eye-opening opportunity to see exactly how much fat, water and lean tissue I have — plus an indicator of metabolic rate.

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My One Word for 2019 is Actually Two Words

Once again, my “one word” for the new year is actually two words… and I’m a little late finding exactly the right thing. But that’s OK!

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World Kindness Day and Random Acts of Kindness I’ve Received in the Past Month

World Kindness Day is celebrated November 13, and to commemorate that day I want to pass along the much-appreciated random acts of kindness that people in my world have done for me in the past month.

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Things We Love About You: No-Cost Birthday Gift is Heartwarming

Years ago, I had an idea for a coworker — and friend’s — birthday gift. (Probably read it somewhere and have totally forgotten the source.) It cost nothing, it’s very positive and uplifting, one or more than one person can … Continue reading

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An Adventure: Hurricane Evacuation with Elderly Parents

Hurricane Florence was a threat to Charleston, S.C.,  where I live — and where my 91- and 93-year-old parents’ retirement center is — so when the South Carolina governor issued a mandatory evacuation in September 2018, we had to head … Continue reading

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15 Ways to Find Good Books to Read

If you’re an avid reader, there’s nothing worse than to finish a book and not have another one waiting. Check out 15 ways to find good books to read.

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First Acupuncture Experience: It Didn’t Hurt

I’ve always been curious about acupuncture and have friends who swear it cures about everything you can think of. So when a new franchise acupuncture place opened nearby and offered a free first acupuncture session, I jumped at the chance.

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