• Empowered Women Empower Women
    Just My Opinion,  Other Side of 40

    Empowered Women Empower Women

    As I wrote a few weeks ago,  I grew up with a small number of strong female role models available. I had my grandmother and watched other empowered women like Carrie Fisher and Mary Tyler Moore. I didn’t want to accept whatever people perceived to be my lot in life. Growing up, I was taught to believe that I could do just about anything I wanted to do or to be. I was raised by a strong, faith-based,  family-centered women who not only taught but empowered me to believe that. They showed me through their actions and intentions as well through their achievements. However, it was more than just happy…

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  • Not That Type of Girl
    Just My Opinion,  Other Side of 40

    Not That Type of Girl

    Back in the 70’s and 80’s, many young girls growing up dreamed of being a princess, a wife, a mother and usually involved marrying Prince Charming. They loved to wear dresses and play with their dolls/Barbies. I’m not that type of girl. I wanted to play sports, to be an athlete. I didn’t mind getting dirty. I didn’t want to be the Princess who was saved by Prince Charming. I wanted to save myself. I wanted to be involved in the action. The Day Everything Changed It wasn’t until I saw first saw Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia that I realized I COULD BE that type of princess. It was…

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  • Other Side of 40,  Perimenopause & Lady Parts

    This is 44

    Today, I say goodbye to 43 and hello to Year 44! Woohoo … I’m still here! I have reached an age where I know exactly WHO I am and what I want to accomplish in my life. I’m not afraid to be my real, authentic self. It’s true that between the mood swings, night sweats and gray hairs that refuse to leave… I’m a HOT MESS, Y’all! (Thanks Perimenopause) However, this is what happens as you get older. So, it’s time to embrace all the wacky things my brain and my body is doing. (or in some cases NOT doing) I’m wiser, more knowledgable about life, and ready to take on…

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