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Perspectives

depression is no laughing matter

Depression is No Laughing Matter

If it weren’t for my sense of humor, depression would have killed me decades ago. To simplify things, let’s say that there are two kinds of depression: situational depression (brought on by a recent event), and clinical depression (chock-full of lots of other items). Everyone gets onboarded to situational depression throughout their lifetime; it’s natural, and to be expected, when someone dies, a relationship ends, or you discover that you’ve already finished off that box

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Having Kids is a Blessing—But So is Not Having Kids

Having kids is a blessing, but so is not having kids. Aside from the obvious of being able to focus more on your career, other things about women without children are often taken for granted. For example, we make the best friends because we give 100 percent of our undivided attention. We have room in our lives and hearts to take in stray animals. And on a very serious note, seeing what’s going on in

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Metal Detecting….Not Just for the Boys

Metal Detecting has long been considered a man’s outdoor sport, but what about us ladies? Shouldn’t we get to be Pirates too? That’s the answer I told myself on my 40th birthday while pondering what my gift would be to me that year! A Need for Change or a New Kind of Sanity Call it a change of life, or insanity, but I wanted to find a way to get some exercise and be rewarded

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new world pandemic

New World Through The Pandemic

Technology has seen its wrath this year, with warehouse shutdowns and company adjustments operating through the pandemic COVID-19. Remember back in February 2020 — fear and uncertainty rattled the best of us well-intended individuals — to stay inside, order groceries, with guilt that someone is working for our needs. If you needed to leave the house, you automatically conformed to an exit and return to the home checklist of hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and reduced

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The Obsession of Youth and Falsification of Advertising

Hey Ladies, As a patron of the beauty and fashion industry, I get the fact that advertising gets better results by taking the safe route by casting beautiful, flawless young models with a so-called perfect body! This country in particular has continually endorsed what they perceive to emphasize on the American Dream to sell clothes, beauty products, and what they believe to be pleasing to the eye. It’s little wonder teens are starving themselves to

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Misunderstanding of turning 50

The Misunderstanding of Turning Fifty

Have you noticed or heard of how many women feel as though they have lost it all at fifty? It starts a few months before turning fifty. They get sad and feel as though they no longer have the looks, the energy, or time to do or involve themselves with anything or anyone. What’s wrong with these women? As someone who is over the threshold of fifty, I can certainly tell you that life is

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How to Make New Friends (And Hold On to The Old Ones).

As we pass through life’s milestones, starting families and getting older, making friends can seem like an unusually difficult task. With no schoolyard or campus as grounds for fraternizing, there’s no natural congregation of girls that normally forge bonds in your earlier years. For some of us, making friends with other women doesn’t come naturally at all. In my younger years, I had introverted tendencies, with my favorite hangout being a quiet corner with a

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