Women growing older with grace and gusto

Category Archives: Growing and learning

On turning sixty…

Yesterday I turned sixty and decided to run away from home. In the extended time I’ve been away from writing here, I’ve been thinking and reflecting so much I thought my head would explode. I’ve dismantled some of the empty priorities I set up for my workaholic self, and am beginning to divest myself of… Continue Reading

Bitten off more than I can chew

Have you ever felt you’ve bitten off more than you can chew? I’d like my life to have the serenity and simplicity of this photograph, but at the moment it feels more like a super-sized Big Mac eaten at speed! Over Easter I took a Peace Break. It was wonderful, and it brought home to me a… Continue Reading

Scoring a 10

Wishing you all an amazing 2013, and thanks for being part of Pilgrim’s Moon. I start the year with a sordid confession: I LOVE the TV show Strictly Come Dancing. The latest series has just ended here in the UK (US version is Dancing with the Stars). In this show, celebrities pair up with professional dancers to… Continue Reading

Don’t look forward

I have an old friend, Nancy*, with whom I’ve kept in touch over the years, although not so much recently. Nancy spent the last ten years of her working life in a job she disliked. She  had a calendar upon which she quite literally ticked off each day taking her closer to retirement at 60. Then… Continue Reading

Review you!

It’s wise to understand that the best of our plans can and will get scuppered by the unforeseen. But making plans is still a good idea. This is an excellent time of year to look both backwards and forwards. Blogger Chris Guillebeau crystallised some of my ideas around reviews and resolutions with his excellent article… Continue Reading

The key to self-respect

Warmth, intimacy, peace That’s my mantra for the way I want to live in my home. I yearn to live simply and richly. Not owned by my possessions and owning only what I need or what gives me joy. And you know what? For years I’ve felt like a fraud! I talk a good talk about simplicity,… Continue Reading

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