Delightful Imperfection

Delightful Imperfection

On its Very Best Day, social media is a double-edged sword. It can be all too easy to forget that what we see isn’t actually real, but is artfully curated through the use of make-up, cropping tricks, filters, and other Hollywood-comes-to-Main-Street trickery. I...
Of Captains and Divas

Of Captains and Divas

I am “une femme d’un certain âge” who tries her best to live authentically and out loud. Further, I am proud to be one, as it takes grit, determination, and a certain willingness to ignore opinions that do not serve you well to reach this stage of life. Along...
Time in the Garden

Time in the Garden

If I’m being honest, while I am an enthusiastic gardener, I am not a talented one. I lack patience and gardening is not something that rewards shortcuts. I often stick plants in the dirt without properly mixing the soil (I live in red clay country), adding mulch...
Summer Joy Check-In!

Summer Joy Check-In!

Hello, Divas-in-Training! We’re in the midst of the back to school season, so it’s a great time to have a little Diva Self-Care Check-In. For many of us, we’ve been very, VERY busy taking care of others in our lives, especially if they’re...
Eating Better

Eating Better

I had grand plans for the last week that were scuttled by an incredibly inconvenient and intense flare of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I am a woman of a certain age and that comes with a variety of challenges that I manage to (mostly) keep at bay. But gracious...
Taking Your Time

Taking Your Time

Yesterday, July 24, was International Self-Care Day. I had planned to post then, but I was so busy making and taking time to look after myself, that I simply put it off until today. Something about that just seems incredibly appropriate, doesn’t it? Here at...