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Saying “Yes” to the Ponytail

I have been blessed with good hair.  My hair is long and curly.  It literally takes me five mins to dry.  Not because it's easy (well, in some respects it is), but more that I'm lazy and I don't know how to properly style my hair.  In that sense, my curly hair, when...

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It’s My Birthday–I’ll Party if I Want to!

It’s My Birthday–I’ll Party if I Want to!

I felt a tug-of-war inside at celebrating fifty: I wanted to celebrate but had been hesitant to do so. I pushed aside my mind and listened instead to my heart. I chose the part of me that wanted to feel joy, a new and different focus.  COVID Considerations As I...

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Shedding My Skin

Shedding My Skin

Join me as I share how it felt to literally shed my skin whilst also figuratively shedding my skin. As most of you know, getting older has been on my mind.  Actually, I'm not as concerned about the number—turning fifty has happened. I can't fight it. ...

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Fabulous at 50

Fabulous at 50

I am fifty. Writing that down—or saying it out loud—blows my mind!  How did I get here?  “Do I feel fifty?” you ask. Hell no! I feel a little bit like my true four-year-old self, and I feel a bit like my chubby ten-year-old self, a little like my fun...

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London Calling

London Calling

I love to travel. I love adventure. I love Europe. And I LOVE LONDON.  Being in that city makes me come alive.  (Rock out to The Clash's epic hit, London Calling here.) It’s hard to put into words but just walking around London envelopes me in sheer...

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Is It Mercury Retrograde or Is It Me?

Is It Mercury Retrograde or Is It Me?

This month has been a doozy! "Why," you ask?  I have had so much anger.  You know that voice in your head that argues and screams at everyone who frustrates you. You know the one, right? The one that is always right.  Well, she has been on loudspeaker...

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FabOver40 Beauty Contest Results

FabOver40 Beauty Contest Results

The quarter-final results of the FabOver40 beauty competition came in while I was on a business trip abroad: I came in second.  Not gonna lie—I am disappointed.  And I felt the aftereffects of being seven hours ahead of my family and friends in Canada and...

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Putting Myself Out There…in a Beauty Competition! WTF?

Putting Myself Out There…in a Beauty Competition! WTF?

Yes, you read that correctly: A BEAUTY COMPETITION for women over FORTY!  You may be thinking, “What the F--is she doing?” I don’t know. Maybe I’m going through a mid-life crisis or something. Yep. But I did it anyway, running in a FabOver40 beauty competition. I...

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Why I’m a Bad Indian

Why I’m a Bad Indian

I am not a good Indian.  I don’t have the life that my parents, my grandparents, or everyone thought I would have—including me.  You’ve read my definition of a good Indian and in this post, we’re going to explore why that isn’t me. In fact, I would go so far...

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What is a Good Indian?

What is a Good Indian?

Growing up, a good Indian was a child who listened to her parents.  I listened to my parents…most of the time.  Actually, I was a pretty damn good Indian.  Always helpful.  Always considerate.  Most of the time kind. But I didn’t always want...

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