Thursday, 26 September 2019

The Daily Round

Hello friends,

It's been a while, I know.

I've just returned from a glorious week in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  It was my first time there and had I known how much I'd love it, I would have booked a longer stay. But ... next time.


Isn't it wonderful to get out of our daily routine, to do something different than we did yesterday, to get away from all of it? It kind of wipes the slate clean and forces the mind to open itself up to new possibilities.


I had the usual 're-entry' issues or what you might call the 'post vacation blues' at first but pretty quickly found myself relaxing into my old routines.


In fact, I found comfort in them. And started wondering if you feel the same?  Do the daily rituals that create your life bring you satisfaction?

Do you take comfort in your day unfolding as planned?

Let me know.



Monday, 12 August 2019

Estrangement


Hello dear friends, me again.

Seven years ago my son estranged himself from us. Everything I've read since says I should let go and move on. That they seldom 're-engage' and if they do, it's not for the right reasons. It's to do with some sort of perceived financial entitlement; their 'due'.

But I hold on. I fantasize that one day he'll knock on my door (with grandchildren I've never met in tow) and explain/apologize ... and all will be well again.

My family says I'm delusional. 

They're probably right.

So I've been thinking about 'talking to someone'.  Of finding a kind therapist who will take me by the hand and lead me out of this funk I find myself in.  

It's possible I'm fantasizing again.

I don't know.

What do you think? Should I give it a shot? Have you ever felt the need to seek help in mending your broken heart?

Tell me.


Sunday, 16 June 2019

16 Months ...

The transition continues! It's been 16 months since I last coloured my greys.

Growing out the dye is a long process that tests my patience on a daily basis ... talk about delayed gratification!

But I know the day will come when all the unhealthy, brassy stuff is gone forever.

Until then, here is the BEFORE

February 2018

... and the DURING

June 2019

Looking forward (more than I can say) to the AFTER.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Osteopenia ... cont'd

It's been about a month since my last post so I thought I'd update you on what's been going on with me and my osteopenia.

When my doctor's advise fell short as to what to do moving forward, I decided to take my health into my own hands.

So ... I've been scanning the Internet, gathering information and learning, learning, learning.

There's a lot of information out there, but the best source I've found so far is the Better Bones blog written by Dr. Susan Brown. Here I found everything I needed to know, from supplements to diet and exercise, meditation, and stress management.


I feel better.

I feel hopeful.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Osteopenia

A recent bone density test (DEXA) showed that I have osteopenia.  A pretty significant loss of bone in just one year has taken me to the borderline for osteoporosis.

Image result for bone density dexa scores

My doctor suggested I start taking less calcium from supplements and more from my diet. I'm thinking of getting a second opinion.

When was your last bone density test? What did you doctor recommend?