I’m Frustrated with Technology!

I’m frustrated with technology in general, but especially with my Women’s Wisdom website. A few days ago, I added information on a book review on Women’s Wisdom: Pass It On! published in Emerald Coast Magazine. When I posted it, the letters were huge, probably size 24, when all I wanted was the normal 12. No matter what I tried, I …

Passing on the Inspiration

I was asked to give the prayer at our Council on Aging’s major fundraiser when neither the chaplain nor the rabbi could do it. Much to my surprise, it turned out to be a lovely, unexpected lesson in “passing on the inspiration.” Wednesday evening, I Googled “nondenominational prayers” and was shown a long listing. However, they all turned out to …

The Collective Power of Women

The collective power of women. What’s that all about? For women in this two-county area, it means that we have awarded 77 grants to 60 nonprofit organizations for a total of $8,318,000. And yesterday, October 15, we gave another $1,077,000 to ten more nonprofits! What an exciting and rewarding day, the culmination of a year’s work. How did this happen? …

I’m a Happy Writer!

“Congratulations!” the email said. “It is a great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the following book and category: Women’s Wisdom: Pass It On! in the Personal Growth/Development Category. There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high quality writing, design and market …

Don’t Be Caught Speechless!

Have you ever been caught speechless? I certainly have. Even though I taught elementary school, college classes, and conducted business seminars, I was comfortable only as long as I had a lesson plan. But impromptu or socially? My fear of unplanned speaking was limiting my life! I could have saved myself a lot of grief  by joining Toastmasters International decades …

Altruism Benefits All of Us

Altruism has been abundantly in view during the Harvey and Irma disasters. People with shallow-draft boats, for instance, went wherever needed to rescue those in danger from fast-rising floods. Kindness was exhibited to scared adults and children alike. Pets were handled gently by those who knew their value to families. Divisions disappeared; there was no room for racial issues for …

Find Your Life Purpose

I found my life purpose. Have you? Some people are born knowing what they are supposed to do, like my sister, Carol, who always wanted to be a nurse. I always knew I did not want to be a nurse! Our life lines look very different, hers a straight line and mine an upside down pyramid. How did I eventually …

What’s Your Purpose in Life?

“I lost my purpose after I retired. My children were grown and gone and my husband traveled a lot, so who cared if I started drinking at noon?” After thirty-two years in the workplace, Ava (not her real name) found herself adrift and soon an alcoholic. Her son stopped by the house on his way to work one morning to …