Life & Wisdom

Read Honey’s take on “old-age survival” and reflections on dealing with life changes – from deeply personal stories about widowhood, surviving cancer, and overcoming losses to a lighter, often humorous look at the little everyday challenges encountered by women after the age of 50, like surviving a semi-retired husband or pessimistic friends who try to drag you down, bearing with trivial problems and maintaining your sanity during the holiday season.

An Autumn Tune-Up of the Feng Shui in Your Home

Moving From ‘Shangrila’ As I wrote in my last Elsewhere article, my Ultimate Concierge and I recently sold our second home, Shangrila, in California. When unpacking the 83 boxes we brought back…

How to Adjust to Life in Elsewhere…

Darling, last July, after living in isolation for four months because of COVID-19, I came to the sad realization my lifestyle was not about to change anytime soon. I felt I was…

Why I Named My Pooch, America Good!

Why I Named My Pooch, America Good! It is Tuesday morning, election day in the United States of America. You will read my story Thursday, two days after the election; though I…

How to Teach Your Dog to Recognize Their Name

This article was written by Steffi Trott – Founder of SpiritDog Training! Enjoy.  How to Teach Your Dog to Recognize Their Name Teaching dogs to recognize their name is one the best…

Moving Homes Requires a Plan and Focus!

We sold and closed on our second home in California in a week! We chose to sell the Shangrila furnished. I wanted to take all of our personal possessions because every piece…

The Tricks and Treats of Life After 50

Happy (almost) Halloween, darling!   Today has me pondering the tricks and treat of life after 50. There are so many things I relish about being a visible, vibrant woman after 50……

Yourself, Selfies, and Your Enchanted Self

Yourself, Selfies, and Your Enchanted Self The expression, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken,” is the reality that shocks and pleases. On one hand, we might have wished to be someone else,…

How Life Has Changed Forever Since COVID-19

I often think about how life has changed forever since COVID-19… I wake up squeezed and entangled between my Ultimate Concierge and our pooch, America. They are breathing in unison and ever…

4 Signs of Ageism in the Workplace and How to Best Handle It

Are you considering getting back into the workplace or finding a new job? Or maybe, you have a job already but are struggling with a ‘hidden’ problem… Today, our guest contributor, Marie…