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.

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The universal power of forgiveness

    Today, at sundown, is the start of my judgment day. Not me alone, but all of the members of my faith community of Judaism.  Tonight is Rosh Hashanah (Jewish holidays…

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

    As summer turns to autumn and it’s time to lay away your summer dresses and sandals to make room for warm woolen leggings and stylish ankle boots, this organizational transition…

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The joy of an unconventional family wedding

    My husband Sheldon Good and I, both widowed fairly young, have a great big beautiful blended family. We have four children between us (one son passed away) and 24 grandchildren.…

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Why I wear a red string around my wrist

    I am very fortunate. I have an interesting circle of friends and acquaintances from all walks of life. Americans who are Asian, Hispanic and black, and people on almost every…

Wisdom From a Mother to a Daughter

Words of wisdom passed from a mother to a daughter

Honey’s Mom at Honey’s ST. John Knits Events in August 2016 As you know, I draw my Good Morning Stories from my past experiences. I begin searching my mind, days before I…

Rethinking Your Group of Friends After 50

Branching Out Of My Group and Spreading My Wings

By: Susan “Honey” Good It is early morning in Montreal, Canada. All is still at the Ritz, our home away from home for the next three days… except for my mind. It…

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How To Hire A Caregiver

  A caregiver is a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a sick, elderly or disabled parent. The realization that our parent needs outside care sends an unsettling feeling…

Giving Your Pet Away

Giving Your Pet Away

Last Sunday, Orchid and I took our early morning stroll. We stopped in the park behind Chicago’s prized Museum of Contemporary Art. I let Orchid off her leash and off she ran,…