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Hating My Arms

My best friend Eva and I both celebrated milestone birthdays within the last couple of weeks.

We were chatting on the phone, deciding to get together for a celebratory glass of wine. The subject of aging came up. More to…

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Turning 60 at 35

Today is my birthday. I’m sixty. Sixty freaking years old!! How the hell did that happen?


I keep reminding myself because I can’t believe it’s true. I feel 30 inside - except when I bend down, but that's not what

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The Masterclass on Staying Young

I met a man last weekend that inspired me to no end. His name is Mel Zajac, and he is 94 years old.


I spoke to him for less than a minute, but he shared so much wisdom I wanted…

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Your Voice Doesn't Come with a Mute Button

Stifle yourself. Be seen and not heard. No one cares what you think! Those phrases are woven into the fabric of a woman's life. Your voice doesn't come with a mute button. You have a story to tell. An opinion…

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Looking up and other Life Lessons

I’ve been thinking of my sister Joyce more than usual lately. The Anniversary of her was a couple of weeks ago.


As sisters, you would think we would have enjoyed a lifetime together. But that wasn’t the case for us…

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Help! I've hit the Pandemic Wall

I don’t know about you, but for me, spring can’t come soon enough. The dark rainy days of winter are hard enough during regular times. But during a pandemic, they can be brutal. 


Everyone I talk to is at their…

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Rekindle the Love for Your Goals in 2021

You don’t bring me flowers. You don’t sing me love songs.

How do we rekindle our love for the goals we set at the beginning of the year? 

Yup. It’s mid-January, and the honeymoon is over. The love-filled gaze of…

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I've been reading Jim Kwik's "Limitless." Essential reading if you ask me. One of the 'Lies" he says we're told is "Knowledge is power." It isn't. Know it alls aren't powerful. They're jerks. This month we're talking about goals and…

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That's a Wrap!

When I look back at 2020 at first glance it seems as though I did nothing. The goals I had at the beginning of the year stand out like glowing reminders of my incompetence. Well, that’s depressing. Then I thought…

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The Best Worst Christmas Ever

It was the worst Christmas ever. Christmas 2002. 


My children were coming for an overnight stay. I didn’t see them often, so I was excited. At the same time, I was desperate. We didn’t have two pennies to rub together.…

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Not very long ago I was there. Ready to give up.  What's the point? Nobody is listening, anyway. Why not quit everything and live your life in peace. Who is gonna care? 




I was in a real state. Tired…

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Having Vertigo - What it Taught Me


2020 has been a year and a half, hasn't it? So much has happened that it's hard to keep track. There have been good things and not so good things. The virus sits in the latter category.  


But there have

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Why You Should be More Like a Dandelion

What comes to mind when you think of the lowly dandelion? A pesky weed that breaks up the putting green? Or are you a forager and see a bitter tea or greens for dinner? 


The mighty dandelion is one of…

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The Day My Past and Present Met at a Funeral

Last week I attended the funeral of a friend who passed away from a sudden heart attack. It was sobering, to say the least. Most of us in attendance were gobsmacked. Michael’s death touched us all in a profound…

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Finding My Mojo 


I haven’t written in a while. In a long while. It’s not as though I have nothing to write about. I do. I have two wonderful interviews with artists waiting for me to do something…

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Complaining Cayla Makes a Vow

Are you a complainer? Do you have the complaints department on speed dial? I know I can be at times. I complain about the government. And not my own country! I can complain about finances. A lack of things to…

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We’ve all seen the meme. A picture of Audrey Hepburn or Lucille Ball and the caption “In a world full of Kardashians be an Audrey or a Lucy.” Or to be blunt, have some class. 

But I’d like…

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2019 - The year of self-indulgence. The good kind.

Self-care is important. It ought to be our priority. It’s that whole your oxygen mask first idea. Take care of yourself and you’re better equipped to take care of others. And yet if you’re like me, self-care feels selfish. Indulgent.…

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Growing into 2019

Happy New Year to you! Before getting into the blog, I want you to wish you a fabulous 2019. Full of love, laughter and Divalicious goodness!


When I look over the entire year of 2018 it’s a much…

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