Ready to head to Europe for a summer? Here’s my insider secrets to easily pack for a six week summer European trip. European weather can be notoriously changeable but being prepared is easier than you think! First of all, what size bag should you take? The choices are overwhelming. If…

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The Truth About Travel Abroad? It’s a Game Changer!

What comes to your mind when you think of travel abroad. Does the word conjure up dreamy vacations by the beach or hustling through a big city soaking up the sights. Is traveling to a foreign country on your someday bucket list? If you’re like me “travel” used to mean…

What’s the Secret to Happily Thriving Over 50?

I belong to a great Facebook group for women over 50. It’s a safe place to share what’s happening in your life, find support and get immediate feedback. New grandbabies, relationship troubles and health scares are all on the table. This group is a microcosm of what we go through…

The 8 Self Help Books You Need to Play Life Coach

  My recommendations for the 8 self help books you need to play your own life coach come from personal experience. I took my first step restarting my life began over a decade ago. I remember reading one of Dr. Phil’s self help books – “Self Matters”. At the time…

Discover Delicious Magical Bruges on a Weekend Break

If you haven’t been to the historic city centre of Bruges; otherwise known as the Venice of the north, why not plan a visit soon? You may have seen dreamy pictures of canals and the distinctive Flemish architecture of Brugge but experiencing it for yourself is a must. I’d heard of…

6 Sure Fire Tips to Conquer Swimsuit Season Anxiety

Ah swimsuit season. We anticipate the promise of sunny days but dread the anxiety of finding, fitting and flaunting our swimwear don’t we? I’m not even going to pretend I’m cool about shopping for, let alone trying on a swimsuit. In fact I’ve managed to avoid hitting the dressing rooms…