FOREVER A STUDENT OF LIFE

I just arrived home from Boston, MA where I attended An Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) conference. The general session speakers were phenomenal and the breakout sessions that I attended were informative and worth the time spent to learn new strategies. Presenters at the conference were energetic and knowledgeable. General Session speakers were Jill Biden, Ret. Gen. Colin Powell and Manny Scott. Each speaker appealed to all educators to build relationships with their students’, so they could look beyond past what’s seen on the outside and look into the hearts of their student, to touch their minds. What a concept! We as educators understand the concept, but to really be able to do it on a consistent basis is the difficulty. Reflecting on our own biases and understanding who we are not just as educators but as human beings one human being to another was the central theme of this conference. Being a life long learner is a part of Aging with Grace & Elegance
(AGE).
Jill Biden

Ret. Gen. Colin Powell

Manny Scott

Healthy and Making It Happen

Haven’t posted lately due to time constraints and family responsibilities.  After eating healthy and being active for the past few months to get in shape for summer, its time to look at the makeup aspect.  This youtube video impressed me and I thought I would share it with my audience.  This is for women over 50 and I really like the way she shows how to make it come together and gave all the aspects of how to apply and look your best.  Enjoy and like this for myself and the makeup artist.  Remember Aging with Grace & Elegance (AGE).

Daily Tasting

I’m becoming more responsible about my eating habits.  After all the exercise I realize without tweaking my eating habits I’m not going to lose any weight.  Eating healthy will lead to better health, lower blood pressure, lower body mass, stronger bones and a better quality of life.  Just wanted to share some of the dishes I’ve had for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I’m going to be honest and share the first one which is a big NO! NO! This is not what you want to eat for dinner when trying to get healthy.  It’s a polish sausage and fries.  I thought since it was on a whole grain roll and I had apple sauce and water this was maybe, Ok. Just kidding.  Don’t do it.

Now here’s where I really got serious

Breakfast                                                             

                                                                           Lunch                              Dinner all protein and veggies

 

Also, check out this site by the Center for Disease Control.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/index.html

Morning Teasers

It’s a tiring job but somebody’s got to do it.  I’m making it my mission to stay as active as possible.  There are reasons why I make this declaration. 

  1. Waking up and getting up each morning because it beats the alternative. 
  2. Drinking 8-16 oz. of water each morning when rising.
  3. Stretching for 5-10 minutes each morning.
  4. Daily workout (find one that works for you).
  5. Daily walking of 1-2 miles is an excellent source of exercise.
  6. Riding a bicycle around the neighborhood.
  7. Dancing is another source of exercise that I do on a regular basis.
  8. Reading a scripture and/or meditating is an excellent exercise for the mind and spirit.

Continuing to walk through this life is exactly what I want to be able to do on my own.  So, although this is not a pretty picture it’s an active one.  Don’t laugh, join me Aging with Grace and Elegance (AGE)

 

 

 

8 Dynamic Aspects To Be Experienced by Mature Women

 

 

 

 

Infinite Love

Infinite Time

Infinite Supply

Infinite Energy

Infinite Intimacy

Infinite Friendship

Infinite Reconciliation

Why these particular aspects?  Think about it, what more could there be to strive for than to have these infinite categories.  Money and fame can and may be acquired but underneath do these aspects exist?

 

Joy is not contingent on circumstances or situations.

Love when giving our all is untouchable.

Time without limits allows for freedom to live life to the fullest.

Supply of all things needed to function at the highest level.

Energy that keeps mind and body functioning at its peak.

Intimacy in its purest form where there is a spiritual connection.

Friendship that weathers the storms of life and stays always true.

Reconciliation to “forgive” and Age with Grace and Elegance (AGE)

EveryDay Ladies

How many of our women friends and relatives have shared their lives through extraordinary feats of love with kindness, caring, concern, encouragement, as well as, counseling, teaching, and financial support? We have all witnessed these unselfish acts. Although we are taken for granted in many instances and often misunderstood, women the world over are continuing to do this day after day.

 

The beginning of this journey started when we were very young as little girls where we are taught to be humble, quiet, demure and better seen but not heard. One nuance of being a female that I forgot about until today was brought to the forefront by a question posed by another lady, whether girls and women still pretend to not be smart because it wasn’t good for girls to show they were as smart as men, if not more so?

 

As the saying goes, what a tangled web, surrounding womanhood and for what it stands. Women were created to be helpmates, so let’s remember the love, relationships, and family obligations that we shoulder are meant to be acknowledged and recognized as valuable. As nurturers and winners, we understand the necessity of being that link in the scheme of life and that is why as we AGE we Age with Grace and Elegance.

 

If you have a burning story that exemplifies this post please, please send it in. The names can be changed to protect the innocent.

New Year 2018

 

This is a new year with an opportunity to think about everything differently.  My son sent me a wonderful way to think about the new year.  I’m going to embrace this throughout the year.

I’m walking into 2018 with a clear heart and mind

If you owe me, don’t worry about it – you’re welcome.

If you wronged me, it’s all good – a great lesson learned.

If you’re angry with me, you’ve won…If we aren’t Speaking,

its cool (I wish you well) and I want you to be GREAT.

If you feel I wronged you, and you have told everyone but me…

peace be onto you…

Life is too short for me to have the pent up anger, hurt, sadness

and holding grudges…

Here’s to 2018!!! 

Love to all

Our Christmas Letter

The 2017 Christmas Holiday season has been extremely good this year.  Reinventing one’s self and changing the way we do things is not only exhilarating it is liberating.  Instead of cooking the traditional meal which has been the ritual for umpteen years, it was good then, but now its time to pass the baton to the next generation.  Now, our turn to start enjoying and that is what thinking outside the box created this season.  Enjoy the journey to Ft. Lauderdale for a week at Mizner Place.  Mizner was relaxing and enjoyable and a wonderful place to vacation during the holidays or any other time of the year. 

 

 

First night there we went to Poc Grille and Buffet and enjoyed a plethora of appetizing and delectable dishes from the appetizer oyster/clam soup to the sushi, alligator tacos, crab legs and so much more. 

 

As the week progressed we went to the Cinema to see Justice League which was funny and suspenseful.  I’m a comic book junkie so this movie really kept you on edge to see if the good guys win.

We lounged and sat by the pool for a few days just being lazy.  Finally,  we decided to go to the Hard Rock and take our chances on the machines.  When what to my wondering eyes did appear but a $ slot machine not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.  We did win, I won’t say how much, then we decided in the spirit of the season to give it all back. 

 

Last but not least there was an evening of sitting on the deck overlooking the lake at the Cigar Bar.  This was our holiday extravaganza and to say it was enjoyable is an understatement.  Enjoy our pics from the trip. 

However, we never forget the true Reason for the Season the birth of our Saviour.   All of the things we were able to do and enjoy is because of recognizing who has made it all possible.  This is called Aging with Grace and Elegance.   

 

Diversity is Love has no labels

Pro Bowl 2017 was an exciting event and one I will never forget and it was played on my birthday.  Now it doesn’t get any better than that, however, it did.  My husband and I first were selected to be in a Public Service Ad (PSA) and we were able to enjoy the Pro Bowl game.   How about that turn of events.  I would like to share that experience with my family and friends in the hope that you will enjoy it with us.  Keep in mind that there are no labels on Love.