A Call For Simplicity in 2009

Most menopausal goddesses and their families greet this New Year with hope and trepidation. With the somewhat stark economic realities facing us, we gain a chance to look at what we spend with new eyes – moneywise AND timewise.

Theresa-Venus wrote in her own blog of Nov. 13, 2008 about Rediscovering Simple Joy. Potlucks replace dining out. Canoeing and cross-country skiing replace concerts and movies. (And as she notes, the exercise is a fantastic bonus!) Theresa’s blog

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4 Responses to A Call For Simplicity in 2009

  1. Saskia RN September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Great message, honey; I've been doing it for the past few years. My famous initials on invitations that come across Clyde's desk and make their way to mine now are "N.I." as in "not interested." I've been retreating to my mountain top home as soon as the work-day is done and relishing the hikes I take with my neighbor or the 1/2 mile swim alone at Waialae. I'm nourishing myself after nourishing others, and that seems to be the trick to sanity and great health.

    And speaking of taking care of myself, ahem….I'm going in for a little tune up on Thursday 🙂

    I don't know how your women feel about fooling around with mother nature and if they're more of the gray is great mode of thinking, and that to age gracefully and naturally is the way to go. I don't want to offend anyone and it is, after all, a very personal choice.

    So, how goes the tundra and the cold? It's been so rainy, windy, cool….just heaven! I love it 🙂

    OK my dear, off to multi-task the afternoon away. I read about what you do the first day of the new year kinda maps out the rest of it? Well, then I'll be hiking and cleaning and paying bills all year it seems then; oh, and let's not forget watching crappy movies!

  2. Lynette Sheppard September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    You're so right, Saskia, it is a very personal choice. And I would hope that we all could support our sister menopausal goddesses in whatever aging gracefully means to them. I don't think we should judge one another for however we nurture ourselves. So good on ya! (For those who don't know Saskia, she is a nurse extraordinaire and manager of her husband's busy plastic surgery practice. A lot of women are lucky to have her as professional, counselor, and confidante!)

  3. moonseazen September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    I just wanted to tel Theresa how much I loved her blog comment about "living in a snow globe". What a lovely way to express the joy and gratitude for nature’s beauty, and to bring back peaceful memories from childhood. After living in tropical climates for over 20 years now, the phrase "living in a snow globe" caught my attention. Snowfall is so peaceful yet the white noise is still audible in my memory. Thank you.

  4. Theresa Souers September 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    What a score today. Instead of paying for a gym workout, I took a walk in a nearby snowy forest (okay, walking on unstable, crooked, suddenly up to the thigh in a drift, foundation is not just walking) and instead was treated to an art show. The sky put on a production that was not to be missed. The softest pinks and apricots repeated patterns from the sky, to the mountain tops, to the snowy land and truly looked like a magnificient watercolor. If I had taken that photo, no one would believe it had not been photoshopped.

    Come on down . . . the price is right!

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