Were our grandmothers right?

My grandmother was something. She could make people squirm with her casual cross-examinations, and always- always -always- had the upper hand , at every discussion. I used to tell everybody at work that she was my mentor when it came to interrogating people on the witness stand. I loved her with all my heart. She …

Embracing the nerd within me.

I know a lot of people who have tattoos. some even have many. Some are very close to me- 2 of my kids+my partner have them- the above picture is the tattoo my son had in honor of our beloved dog, Sirius, who passed away a few months ago. (still brings tears to my eyes …

Take care of yourself. the rest will follow.

This morning I woke up, and it was chilly, and the mere thought of going out for a run was giving me the shivers. I got up and made myself a cup of strong coffee, filled my hot water bottle and got back to bed to contemplate my next steps. Now I know you may …

Nap chat

Today I want to discuss something truly magnificent, that is definitely one of the holy grails of early retirement: The nap. You know, that short up to 50 minutes sleep in the middle of the day (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!????????!!-etc) Yes. So immoral and unproductive. Doesn’t get you closer to your goals . Doesn’t check anything off your …

Why I stopped wearing perfume and what I do instead +frugal tip . (no affiliated or sponsored or whatever anything in this post).

For years I was hooked on Abercrombie&fitch’s “blushed” perfume. Great smell, lots (and lots) of compliments, and the best -it is cruelty free– which is not common for great quality perfumes. Before that I used L’Occitane products  but ever since their going into the chinese market’ I couldn’t clearly understand if they were still totally …

Why (and how) I stopped wearing any makeup-and a frugal tip!

I celebrated my 50th birthday at a vipassana course. read here why and how: The birthday presents I gave myself-part 1. Quite naturally , so to speak, I wore no make up during the 10 day course, and this was a big deal for me, I must admit. Up untill then, I wore make up every …

How I encourage myself to drink more water -and it has nothing to do with any apps!

Water is basic stuff. I mean we all know it- we cannot survive without it- but since daily life for most of us offers so many other thirst quenching options, there needs to be a reminder from time to time of this wonderful green, organic, healthy, frugal substance. I’ve seen people where I work that …