Is being a clueless woman actually a virtue?? (Bridget Jones as a test case)

Yep, Bridget. Jones. Come on- don’t roll your eyes at me. It’s summer here, temperatures are around 98 Fahrenheit -(or should I say Farenhight) and I have a thing about using the air-condition – it is not environmental, not frugal- and I am trying to acclimate myself to natural occurring temperatures -be it  high temperatures […]

Making dreams come true at 50

Yessssssssssssssssssssss this is me. I know everybody is looking for a way to turn back time- I am having the greatest time of my life right now.  Since I turned 50 9 months ago, my life has changed completely. I have made tremendously important decisions that allowed me, for the first time in my life, […]

13 days as a dhamma server in a vipassana course: what?? ( no preaching or missionary wisdom included)

Yep. I spent almost 2 weeks preparing food and cleaning the kitchen&dishes for more than 100 people. No payment. sure- it wasn’t easy- but I enjoyed myself immensely, and moreover- I shall share my tips on how to – just in case you decide this is an adventure you would like to experience. Mind you […]

So- intermittent fasting??

well, people read my disclaimer- no doctor, no dietician, no scientific nothing. do what you want, eat what you like, basically, do your own thing, this is my experience, I have no idea what’s good for you if you don’t know either- then consult someone that you believe does know. now to the point. so […]

How much should we teach our children about money?

Hi everyone. today- a subject I have been thinking quite a lot about. well -for years actually. I have 3 kids- and I am not sure I did a good enough job with them on the financial subject. when my 2 grown-ups were little, I didn’t let them in on every financial contemplation I had- […]

Preparing for early retirement: last month at work

So,  early retirement is getting closer and closer. If nothing changes- my due date is at the end of this (short) month- February 28. Being a walking irony that I am, the minute I wrote a mail to everyone at work announcing my retirement and inviting them to a modest toast on the 28th, someone […]

Do you ever stop caring what your parents thinks of you? (heavy personal issues here- beware!)

A  week ago I drove almost 2 hours (each way)  in early morning hours, to visit my mother. My mother and I have an “interesting relationship”.. I think many women have an “interesting relationship” with their mothers. I am not a psychologist but I know this relationship is a naturally complex one, and research proves […]

Analyzing my everyday expenses: reflecting on 2018- part 2

Aspiring towards early retirement , for me, meant adjusting to a different life style- and a  different spending regime- but- and this is the important point I am emphasizing- the change needed to be permanent- not “only until I reach early retirement- and then- the sky’s the limit “. And why is that, pray tell? […]

10 hour layover in Amsterdam: how to change your point of view and have a great time!(and happy balanced new year!!)

As I grow (older and )wiser, I realise that there is so much truth in the simple & common phrase:”your perspective shall determine your experience”. Every incident I bump into – or bumps into me- I breathe, contemplate its consequences, and try to look at it in a positive way. What I learned over the […]

Reflecting on my 2018 expenses

The end of the year is in my opinion a great time to look back at your expenses and learn a thing or two (or three?) about your spendings. *This is a part of a bigger picture– of course- reflecting on everything you accomplished in the past year- for better or for worse. the thing […]