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 …

Dealing with my body issues (cup A personality type?)

Believe me when I tell you I hesitated a long time before writing this post. I mean a very long time. I started this blog more than a year ago- and this is my first exposure- so to speak. I will be turning 51 in September, and as I have told you in previous posts, the …

My Organic gardening tips – beginners I got you covered!

As an early retiree, it is oh so expected that I take on gardening. So I did. Can’t break tradition. 2 essential caveats before I start: #1: I am no professional gardener or anything of the sort. on the contrary, novice, totally. But- in my humble opinion- not only does that not disqualify me from …

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, …

How our dog adopted us- and we adopted him right back!

I read a great post yesterday by the vegan homesteader about the importance of adopting your animal friends instead of buying them. here is the link to the post: the vegan homesteader post That great post inspired me to tell the story of how we didn’t adopt our beloved dog- he adopted us. We moved to …

I have a problem with “I need you “songs

Lately, I’ve been running with some trance playlists on Spotify. People these are 2019 worldwide hits, and yet- the lyrics, for many of them, are focused on the likes of: #What will I do without you. #I can’t go on without you. #How will I survive without you. #Now that you’re gone. the rooms are …

The whole truth about early retirement.

I think someone should tell the absolute truth about early retirement. And I think that someone is going to be me. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bout to tell you I regret taking the step and retiring at 50. au contraire mes amis– I truly believe I made one of the best decisions …

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 …

Making my own rice milk: is it cost effective??

This is not exactly fair, I know. I retired early 5 weeks ago, and obviously (for me) – became even more of a DIY enthusiast. I think it is socially expected of retired people to upgrade their cooking skills, learn Italian,play the banjo and knit colorful socks. (I have a long way to go.no banjo …

How I improved my blood works results

before I start- here comes the usual drill about the disclaimer and all that- “I am not a doctor or registered dietitian or any other practice that concerns health or nutrition”. All my tips are based on my own personal experience, what works for me- might not work for you-  do your own research and …