Moody? Me?

Raise your hand if you’re subject to mood swings. There are two big problems with retirement: 1) Way too much time to think, and 2) Nobody wants to listen to your problems. So many of today’s issues have to do with the emotional rollercoaster that seems to be a ride that just doesn’t end. Whether… Continue reading Moody? Me?

Smile Blog Revisited

Coping With Lockdown This blog is more for me than for you. I recently learned that the Portuguese government will extend lockdown until early April. On top of that, my vaccine is months away and the two jabs could get in the way of travel. It’s been a difficult year, however, I have come to… Continue reading Smile Blog Revisited

Feelings Reiterated

Reblog — difficult time to write and some things require reiteration     Your State of Mind One of the many things that happen when you grow older is coming to terms with your feelings (if you’re lucky). Coping with your feelings, identifying your feelings, sorting out your feelings, embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to… Continue reading Feelings Reiterated

What is Love?

Better yet . . . what is love to me? “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” -Benjamin Franklin       I’ve blogged about friendship, fear, loss, sexuality and so on, and so I thought that it is time for love. Must be all this talk of Valentine’s Day, although it’s not… Continue reading What is Love?

What Does Happy Look Like?

[I’m traveling tomorrow, so I decided to publish this week’s blog early. Sunday, February 3rd’s blog will be all about the Canary Islands.]       Thoughts about happiness has been occupying a great deal of my time lately. I’ve been taking stock of my life and wondering the following: Am I happy? What makes… Continue reading What Does Happy Look Like?

Observation

Last post of the year. Reiterating an important message: One of the many advantages of being present is the ability to take in what is all around us. Observation is a privilege very few people take advantage of. It’s way too easy to get so caught up in your own small world that you fail… Continue reading Observation

Feelings

      Your State of Mind One of the many things that happen when you grow older is coming to terms with your feelings (if you’re lucky). Coping with your feelings, identifying your feelings, sorting out your feelings, embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to feel, projecting feelings; you can see where I’m going with… Continue reading Feelings