When running away is not an option

I suppose I could don a disguise and run off to the nearest wine-bar and sip cocktails while my husband tried to find me to make dinner. But then I’d likely overdo it and end up being driven home by a well-meaning stranger who would need to be fed, too…

I’m just looking for the right thing to do.

I personally have a lot going on this month — selling my mother’s house, our granddaughter visiting from Ireland, writing and parties and workshops. But regardless of this year’s unusual goings-on, in December I usually find that I am too busy. I hear myself saying with others — How did…

thanks for reading and writing back. I am glad you found inspiration. I keep plugging away at different things, curious at what is happening to me and all around me at this age.

Are You Pinning Too Much on a Holiday?

I suppose it happens to everyone as they get older. You realize that Christmas or your birthday or whatever occasion used to be so important to you is really an illusion. It is just one day. Perhaps you become jaded, decide you don’t really care about it. You’d rather not…

These can send you sliding down a slippery slope to old age

It’s bad enough that everyone under fifty thinks we are senile, helpless, and boring. Sometimes, all we have to keep us going is our own belief in ourselves. It is critical that older people take care of themselves emotionally as well as physically. We need to care about our needs…

Jean Anne Feldeisen

I've got my fingers in way too many pots. Cook, writer, poet, reader, musician, therapist, dreamer, a transplant from New Jersey suburbs to a farm in Maine.

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