• Managing Weight
    Healthful Season,  Mental Pause Season

    Change Your Eating Style for LIFE

    I barely scratched the surface in my post about losing weight in our fifties (How I Ruined My Friend’s 50th Birthday!)  A few of you fellow embracers expressed an interest in hearing more about healthful lifestyle changes.  My healthy eating journey is unusual, for sure.  But, I hope you find the information helpful in some way for your situation. The first step for getting healthy is to eliminate all sugar and processed foods, especially foods from a box.  Shop the perimeter of the grocery store.  That means skipping the processed food boxes and buying fresh green veggies, whole fruit, meat, and dairy items.  (Although, I also skip the dairy section.)…

  • Aging Advice for the Fifties
    Christian Living,  Healthful Season

    How I Ruined My Friend’s 50th Birthday

    Are you a menopausal mama who struggles to lose weight?  If so, I hope you’re encouraged by today’s post.  If you aren’t someone who struggles with weight, share this article with friends who might!  🙂 Do you often regret predicting what may lie ahead in someone’s life?  Why do I have to negatively share what to expect during mental pause (my term for menopause)?  Sometimes I really put my foot in it! I apologized to a friend recently for ruining her big 5-0 celebration earlier this year.  I ruined it by giving her some (unsolicited) advice about aging through her fifties.  She actually thanked me for what I said to…

  • Lemonade Stand - Life Changes
    Christian Living,  Healthful Season

    When Life Gives You Lemons, Put Up a Lemonade Stand!

      Welcome to my lemonade stand!  (Actually, that’s my daughter and her friend in our driveway many years ago with their lemonade stand.)  Lifestyle changes can be good.  Embrace This Season represents my focus on healthy living by growing gracefully through my fall season of life – and on into the winter season in future years. I’ve had a blog going for five years (at Curtain Queen Creates) where I encourage women to create the home they love to live in. It’s been a lot of fun, and inspiration flooded my soul at a feverish pitch for home projects over four and a half years. And then the flow of inspiration…