Seeing Clearly Is The Key To A Happy Retirement

When I was asked to write this sponsored post for the brand VSP Individual Vision Plans,* I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. Then it hit me, seeing clearly is the key to a happy retirement. Yes, yes, … Continue reading

Managing Your Medications Is A Serious Matter

“Remember to take your pills after you get home from breakfast” I told my boyfriend L this past weekend. “Yep,” he replied. Mind you,  I’m such a nice girlfriend to make breakfast for L most Saturday mornings. Thankfully, I only have … Continue reading

The Best Is Yet To Come: Celebrating My 60th Birthday!

There’s no more countdown. It’s here, it’s now. This week I’m celebrating my 60th birthday! Looking Back On My 50s As I get ready to tackle my next decade, I can’t help but think of all I’ve accomplished during the … Continue reading

Stay Healthy and Happy This Holiday Season

“It’s December and the holiday season is in full swing. As your jolly CVS Pharmacy Ambassador*, I’m here to remind you about ways to stay healthy and happy so you can enjoy this month’s festivities and celebrations. Did You Get Your Flu … Continue reading

More Fun Things To See and Do In Portland

Hopefully by now you read my post about my first day visiting popular places in Portland, Oregon. Could my Day Two top it? Yep, yep, yep. Long time friends S and her sister B, who were tour guides for my stay in … Continue reading

A Glorious Day Exploring Popular Places In Portland

I promised I would tell you more about my trip to Portland, Oregon and I’m staying true to my word. If you read my previous post about the 10 reasons you need to visit hip and cool Portland, you know how … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Hip and Cool Portland

Having arrived in Portland following three wonderful days in The Tualatin Valley (Oregon’s wine country), I knew I was going to love this city from the minute I stepped into the artsy Inn at Northrup Station Hotel in the Northwest part of town. The team from Travel Portland … Continue reading

A Beautiful Cycling Adventure on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail

It was my last day in The Tualatin Valley of Oregon, courtesy of The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA),* and I was looking forward to a cycling adventure on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. The Banks-Vernonia State Trail is one of Oregon’s Regional Trails … Continue reading

One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories

In honor of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m pleased to bring you an essay written by Antoinette Truglio Martin, the author of an inspiring memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. In 2007, when … Continue reading

Happy October! It’s Time To Get Your Flu Shot

“It’s October. The flu season has officially started. Let’s go get our flu shot,” I said to my boyfriend L last weekend. Since I’m a CVS Ambassador*, we went to the MinuteClinic at our local CVS Pharmacy for our shots. There was no … Continue reading