Welcome to my site! I am delighted that you are here with me as we journey together as ageless aging pioneers.
I am an interior designer, author, speaker, plus a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designing smart and healthy homes and lives.
My passion and my goal is to inspire, enlighten, and empower you to live your very best life now and in your future years ahead.
Through the principles of Design SMARTS, you will not only survive aging, but you will thrive in each age and every life stage . Implementing these principles will enable you to experience a life full of abundant joy and an uncontainable zest that you so deserve!
What started out as a post on making pizzelles turned into a really meaningful post for me and hopefully you too!
You see, my family even though far from being wealthy, one of my dad’s favorite quotes was, “by gosh, we sure eat like those millionaires”! And he was exactly right because delicious, high quality food was our normal…no hamberger helper in our family meals!
“I lasted all morning but left midway into the afternoon session demoralized, discouraged, and definitely feeling and believing that no one could be more stupid than I was to dream this goal.”
Have you had a dream that you dreamed of accomplishing? Whether is is your goal of losing weight, starting another career, or just finally getting your life and house in order, do not give upon your dream, EVER!
Here you are, beginning a new year. But where are you with whatever dream you have now or have had in your past? Many of you have given up on your dreams after too many failures, too many naysayers sabatoging your goal or dream, feeling too old thinking it is just too late for you. Know what really is the worst enemy? Believing these lies!
Grab a cup of coffee or “beverage of choice” to read my story to achiving my seemingly impossible dream.
SMALL CHANGES CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
SOMEBODY in your family or circle of friends has to make the first attempt at making small changes for a healthier holiday.
So, my friends, here are my tips, suggestions and secrets for making a healthier holiday happen.
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
This is the title of one of my favorite and well-known Christmas carols, but
do you realize that COLOR is also talking to you this holiday season?
TIMES HAVE CHANGED
The high occurrence of divorce and single-parent households nowadays is having a huge impact on how zillions fare the challenge of with how to deal with the holidays.
Similar to the aging of America and the ever evolving definition of what is the traditional family unit, is a feeling of “incompleteness” for so many around this season of celebrations.
The holiday celebrations facing my fellow Boomers out there are as varied as the people themselves. As time marches on, things change. Kids grow up and have families of their own. Many times, not everyone can make it for each and every holiday celebration or special occasion. Grown children and their spouses have to make their own agreements on where to spend which holidays. As in our case, this is especially true if there are many miles separating them from their families.
Back by popular demand is our (mostly healthy 😉 ) Holiday Cookbook and it is Free!
If you haven’t received your copy of “Holiday Deliciousness”, sign up to get yours now!
Are you ready to not accept gaining those frustrating holiday pounds after working so hard to get them off? This post is for you my friend!