Shell St. James
Wanderer, but never lost. Reader, writer, teacher and student. The written word feeds our souls, but eat some blackberries now and then, too - they're good for you!
Is It Hot in Here??
Three things I used to believe about hot flashes that turned out to be untrue: They can't be that bad! ("So, you get a little warm. Just dress lighter, or turn on a fan. It can't be that disruptive!") It only happens when you're "old" There's nothing you can do about hot flashes besides HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
Make Yourself Irresistible
Have you ever met a member of the opposite sex who smelled incredible, but you just couldn’t put your finger on why? It wasn’t their perfume/cologne, or shampoo; there was just something about them.
A Walk with Gaia
I walked with my Mother today We met at the edge of the meadow where I had left her last Where forest touches sky
The Edge of Disconnect
The cracks on the ceiling study the lines on my face I lie on threadbare sheets wondering if I’m awake or sleeping
The Early Bird Didn't Get the Worm
Were you one of the first in line for a vaccine? Maybe you had a pre-existing condition, or you’re over 55 years of age.
Swimsuit Season... already??
Why did I eat so much this winter??? Winter is a time for afternoon naps and heavy meals. It makes the inhospitable weather that some of us experience a little easier to bear.
Goat Yoga for All
Goat Yoga??? Picture yourself in a tranquil, outdoor setting. You breathe in the fresh, crisp air, silencing the running dialogue in your mind and connecting to your inner self. You stretch slowly into a downward dog pose.
Why All Women Should Try Camping Alone
Ladies, if you’ve never camped solo, you are missing out on a tremendous experience! Gather around my virtual campfire, and let me tell you why…