JOY diary

Can We Just Let Older & Fatter People Study & Work Out in Peace, Drew?I know Drew means well. And before you start reading this... I like Drew. He's a good guy. Here's the thing though... we older, fatter people know that age and body fat don't prescribe...

Hope and Wisdom in our Times?

When I turned 50 last January, I was all set to look back over my life and share the things I’ve learned. But I couldn’t bring myself to distill it all down. I think this is what I wanted to say... Mostly, life’s been a tough path. There are volumes I could write. In...

What’s the Power in Positive Thinking?

Everyone Talks About the Power of Positive Thinking All too often I read motivational quotes and think, "Yeah. Okay! That's where my head needs to be at!!" They're often like this one by Tena Desae: "Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up...

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

I turn 50 in two weeks. I’ve been preparing for months to do this, in my head and in my writing. I took up yoga. I’m ready! Well, I was ready until yesterday. Yesterday, a package I ordered two months ago arrived in the mail. Two months ago, something else happened...

I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.

~ Shawn Johnson