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?

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?

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

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