Wisdom is defined as, “Accumulated knowledge of life or in a particular sphere of activity that has been gained through experience”.
Well let’s see, here are just a few mid-life tidbits of wisdom I have accumulated through my life’s experiences thus far:
When everyone appears to be younger than you it’s because they are.
It’s OK to trust your life into the hands of a doctor that looks like your youngest child. And it’s OK to ask if they brushed their teeth and washed…Continue
Added by Jan Brehm on April 23, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments
More than once I have stopped by the emergency room fearing I am having a heart attack. Symptoms have included tightness or sharp pains in my chest, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and/or a pressure sensation in my jaw.
As women, we are told to pay attention to any irregular symptoms like these and get checked out as heart disease is the number one killer of women and can easily go undetected.
The first time I went to the emergency room I was 39 years old experiencing…Continue
Added by Jan Brehm on September 27, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments
I was thirteen when my piano teacher decided I was to master the pipe organ and become a church organist. I viewed the career path laid out before me and shuddered, as church organists at that time appeared to have poor fashion sense and bad hair. I am thankful to this day my mother gave me the choice and I firmly declined.
Recently, it’s as if my husband and I are standing on stage with an attentive audience as we perform an organ recital of our own that has nothing to do with…Continue
Added by Jan Brehm on January 9, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments
She sat upright with perfect posture displaying firm breasts that faced forward effortlessly as a German Short-haired Pointer. With full lips, the kind thin-lipped women attempt to replicate surgically, but regretfully result in a ‘come what may’ platypus pout, she extended her bronzed, toned legs, smiled and giggled. The perfect perfume, the perfect designer shoes and hair so expertly styled as if she were ready to hit the Paris Fashion Week runway, she filled the room.
Added by Jan Brehm on October 3, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments
As I sit here just a stones throw past my mid-life mark, I once again make a courageous attempt to figure out how I managed to get here so quickly, where the past 40 years went and why it feels like I have lived today too many times before. Heady stuff for first thing in the morning.
Sipping my Starbucks ‘Tall Coffee In A Grande Cup Packed To The Top With Whipped Cream’ (you must try it, it’s fabulous), the sun peeps out and gives a wink before darting back into it’s dismal…Continue
Added by Jan Brehm on April 18, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments
As soldiers train for battle, performers hone their talents for audiences, doctors train for the healing arts and citizens sharpen skills for the trades, I believe we are all, in every life’s situation and circumstance, preparing for the highlights of our lives and the agonizing challenges that confront us on our journeys.
With my husband now facing cancer, one that responds well to treatment but by far the most painful beyond excruciating, I am becoming aware we are not in lack of…Continue
Added by Jan Brehm on March 8, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments