Susan McVicker and Katie Gilliam describe their chance meeting as a God thing. With a mother-daughter age difference, they both marvel at the timing of their worlds coming together and the adventure that unfolded. Susan says she “couldn’t possibly have imagined that her art would someday help women on the other side of the world.” Four years ago Susan came across a dilapidated shoe box filled with her late grandfather’s
Around the world, we discard one million plastic bags every single minute. We use, on the average, a bag for 25 minutes, and it takes 100-500 years for the bag to decompose. Our plastic trash, disposed of on land, eventually flows from streams to rivers to the oceans. An ocean gyre is a system of ocean and wind currents, swirling like a whirlpool. The trash is ultimately drawn into
A taxi driver once asked Salvador Dali, the quirky Surrealist painter, “What drugs do you take? I want them!” Dali responded “I don’t take drugs – I AM the drug!”
Surely you know an older women who cannot twist to buckle her seatbelt? Or one who has trouble bending down to reach a skillet in the lower kitchen cupboard? Maybe a friend who avoids going up and down the stairs? After talking with Adam Lee about how to combat the aging demons, I am all in and determined to work on my joint mobility. Mobility refers to the ability to move
Unlike Bob Hope, the comedian and avid golfer who lived to be 100, I am not able to have a massage every single day of my life. However, I have learned that foam rolling, basically self massage, is an easier and less expensive alternative. It helps accomplish some of the same things as massage – kneading the tissues and loosening things up. When I talked with Adam Lee, a
You need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable for there to be change. Although applicable in all facets of life, Adam Lee lives by this mantra in the fitness world. I talked with Adam, a Nashville fitness trainer for the past 16 years, about ways to keep my body from rolling steadily downhill as I approach my 60’s and beyond.
A few years ago, I gave my husband a simple and inexpensive valentine – a small, red notebook. Inside the front cover, I wrote a message to my sweetheart. I proposed, with this notebook in hand, we sit down a few times a year and talk about our marriage. My concept was to document our hopes and dreams for the coming months, our aspirations, what we’d like to
A personal goal for 2016 – and one I plan to carry into this new year— take more time to play. Play with no purpose in mind. Let go of my to-do list, turn off my phone, stop worrying about what needs to be done. Play by myself, play with my friends, play with my husband – play and have fun.
Give Lynn Lesher a challenge and she’s happy. Problems delight her and routines bore her to tears. She describes herself as “a domestic AND an intellect.” She has figured out a way to employ both tendencies while working alongside some of Nashville’s biggest country music stars. Twenty years ago, Lynn decided she was tired of offices and the corporate world. “I literally just quit one day,” she says, sounding like