Welcome to This is Your Best Year!!!

Welcome to your best year.  You and I are on this journey together.  Together and collectively, we will give suggestions on living life to the fullest.  This is a blog for women who thought that when they reached this age, life was over.  This is for all of those women who thought their mothers were old at this age–well they may have been, but that’s not the case anymore.

We will discuss everything from health, beauty, faith, life, children, grandchildren, exercise, careers, retirement, starting all over again in love and/or career. We will talk about learning the word no, taking time to be who we are.  With this blog we will have fun, we will talk fashion, food,travel and all kinds of products–in other words, we’re going to talk about us.

You can always email me at: thisisyourbestyear@gmail.com.

Let’s get excited ladies, and stay tuned.  The first blog is set for this week.  Remember–THIS IS YOUR BEST YEAR!

Don’t Miss The Moment

I recently saw Arianna Huffington on several talk shows talking about her book “Thrive” which talks about redefining the meaning of success in all aspects of our lives.  Each time I saw her she always mentioned a quote from her mother which has stuck with me. The quote was “don’t miss the moment”. As women of a certain age, we tend to multitask to the max.  We are always doing something, trying to get to the next level. Our minds are constantly thinking about the next thing.  While we talk to someone, we are texting another, and the cycle goes on and on. We need to stop because we will miss many moments.  I stopped because the moment was “special”.

My youngest invited her sister and nephew over to a giant Easter Egg Hunt that would be held in Dallas. She also invited my sister and I to attend. So in the heat of the day with all the traffic that Dallas has to offer we were off to hunt Easter Eggs. I went to see Honey’s baby having fun because I didn’t want to miss the moment. It was wonderful, and it may never come again.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Happy Easter!

Another Perspective on Reinventing Your Life–Can’t Hurt

On April 29, Marlo Thomas will host the National Day of Reinvention that will be streamed live.  She will be talking about her new book “It Ain’t Over…” The book is about 60 stories of extraordinary women who have all dared to dream again. Might be fun to tune in.

Remember I read Jane Pauley’s book–”Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life”. I thought it was a good read. Take a look at the link below to find out more information about Marlo’s book and the time of the live streaming.


marlo thomas 2Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

15 Books About Black Women’s History Everyone Should Read

I recently started to subscribe to a wonderful site.  It is called For Harriet.  I also follow the site on Facebook and Twitter.  She has some amazing informative articles.  The latest post that I read on Facebook is listed below,  When you go to the post you can get a synopsis of the books that are listed.  I think the first book I’m going to start with is Freedom’s Daughter.  Which book(s) have you read or which one will you read first?

Remember “thisisyourbestyear“.


**To see more of what For Harriet has been up to, take a look at http://www.forharriet.com.  You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Just For A Laugh!

You Got That Right!


Enjoy The Main Street Arts Festival In Downtown Fort Worth

Enjoy food, art, music and more!

Enjoy Main Street In Downtown Fort Worth

Find out more information about this Fort Worth tradition at:  http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org

@MainStreetArts on Twitter

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival on Facebook

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Free Breast Screening Comes To You

The Moncrief Cancer Institute, UT Southwestern in Fort Worth, Texas is offering fully funded mammograms for women without insurance in the following locations.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Birdville ISD

6125 E. Belknap St.

Haltom, City TX 76117

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Moncrief Cancer Institute

400 W. Magnolia Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76104

You must call 800.405.7739 to schedule your appointment for either location.

Please check your local area for this free health benefit and share with others.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.


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You Gotta Know When To Fold Them


Sometimes it’s okay to just rest. It’s okay to put your feet up and take a few seconds to clear your mind. Free time is just that–free to relax. Enjoy!

Oh I am working. This is a working retreat at MD Resort in Aurora, Texas. If you gotta work why not do it with a good agenda, good facilitators, good colleagues and good accommodations!




Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.


**MD Resort is a Bed and Breakfast located near Dallas/Fort Worth.  They should have their website up and running again soon.


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