Great Wall Marathon, Try New Things
Great Wall Marathon 2016
90 Year Old Yoga Teacher in Central Park

I Am a Beginner

Great Wall Marathon, Try New Things

Trying new things, the Great Wall half-marathon and life

I am in China and trying crazy new things. Last week I did the Great Wall half marathon just outside of Beijing. And I am first of all astonished that […]

Try new things

Try New Things – Why small changes matter

Recently I was having wine (lots of it) with some good friends.  They asked what had happened to this blog Try New Things that I used to write. They were […]


Chasing Dreams & Second Acts

When I was 15 years old, I thought I wanted to be an Oceanographer, a female version of  Jacques Cousteau. Yes, I was a bit of a nerd. And yes, […]

Gambling on Retirement

Retirement Gamble: Gambling on Now….Not Later

I have a 15% chance of living to be 100. Check out the chart here. I have a 30% chance of living to be 90. Check out another one here. […]


The Cumulative Impact of Trying New Things

I left work a year ago and at first, I was unwilling to do anything.  After waiting and planning all the things I would do when I was no longer […]

90 Year Old Yoga Teacher in Central Park

I Am a Beginner

As I age, I get less flexible, and my body is not always willing to do what my head deems possible. It seems I am in a very slow decline […]


Travel & Being Grateful

I am leaving Vietnam now, after travelling from Saigon to Hanoi over the course of 10 days. I love being in Vietnam with it’s busy, tumultuous, city streets and it’s […]

Bangkok Subway

Bangkok, Fear and No Fear

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face – Eleanor Roosevelt. For those who are new to this blog, I am […]

Floating Market Bangkok

Solo Women Travelling and Vibrant Living

I read a quote recently that said “to mature is to go on changing endlessly”. I easily see that maturation process happening in my sons lives. Eventually they will reach […]

Bali is a land of contrast

Bali, Wu Wei and Cultural Relativism

Within the first five days of being in Bali, I have had more than a  few amazing experiences.  I am staying in Canggu (Chong-goo) a beach town just north of […]

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