Recapture the Magic of Christmas

Every year I try to avoid the crazy stress of the the holidays and recapture the magic of Christmas. "Oh, sure," you're thinking. With the cards and the decorating, when do I have time? I have my moments when I am swept up and experience that wonderful feeling where anything is possible. You can too.... Continue Reading →

Take A Photo Tour Through Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor Garden has been on my mind all summer. After a major deck replacement and landscape removal, my otherwise beautiful gardens looked bleak. I needed some inspiration and remembered the extraordinary English gardens explored a few years ago while traveling through the Cotswolds. Our first landscape crew, soon fired, cut three of my Hidcote... Continue Reading →

Five Years Cancer Free!

Whew! Talk about a breast cancer marathon. From the shocking diagnosis to my double boobectomies, the implants of my bionic boobs and subsequent challenges of taking estrogen-suppressing and depressing pills, I've finally crossed the five-year finish line. Hang on while I catch my breath. I couldn't have done it without you, my readers, my family,... Continue Reading →

What Not to Say to a Cancer Survivor

I'm almost five years cancer-free and have survived all kinds of off-hand comments. Everyone wants to say the right thing to a cancer survivor, but sometimes not saying anything would have been better. Some were well-intentioned while others seemed like heat-seeking missiles. When that would happen, I would go to a very dark place. A... Continue Reading →

How to Avoid Major Failure

Have you ever engaged in a difficult activity and lost focus when distracted by someone much better. Then you failed in a major way? I have. Many times when attempting to fulfill a goal and while ice skating. Failure happens when we attempt to reach a super tough goal but focus our attention on something... Continue Reading →

How to Be Discovered on WordPress!

Featured on Discover is the blog award given by the WordPress editors. I’ve been honored to win five of these awards. They have brought thousands of views and lots of new followers to the Wild Ride. Today, I’ll let you in a little secret how you can be Discovered on WordPress too! Editor's Picks, Freshly Pressed,... Continue Reading →

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