Edith Andersen

Welcome to my blog of ruminations and essays.

2018 turned out to be a nonfiction year. Mostly. Nonfiction books require our attention and can remind us of school, except when they are well-written for the layperson. Knitting a sweater for my two-year-old granddaughter and trying to listen to an audible version of nonfiction resulted in mistakes and unraveling. There were times I’d have […]

Arianna Huffington listed 5 things we CAN control The books you read The risks you take Your perspective Who you spend time with How kind you are to others (Arianna Huffington)

Before you get married, you think you know the important things about your soon-to-be spouse. Remember all the intimate conversations over many glasses of wine—when you could drink without feeling like someone kicked you in the stomach and put your head in a vice? You talked into the nights. You agreed you wanted children, you […]

Aging is a reward for living a long life. Not everyone grows old and many die before the prime time of their lives. We are thankful. With age comes gratitude and appreciation for every passing year. We appreciate rituals, drinking our first cup of coffee on the lanai or reading a book on a rainy […]

Stress finds us. We are stressed about family, our health, money, politics and the scroll keeps unrolling. How we deal with stress colors our days and the quality of our sleep. Stress is defined as a feeling we experience when demands exceed our mental resources. In other words, we feel that our life is out […]

Be careful how your talk to yourself because you are listening. Lisa M. Hayes May spring breezes whisper of new beginnings. Freshness in the air motivates us to pay attention to neglected areas at home. We organize cluttered closets, get behind the refrigerator to clean and soak the microwave filter. Spring is also a great […]

If you are a child of mine and especially if you are a grandchild, this is not for you.  This is for mature readers, mature in years not necessarily in wisdom. I don’t want to eliminate all my friends. What happened began less than a year ago, I was standing on a small piece of […]